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Tumblr: Clogging the space between Twitter and a blog

Tumblr-logoI’ve had a Tumblr account for a while, but it was just mirroring what I was posting on Twitter and Facebook (and LinkedIn and MySpace and all the other social networks and microblogs that Ping.fm can update, as I described here).

Last week, however, I discovered I was missing out on some interesting and fun posts. So I decided to become more active on the short-form blogging site (it falls between a full-on WordPress blog and Twitter).

I’ll still be blogging here, but feel free to play along at http://zacheverson.tumblr.com too.

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2 Responses to Tumblr: Clogging the space between Twitter and a blog

  1. Erik Deckers February 18, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    So why can’t you just do short-form blogging on your WordPress blog? There’s no rule that says you have to do posts of a certain length on WP. Hell, look at length of this one.

    I am curious why you picked Tumblr. I’m starting to look into some alternative blogs. I like Posterous, because you just email in your posts. Attach a photo to the email, and it will get embedded. Of course, Blogger and WordPress have this feature too, but it just seems so much easier with Posterous.

  2. Zach February 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Good point Erik, and I did think about that approach. Tumblr appealed to me though because of the community that already exists there. A lot of writers and editors who contribute to the same sites I do (or want to) have Tumblr sites.

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