It sounds rediculous, but I think I’m going to start using tumblr. No, no, it’s not going to replace anything on this site. This will be in addition to the nothing that I already do here. Told ya it sounded ridiculous.
I think it was when I was on @garyvee‘s website one day when I decided to sign up for an account. The idea of different post-types is something that I tried to start on my blog awhile back with asides(which I’ve since ditched) and image galleries(which I’m currently working on), except on Tumblr it’s built in and not some crazy theme hack.
I’ve been curious about Tumblr for a long time. As soon as I saw the interface I loved it. As soon as I saw that you could set it up with a custom URL, for free, I was hooked. It’s ridiculously customizable with some good looking templates right off the line.
I knew there had to be some way to integrate this into my site without imposing on the WordPress blog. I had no idea how I would generate enough content for my main blog and a tumbleblog, but now it seems quite obvious. I don’t need to generate anymore content than I already am. This is the place to share some of the content that I stumble across on the web, but don’t want to clog up my blog with. The youtube videos, the digg stories, the music — it can all go here — in one, centralized location.
I think back to when I started using Pownce. It was a cool service, but I didn’t really know what to use it for until I saw people sharing videos and music. Then I realized what a great tool it could be. I’ve been looking for a replacement ever since they sold to Six Apart on December 15th last year(2008). This is what Tumblr will be for me, but better. I’d also like to save all my tweets here and who knows what else so that they can be archived and searchable. Right now the twitter feed and the vimeo vids are set to automatically post, but I will definiltly be posting as I browse the web.