Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Sharing my stuff with Tumblr

Dave's Shared Items on TumblrTumblr rules. There, I said it. I really love it. Here’s how Tumblr describes their free service:

Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors, to your theme‘s HTML.

We used Tumblr extensively leading up to and during our recent road trip. Our ninja web designer created a custom Tumblr template that rocks. Each of us used our iPhones to post updates, pictures, quotes, video and audio to our Tumblr account in real time. It was perfect for a road trip.

Tumblr is also perfect if you want to create a quick blog. I’ve recently created two new ones, Music Dave Loves, which automatically posts music I “love” using Last.FM and Dave’s Shared Items, which aggregates my Google Shared Items. I encourage you to subscribe to the feed if you’re interested in what I’m interested in.

If you’re looking for a way to share things you should consider using Tumblr.


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    Hey Dave: So is Tumblr an aggregator? Another feeder? I'm still looking for a clear differentiation as to why and how Tumblr fits into my already too-full plate of updating/posting obligations.

  • I have been thinking about using them for a site. I like that you have the option to use a regular domain name instead of a Tumblr address.

  • Hello my name is Dave, and I love Tumblr! :)

  • If that's how you feel then you don't need it. But yes, you can inport
    several feeds into it, or simply blog with it if you prefer.

    However, I recommend WordPress if you want to go for normal blogging.


  • Yes, it's a great feature.

  • I have two Tumblogs. One is for my daughter (3 weeks old). We post pictures and updates so family and friends can see her grow up. Easy to do with the iPhone when we're out an about. A friend (who is location independent) and I also share one to post links, quotes, etc. We each read lots of different blogs, so it's better than sharing in a reader or emailing.

  • That's a great idea! That way you can password protect it if you don't want
    to share it with the public. The quote feature is a GREAT one for your kiddo
    once she's speaking. That's such a great idea.

    Congrats on your 3 week old too! Enjoy the time, it goes by fast. Mine are 3
    and 4, they rock!