Steven Long about Facebook usernames, author pages, and staking out intertube domains, I got myself a Tumblr account. I'm thinking I'll use it to post photos, mostly images I snap around town, maybe a bit of captioning and tagging. After all, the platform is all about microblogging.
I'm calling my Tumblr "One Finger Clicking." Too clever by half, no? A third, maybe? The URL is http://stevemasover.tumblr.com/.
a word-person, not so much an image-person, so tilting at Tumblr is
partly about challenging my usual habits and patterns of expression. I
don't imagine for a moment that I'm setting up for a switch, I expect One Finger Typing, this blog, to be active for a good long while. If I keep at it, Tumblr will probably turn out to be a sideshow.
To date, I've never gotten serious about posting images to services like Flickr or Picassa, and while I'm inspired by my friend & colleague Quinn's picture-a-day
on the Flickr platform I'm certain I'll never be that consistent ...
and I'll never, ever catch up to her full body of work -- nearly 60,000
Will Tumblr be worth the bother? Will anybody care? Is Tumblr redundant if I already use Twitter? Is a secondary blog, albeit micro and image-focused, a silly diversion? What do you think?