Besting Blogging Site: Tumblr
be honest, I haven't always understood the point of blogging websites.
It took years of harassing from friends before I made my first Facebook
page and even longer for me to try out twitter. I never understood the
point of posting status updates to a group of friends and an even larger
group of strangers that I had never met. Why does it matter what I ate
for lunch or what I'm doing at this exact second? Do people seriously
care about that stuff?
But then, along came Tumblr. I'll admit that I was hesitant at first. I still didn't understand what all the hype was about, and it was only after being harassed yet again that I came to make my first account. Tumblr seemed different right off the bat though. The main thing I was attracted to was that I was able to post whatever I wanted whether that be music files, pictures or blog posts. This is all done without needing addition 'things'. With Twitter, for example, URL's must be shortened with special websites and if you want to upload pictures you have to use TwitPic. Videos require Twitvid and groups require Twittgroups. Why can't all that be included in one website?
Well, on Tumblr, it is.
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setup of the website is actually decent and easy to maneuver around
even if you're blogging illiterate. This is a huge plus to me and I
believe many other websites could learn a thing or two from Tumblr's
format. I'm all for having the freedom to post whatever you want, but
when it's so complicated that it takes you an hour to figure out how to
actually post the message, it gets annoying.
Tumblr also has great features with one of my favorites being the toll free call in number. The internet providers in my area are often spotty. I don't always have access to a computer with functioning Internet and when I don't, it's nice to know that I still have a way to express myself online. It's also a great safety feature to have in case of an emergency. I know many people may think that going online after a disaster is stupid, but it's a great way to let all your friends and family know that you're okay. Whether there is an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or some other disaster, the Tumblr toll free number doesn't rely on the internet providers in my area to keep my friends up to date with what's going on in my life. Both Facebook and Twitter messages can be sent from cellphones, but this relies on cell towers being up. This isn't always the case in the midst of a disaster, and it's nice to know that you can reach all your friends from just one phone, and not just a cell either.
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is also a great way to meet new friends. Yes, you can meet any friends
on any blogging website, but Tumblr sorts users in a much different way.
It's easy to find friends based on common interests simply by clicking a
few buttons. The website is particularly good at only matching people
who up who are compatible based on interests, and unlike Facebook,
Tumblr doesn't consider "compatible friends" being those who "Liked" the
same Facebook groups, such as "When I was your age, Pluto was a planet"
or "I Use my Cell Phone to See in the Dark."
Overall, Tumblr's ease of use and ability to post anything, anywhere, anytime makes it one of the best blogging websites out there. With the added bonus of being able to find compatible friends so easily, it tops my list as the best blogging format out there today.
This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find high speed internet providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities.