If you have ever wondered why you keep hearing the term Tumblr so commonly on the internet these days but you still don’t know what the heck is Tumblr? here is some basic information that can help:
Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform. Micro-blogging is a recent phenomenon that represents a much shorter and simpler version of blogging as compared to the one offered by blogging services like Wordpress or Blogger. Micro-blogging means that you don’t have to go through multiple screens if you want to write a post and don’t have to fill various fields category, excerpt and other meta data.
With Tumblr, you can quickly post text, images, videos, music and links to a blog and share it with the world. Similar to Twitter, Tumblr also let’s you follow other tumblogs meaning that when you log into your Tumblr dashboard, you can quickly see what those people have blogged about and if you like their post, you can reblog it with a single click.
Tumblr is simple, it is light-weight and most importantly it is free. The fact that it was started by a 17 year old means the platform has a lot of energy and innovative ideas to make it grow. Recently, a lot of celebrities and brands have started using Tumblr to connect with their fans and communicate their messages. It is not currently a craze like Facebook or Twitter but at the pace its growing, Tumblr is bound make an impact.