More than a Facebook status update but less formal than a traditional blog post, Tumblr fits nicely into a hip area of social self-expression. Through a tumble, you can share original content in the form of a quotation, link, photo, video, audio or more traditional text. Or, more simply, you can reblog content posted by others, à la Twitter. The result is that a person’s blog is an amalgamation not just of other networks, but of related content that represents an individual from a variety of angles and mediums. Get started with Tumblr today.
As the icons that line the top of a Tumblr dashboard explicitly state, you can post several types of media in an original tumble, including text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio and video. When you select one of these icons, a new window pops up tailored to that content type. Along the right rail of each of these screens are a few handy fields. You can schedule a post for a later time, include a source link to the material you’re writing about and let people comment by adding a photo.