It’s Twitter with pictures. It’s Pintrest without the elitist recipe writers. It’s Goodreads without the books. It’s Facebook without the face. It’s reddit….well it’s kinda not like reddit. Anyway.
Tumblr in one sentence:
You make a blog, follow people and post/reblog pictures.
Tumblr is totally anonymous unless you choose otherwise. Most popular feeds are devoted to one particular subject. There is no down voting, comments are sparse, and there is no drama.
At its purest, Tumblr is a person’s mind laid out for the world. Kinda like how you can get to know someone by looking at their book shelf, scrolling through a person’s Tumblr page can give you deep insight into how their mind works. Like a reverse Rorschach test.
This is what Tumblr is for me:
I reblog things so that I can easily find them later, saving me the time it takes to download images. I contribute nothing original. I only decide what level of appreciation I give to the images posted by the people I follow.
Reblog: if I love it and think the entire world should love it or it speaks to me in a deep/banal way.
Like: if I don’t want the world to know I love it (Liked images cannot be viewed unless you want people to see your liked images)
Social expression/networking is different for everyone. I would suggest you give expressing yourself through images a try.