I’ve been experimenting with Tumblr for a little while now and I really enjoy the service as a solution for micro-blogging combined with Twitter. I’ve previously discussed Twitter as a solution for lifeblogging, but it lacks the capability to post links, pictures, and videos. Tumblr enables the importing of any feed in addition to posting all the links and multi-media I find interesting and want to share without composing a full blog post. I setup Tumblr to automatically import all my twitters as well as any additional links I post manually.
Personally, I find blogs with link posts and short one or two liners outside their topic distracting at best. I’ve recently unsubscribed from numerous blogs that clutter up their typically interesting posts with automated link posting from sites like del.icio.us and ma.gnolia. Don’t get me wrong, I sometimes find these links quite interesting; but I usually would rather not bother sorting through them unless there is some kind of commentary attached.
Tumblr gives users a better forum for this kind of blogging by creating a kind of site referred to as a tumblelog. Tumblr provides a free hosting service for creating tumblelogs providing domain mapping as well as a beautiful dashboard for managing all your content. You can find my Tumblr tumblelog here: tumblr.tmarkiewicz.com