The tumblelog

If you’re subscribed to my RSS feed, you don’t need to check the site itself to receive any updates I make in terms of posts (or comments, made by everyone, in the case of the comments RSS feed). In that case, you may not have noticed yet that I’ve added a new “section” of sorts to the site. The section is actually a link to my relatively new tumblelog, hosted by Tumblr.

A tumblelog, and tumblelogging, is a new concept that takes blogging down its most basic level. Posts are usually quite short, and as a result you get more of them. Posts sort of “tumble” out in their raw form. Tumblr features support for picture, video, link, conversation and quote posts, but some custom tumblelogs have expanded on those categories and include definition and audio posts, to name a few.

What’s the point of a tumblelog, especially if one already has a blog? Two reasons:

  1. It allows me to share links and stuff that interest me outside the scope of this blog.
  2. It’s easy to update frequently, whereas the blog requires some time and thought to prepare a good post.
  3. I see the tumblelog as being a complement to the blog. Different topics, but also a wider variety of media.

So have a look and be sure to let me know what you think.