Tumblr is on the way to becoming the number one blogging tool of the century with its rapid growth, but there are still a lot of people who don’t fully understand what Tumblr is or how it works. Well if you’ve ever attempted to start a blog and found yourself struggling, Tumblr is something you will definitely want to try out.
Tumblr is a blogging platform that makes it easier to post video, audio, text, photos, quotes and even allows you to “reblog” others post onto your own blog. Unlike WordPress and Blogger, Tumblr favors the short-form of blogging rather than the traditional editorial post.
According to Tumblr statistics, Tumblr has grown from around 300 million monthly page views, to over one billion in February 2010. As of May 2011, Tumblr had more than five billion post and over 17.5 million blogs. In June of 2011, Tumblr surpassed WordPress in total number of blogs breaking through the 20 million mark and is now currently at 30 million plus.
The main reason behind Tumblr’s growth is that it has a variety of social features. Tumblr makes it easy to post to your blog even if you’re away from your computer. You can update your blog by texting, emailing, calling a customized number to leave a voice post, and the very popular Tumblr application available for many smart phones.
On Tumblr the context is much more than just written post. Taking a look at someone’s tumblelogs seems a little like reading someone’s tweets on Twitter. One post doesn’t mean much, but if you look at the entire blog– by “following” that person on Tumblr just as you do on Twitter–you will be able to take a look into his or her life without reading loads of text. This is what makes Tumblr more intriguing than regular blogs. Not everyone’s thoughts are conveyed through text.
Tumblr is an amazing tool that makes blogging easy and enjoyable. The simplicity of the interface leaves more room for creativity, individuality and more freedom of expression.