GPOY with my favorite girls
Here’s a hidden feature that shipped in Monday’s Tumblr for iOS update. You can now prefix a URL in Mobile Safari with
tmto easily create a link post in the Tumblr app.
If you’re into bookmarklets, you can save yourself the trouble of typing
- Tap and hold the reblog button to quick reblog
- Swipe left on the compose button to reveal new text post
- My fave: swipe up on the compose button to reveal camera!
I won’t make yacht-and-helicopter money from the acquisition, and I won’t be switching to dedicated day and night iPhones. — The One-Person Product – Marco.org
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will return stateside from their European tour to headline the Interlocken Festival in Virginia this fall.
In other news this past week, a new music festival was announced and it’s about a half-hour drive from my house.
Are you sick and tired of seeing all of these big city slicker tumblr meet ups?
Be there this Friday, May 23.
5 years ago, Marco reblogged this post from my blog to the Tumblr staff blog. It was about a meetup that I organized, which only 2 other people attended (thanks Dylan and Brian). But shortly thereafter I got to meet Marco, and then John, Jared, Marc, Thomas, and even David. I also got to meet Jeff and Garrett, creators of the first Tumblr mobile app. I’ll never forget when I met Jared and he heard of my music tumblelog back in the day - The Butter Room. I thought we were Tumblr famous before there was even such a thing. I guess I’m name dropping, but my point here is that the Tumblr staff were one of the main reasons why I’ve always loved Tumblr.
But they are just a part of a large and wonderful community I look forward to interacting with every day.
Tumblr is a super simple platform. The reblog feature was genius. It’s meant for creative individuals and it’s beautifully designed, But what made and continues to make Tumblr are the people.
It’s a platform that brings out true emotion because its so easy to post, but much more expressive than 140 characters, a status update, filtered photo, or checkin.
It’s also so positive. When my oldest daughter had heart surgery 4 years ago, the reaction and support from people I had never met was amazing. Just days before her surgery, the Obama inaugural blog posted my photo of her and then Fred Wilson reblogged it, both unaware about that photo’s double meaning. I felt Tumblr famous again, but more importantly that little act of reblog meant a whole lot to me during a very stressful time.
Then there was the time I discovered Streampad for Tumblr. I had to reach out and thank the man who created it. Because of this gift to the Tumblr community, I got to know Dan along with Charles, Jess, Marshall, and the awesome exfm team that he helped start shortly thereafter.
Then there are the friendships that have really grown over the years thanks to Tumblr. Gary, Kirk, and Matt are just a few examples. I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to become friends with these guys and I have Tumblr to thank.
Finally there are the people I’ve followed for years and vice versa who I’ve never met (and might never will), but get a lot of joy out of “seeing” every day. You know who you are - briancolligan, kimbaland, twohippiechic, marksbirch, newspeedwayboogie, stormsequalrainbows, whitneymcn, guy, ianbroyles, sarahchristine, phenthouse - I could go on and on.
But when someone I follow stops posting on Tumblr, I’m a little sad inside. I can always follow that person elsewhere, but it just isn’t the same experience. Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, nor LinkedIn can replace it.
I have a lot of reasons to root for Tumblr. My business sells premium themes and we’ve seen an increase in brands contacting us for custom Tumblr experiences. So, I’m obviously very interested in the Yahoo! rumors.
But I’m a user first and that’s the main reason why I care what happens to it. I’m skeptical if Yahoo! does take it over. It’s super easy to be skeptical for obvious reasons, but I think it’s a good time for Tumblr to sell. I know if it does happen, I’ll continue to use it because none of this news will have an impact on my use of Tumblr.
Only you, the people I enjoy “hearing from” each day, will have an impact. Once that stops, then I’m bound to as well because that’s the #1 reason why I’m still here after 5 years.
I was filling out a contact form at the vet’s office yesterday. I looked at the question, “Would you prefer to receive reminders via email?” and thought about it seriously for the first time in 10-15 years.
My answer was no.
Even though most of my snail mail is junk mail, my inbox is very manageable. I can go through all my snail mail once a week in about 10 minutes. I can’t process some emails in that time.
Have I’ve reached a point where I prefer receiving snail mail over email? I’m not sure, but if you want to get my attention, snail mail is the way to go.
The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States. At one point called the 8th wonder of the world, this amazing ribbon of steel and concrete forever changed the history of the Florida Keys and linked the mainland of Florida to Key West.
So many wonderful memories on this drive.