Well, that won’t happen again. I’ve unbookmarked Facebook, stopped the text messages and e-mails, deleted the app, “deactivated” my account (think I just want to make sure I can do without it…of course I can, it’s a flippin’ website, right?).
Anyway, hi. I’m Rob. Nice to meet you. Let’s post some sh*t, shall we?
I created a Tumblr account forever ago, wrote a blog that I wanted no one to see just to get something off my chest, and then didn’t come back for like a year. (I’ve since deleted that blog, because even I had no idea what the duck it was about when I read it back.)
Honestly, my first thought about Tumblr when I saw it all that while ago was, “I’m never going to use this. WHY would I use this? Everyone I know is on Facebook. As long as Facebook is a thing, I don’t need a Tumblr.”
Well, Facebook is a thing… Tumblr. Have you logged into your Facebook account lately? All it is right now is people expressing themselves with memes. The same dozen memes, over and over.
Don’t get me wrong, I
can tolerate“love” a good meme, and you don’t get to be a meme unless everyone on Earth has seen it and spread it, apparently, so I am “happy” to do my part.
I think the difference between Facebook and Tumblr (for me, anyhow) is that, despite some of the first people I chose to follow on here actually being my friends, Tumblr doesn’t falsely present the act of following each other as a “friendship”. Therefore, I’m not going to feel as if I should have to tolerate the exposure to content that I don’t want to see simply to spare someone’s feelings. It’s very Twitter in that regard, which is probably why I’m seemingly much more into Twitter than most of my friends are.
We’ll see how this goes. The dashboard seems to legitimately foster an environment of virtually any type of post, so it won’t always be words you see here. I’ll post videos. And there will probably be pics. Never of my junk, though.
If those terms work for you, feel free to follow. Or don’t.