i am not posting this to be mean or grumpy but just to comment on the nature of tumblr, which i like to do from time to time.
i really REALLY like tumblr; i’ve had this for a year now and that’s longer than i’ve kept up with any sort of blog (though tumblr for me isn’t really a blog, more like a public shared google reader page where i also whine about being transgender and occasionally post pictures of my clothes, cats, and cakes).
i have met several people through tumblr, a couple of whom i am actually really good friends with now; i wouldn’t trade that for anything.
i find it interesting that i can post a picture of a pretty stand mixer or something from hyperbole and a half about avoiding people for the internet (which is still getting reblogged from time to time, even though i posted it months ago) and that will get 300 reblogs in an hour
and i can post a screenshot of mubarek resigning, or something about something oppressive, or a picture of fat identified folks looking fucking hot, etc etc, and it will get maybe three or four reblogs
what is the point of tumblr? what are we here for? how can we mix the gawking and admiring of beautiful things/art/lovely objects with actual constructive thought and discourse?