You Can Use Tumblr For Fun or Use Tumblr For Business and Double Your Fun!
Are you a loyal Tumblr user? Because if you aren’t, you should give it a try. You’ll be converted, I’m sure. I discovered Tumblr accidentally. Initially, I had not intended to use it for business purposes for two reasons:
(1) I did not know that you could; and
(2) I did not know how.
I thought Tumblr was for artists and photographers. (O.o)
When it finally dawned on me what a terrific Internet tool Tumblr is for sharing quotes, links, photos, videos, blogging, re-blogging, etc. - nothing could stop me from trying to learn more and more. At first, my tumblr blog site was named after me: Treathyl FOX; although the URL contains my pen name "cmoneyspinner". But later, I decided to change the name to something a little more generic that reflected my philosophy. So now it’s called: Express Yourself!
It was free to sign up and create my account. There are several free themes (or templates) to choose from and there are some available at a small cost. The theme used at my site is called "Simple A" by businessbullpen / storyware. No attempts were made to change the color scheme or edit the HTML or add custom CSS, at first. I simply filled in the appropriate blanks or checked boxes, uploaded my web face (which I created at MyWebFace.com) as my site logo, created pages, started adding my own posts either by sharing links, writing my own posts, adding or uploading images or photos, etc. (Later on, I did learn how to edit the HTML coding slightly in order to monetize my blog. Nothing major! Just a few tweaks.) The platform has many customization features and it’s not that difficult to continuously, edit, tweak and improve its presentation.
Been utilizing this application since 2012. If I were to describe my experience with this micro-blogging platform and social networking website, in one word, that word would be "delightful".
If you connect your Tumblr blog to your Pinterest account, which I did, you’d call that a “happy marriage”. (See Tumblr-DOT-Pinterest.)
There’s no denying that blogging has become the most preferred worldwide “cottage” or home business form of self-employment. Stay-at-home caretakers do it. Small businesses do it. Unemployed create a job for themselves by doing it. If you’re going to be blogging and you’re a newbie, try Tumblr. If you check the sidebar and view the Tumblr blogs that I follow, which is a small sampling of the users, you’ll see that you’re in good company: newbies, “old-bees” (like me), universities, celebrities, nonprofits and businesses.
* * * Just a side note. Though Small Business Saturday has come and gone, and will return again next year and the year after that and the year after that - as it is an annual event - small U.S. businesses don’t rely on one day out of the year to stay afloat.
No Business = No Economy
Small Businesses are the Backbone of the Economy
- Obama Says America’s Economic Health Depends on Small Businesses [Creditbloggers, 02/23/2011]
If what President Obama says is true and small businesses are crucial to the economic health of America and can play a pivotal role in the global arena, there is certainly no reason why small businesses can not succeed. There is an abundance of materials, resources, information, etc. made available to the small business entrepreneur; and much of it provided free. Tumblr is one of those resources. But the business owner must supply his or her own dogged persistence and determination to become a real player!
When I used to work for the federal government, my duties involved a lot of writing: memos, letters, executive management briefs, detailed reports, requests for legal advice, etc. I did this for about two decades and then resigned for personal reasons.
Of course, now that I no longer earn a steady paycheck based on how well information can be communicated to others having a need to know, I found a handy checklist which could have been used to analyze and evaluate my writte communications.
Aim; Appearance; Accuracy; Attitude
If an objective review by my former co-workers was given before turning in one of my completed documents for management review and approval, their check-offs would probably have been as follows:
We don’t know if she’s aiming. … (???) … Intentionally.
But she’s hitting a target!
Yep. The presentation is professional and in accordance with the required formats for purposes of uniformity.
We don’t know about the facts. But she’s really smart!
Even if she made everything up on the fly, sure sounds convincing and believable.
Nobody ever accused her of not having attitude.
Especially not “Management”.
* * * It’s just humor. That’s all it is.
Tumblr is an awesome micro-blogging platform and Pinterest is terrific for sharing your interests and has incredible visual appeal. For business and personal reasons, I hope both platforms will be around for a long long time.
Is Pinterest the New Tumblr? - This is an article from IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) and it tells a quirky tale. They posit that Pinterest may be the new Tumblr.
Why is this quirky?
Anyway, I hope one doesn’t replace the other. I like them both! But in the grand scheme of things, who cares what I like! It’s just business. Eh, Guido?? :)
AGAIN! Another list published? That’s fantastic!!
Art, books and music. How could we ever manage without them? They’re so essential to the human psyche. Honestly! Some people get thrown into prisons and they’re like:
OK! Got a good book I can read? Pencil and paper so I can sketch (or write)? Eh! Don’t worry about the stereo or the radio. I hear music in my head! I’m good!