Tumblr is possibly the coolest of cool. It’s for blogging, micro-blogging, audio-blogging, video and photo sharing, pushing content to social networking sites, and possibly things I haven’t figured out yet given I’ve only just now joined. It seems to be a wonderful option for keeping an audio journal. It allows you to upload one mp3 of up to 10 mb per day. Given that this is a free site and that’s the only restriction, this is a fantastic answer to audio blogging. Most free blogs don’t allow enough file storage space to keep going all that terribly long at the rate of 10 mb per day. And if you need life to be even simpler than an upload, you can phone in your voice recording. Nice.
Tumblr doesn’t host videos, but it does provide an easy way to link to them in YouTube. It does allow for uploading photos into posts. With themes that show one post at a time with clickable arrows to scroll through to subsequent posts, it looks like a very promising place for gallery style photo-blogs.
The built-in Facebook and Twitter connections mean Tumblr could be used simply as a way to manage content being pushed out to other systems, but it might also serve as a space for a full blog. Like I said…nice.
See me on Tumblr.