Years ago, Tumblr would be the first social media I’d check every day. I wanted to see what everyone had been posting while I slept, catch up on conversations that had taken place, see what notes I’d gotten: there was a real sense of community. For all I know, that community still exists now, but since I don’t hang out here anymore I’m not a part of it. I’d been missing that sense of community though, and I feel like I’ve found it again on YouTube. It’s pretty amazing. It’s so nice to know that when I post a video I can guarantee it’s not just going to be lost in the abyss, but that there’s an awesome little group of people who will watch it and comment.
It’s just nice to feel like I’ve been welcomed with open arms into such a great group, and I just wanted to express my appreciation for that. I realise it’s ironic (or maybe just dumb) posting this on Tumblr, but I just wanted the thought to be noted.
And my YouTube channel can be found here if you haven’t subscribed already (I’d really appreciate it!)
It all starts with writing
Hi Tumblr. It’s been a while.
Today I was listening to a rather excellent podcast by Sean McCabe about the value of writing and how through writing we find our voice, and we work out what we have to say. It made me remember the old days when I’d actually write posts on here instead of it just being a feed of my Instagram pictures with the song ‘Growing Up’ posted every now and then. Aside from MySpace, Tumblr was my first social network. And using it back then helped me find my voice. it helped me start my t-shirt company, which I’m sure played a part in getting my amazing job. I kind of miss it.
My life is full on. I work full time, have a large number of side projects (the most time consuming one being my Youtube channel), and try to maintain some semblance of a social life. But there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t be able to find time to post on here every now and then.
I know text posts like these aren’t what Tumblr is for these days. But my Tumblr has, and always will be my blog, and I’m sure that sometime in the future I’m going to look back through my archive and see this and smile. I want to try posting little messages like this to you and to my future self. I’m no good at sticking to writing tasks, but it can’t hurt to try.