You’re not a writer? Try Tumblelogs!

Many of us dream to have the ability to express ourselves fully and openly to the world surrounding us. Many often opt to, maybe one day, become great writers, and have the ability to write about what we feel, what we learn, the things we see, our experiences, the sensations we go through and the extreme moments of happiness or sadness that we undergo. But, we are not all writers! And that is where Tumblelogs comes to solve our dilemma!

Whether you are an amateur writer, a photographer, a thinker or just someone with an opinion to be heard, Tumblelogs represent a “venue for venting” for you with little things to learn and so much to do allowing you to blog, micro-blog, video-blog, audio-blog, and even just link-blog! The world wide web is an endless stream of possibilities and Tumblelogs are well-established yet recently famous ones, going beyond the limits of blogs and micro-blogging into a world of complete freedom! - Can it be any simpler? - Can it be any simpler?

So, what do Tumblelogs provide for you?

Example Tumblelog (

Example Tumblelog (

  • The option to write the least yet express the most through certain plug ins such as the “quote” button.
  • The ability to insert videos and images that uniquely define who you are, your hobbies and your topics of interest.
  • The choice to decrease your reliance on “tweets” or “plurks” for example, and find a more personal approach to get the ideas you have across to others.
  • The freedom to share your links in a fun and customized platform.
  • The flexibility to add the features on your own existing site as well as allowing you to build your own personal Tumblr.
  • Ease of use and therefore, anyone is able to benefit from this platform regardless of their age, gender, backgrounds or education level.
  • You can even post ‘chat-entries’. Let’s say you just finished an interesting debate over Gtalk, you can just copy/paste the conversation and tumble it away.

Moreover, and if you’re the type of person who likes to self-host his blog (or tumblelog in this case), or if you like to have the ability to get dirty with the code and plugins, we recommend Gelato, an open source Tumblelog platform which can be seen as the equivalent of WordPress.

Tumblelogs are informal!

Though you can use Tumblelogs for certain fun-related company activities and events, Tumblelogs are mostly informal platforms designed for customizable and personal content placed in a form of different ideas, ramblings, photos, links, videos and so on. You can use it for business, but if you’re looking to have a more professional web-rep, I’d recommend spending more time and writing well-structured blog articles.

Who Uses Tumblelogs? Some examples…

The is question now, what do you think? Which type of businesses can make use of Tumblelogs? I’m looking to hearing your feedback and rationalizations :)

Comments and Reactions

  • Beiruta

    I have to be the first one to comment here!!!

    I wonder if any of you will notice that Amer place his picture in the first image next to Tumblelog's Dashboard! LOL!

    It seems to me that if he did that, he is really interested in Tumblelogs and trust me, getting him interested takes a lot of work! :)

  • Amer Kawar

    LOL. It's team-work! Whenever you're not in mood to find and fix images, I do them :) You've got to stop making fun of me :P

  • Beiruta

    I'm not making fun, just joking around :)

    I appreciate the hard work you place in each post we publish here! You're a great team player!

    Now let me hear your feedback regarding the post itself :)

  • Amer Kawar

    @beiruta, I think Tumblelogs are a great idea. They simplify the whole publishing experience, and reading one is just fun. I mean, I think my 14 year old brother would enjoy having a Tumblr account!
    But do we really want people with nothing important to share to be motivated to share it with the world? Wouldn't that just make the Internet a little bit tougher to find quality content on?

  • FadiPick

    @Beiruta, the title of the post caught my interest, I mean the way tumblelogs may help me in writing better, but I am not sure whether this is enough for my to try it now especially that I have little time on my hand these days.

    Cool review :)

  • Beiruta

    Well, even those who share “useless things” do have the right to share, we choose who to “follow” or “listen to” or “read for” as we choose and as suits our needs :)

  • Beiruta

    Thanks @Fadipick! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Well, we all are really busy these days and with the amount of social media and networking venues, it can become overwhelming yet Tumblelogs seem more fun and interesting for people who have more time and less ability to express in words. Both of us lack those two qualities though I'm rather intrigued to make an account there! :)

  • Amer Kawar

    Still.. Google is already suffering with spam and junk filtering to be able to deliver a cleaner, more useful set of results for our searches. More junk, means a harder time for a person like me to find what he needs on the Web.
    I'd prefer to find 1 meaningful article than 10 random videos, quotes and text snippets.

  • Alrady

    Looks like great need filler. Having something that will generate expression is AWESOME. THANKS for the article. Will pass it along. The site sounds like it might be even more random that Twitter?

  • Amer Kawar

    I didn't think about that, but I suppose that it is pretty random. Good thing that, unlike Twitter, you do not have to leave the page to see a video or play an audio file.

    Thanks for the comment, hope to see you around more often :)

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