I often have a very difficult time explaining to people exactly what really lies in the within the depths of microblogging platform Tumblr. Well, when I say depths, I really mean out in the open for everyone to see. This is only because there are certain corners of the site full of very vocal people. It’s either that, or the things that are posted are so ridiculous that they stick in your mind more so than that 100th cat gif on your dashboard. We have tackled some of what resides on the site before in a post exploring the strange act of “shipping” (which you can check out here) and now I will take you on an enlightening journey as to what exactly goes into some text posts.
Thankfully much of the work has been done for me on Twitter account @TumblrTXT which catalogues various musings from radical social justice blogs to radical fandom blogs (and trust me, the word “radical” is needed here). Before you dive right in, don’t forget to check this handy and quite witty “Tumblr Social Justice Dictionary” provided by the account.
Here’s a taster of what you might find:
If that is not enough for you, please direct yourself towards the horror that ensues when people stay up too late on the internet and begin to ask things such as “Do dogs think in barks?” or begin claim that ice cubes are “badass” for “floating in their own blood“, in this “Night Blogging a Collection” compilation. You won’t know what to do with yourself after reading it.