I’ve been using WordPress for nearly two years with ease. This week I added Tumblr to my online tool kit. Working with tumblr is rather like travel to a foreign country, it teaches you the value of home. I just lost 30 minutes of my life when I pushed save and tumblr failed.
I was reassured by an error message that the tumblr boffins were on the case. Actually I wasn’t. I’ve been waiting for two days for tumblr’s confirmation email. Although I’ve repeatedly requested a a resend, nothing. Perhaps tumblr’s autoreplies are swallowed by my ISP’s junk filter? I know they are not arriving in my personal junk mail box!
Google + is in my tool kit now as well. If you want to feel like an explorer in an unknown territory, check out Google +. If you can. The site comes with warnings that imply not everyone will be admitted. A social network with standards? Circles are Google +’s attempt at differentiation from Facebook.
Tumblr has been around. Young celebrities [their PR people] use it to share photos of the no-man’s land between their public and private lives. Google + is a recent launch, so playing in that sandbox is rather lonely at the moment.
PS: Tumblr finally came through…my confirmation email arrived, and the post miraculously appeared when I logged in!