I'm not on Instagram either but soon will be. My thirteen-year-old daughter tells me that's where her middle school friends hangout more so than Facebook . . . and "Mom, can I have an Instagram?" Yes, dear sweet one--but only if I'm there too. So, according to my daughter, Instagram is where you hit a middle school audience.
I spent a few days mulling over her thoughts. Then I joined. Seriously crazy me.
But maybe not.
Tumblr has the power to connect with the young and the super-busy, something blogging does not. And people post less on Tumblr than on Twitter and Facebook, so you actually see what's out there. And you can reblog other's content with a little twist of yourself. But for me, what's most to love about Tumblr is that it allows the personal me, the writer me, and the reading-books me to live all in one place. In incredibly tiny snippets that take no time at all to post.
So maybe it's the best of blogging and social media in one package, tailored by you, to fit you.
If you tumble, tell me your username! If you know any great people to follow, tell me that too. I'm definitely a beginner.
I tumble at Fictional Footprints: http://barbarawatson.tumblr.com