But what I did get on that last Tumblr post was a lot of people wanting me to share what I found out when I started using it more. So here you are . . .
Reblogging means sharing someone's post with your followers which is part of what makes Tumblr fast and fun. You don't have to come up with your own stuff all the time. Copyright can be an issue, so I'm careful about what I reblog and check the original source before I do.
My Tumblr is different than this blog and also separate from my tweets. I want it that way. I work hard to make sure it is that way. But, it's still the writer me, the teacher me, the middle-grade-book-loving me, and the daily-dog-walking me. Just in a different form.
Finding people to follow requires some leg work, but the search function is much improved since I first joined, and searching hashtags helps find people of similar interests.
And now that I've learned how to better use Tumblr, I find I love it. In fact, it's beating Twitter as my favorite social site at the moment. It's a way to express yourself in such a different way than other social media because it's so visual. An escape from ALL THE WORDS. (Maybe other writers feel this way too -- Tumblr has a huge writer/author presence.) And since Tumblr's the place many young people are, if you write for them or simply know them, :-) it's a place you should check out.
So, if you're inclined, hitch up those pants and stroll into the Tumbr waves with me. Mine's right here.