What’s a tumblelog?

What’s a tumblelog?

Update: I should have made clear that I’m still be posting here, but only longer, more traditional posts on about the same schedule I’ve been keeping the past month.

So, I’m trying something new. I just haven’t had a lot of time for substantive posting here and I really don’t want to just fill up the space with random stuff I come across every day. Yet, I do find some interesting things here and there: videos, news stories I can’t blog, informative or funny web pages, cool photos, that sort of thing. Or just a random thought here or there that doesn’t merit a blog post of its own.

Thus I’ve decided to start a tumblelog I’m calling Bettumblog. Yeah, I know it’s an awful name; so sue me. If you want an analogy, a tumblelog is to a blog what a scrapbook is to a diary or journal. It’s a place to quickly publish the stuff you run across every day, as the Wikipedia entry I just linked up there says.

And if you use a RSS or feed reader to keep track of blogs and other sites, you can follow my tumblelog via RSS.

If you don’t “get” it, just check it out and follow it for as few days. It might work or it might not. Either way, it’s a fun experiment.

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  • Hi, Dom.  I would have told you about Jonathan Coulton and his witty songs, but I wouldn’t want to have to explain why I recommended a guy with a bawdy song about outdoor-copulation season (“First of May”).