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tumble… into inspiration

by Kayla on May 26, 2010 in ramblings, recommendations & miscellany

I see so many inspirational photographs, paintings, graphic designs, etc. online, and although bookmarking them was working okay, the designer in me wanted a way to present them visually. Like an online journal, that I can look through and get inspiration for projects. So, I turned to tumblr. Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform, which simply means it fits somewhere between tweeting {Twitter} & blogging. [Further breakdown: Twitter only allows tweets for up to 140 characters. The recommended length for a blog post is at least 250 words (when I was first being trained on WordPress, my trainer suggested having an average of 500 words per blog post). So micro-blogging is for everything inbetween (it can also include the short & sweet and the long & detailed).

A great thing about tumblr is that you can place a “share on tumblr” link in your browser’s bookmark bar & quickly create a post from whatever web site you are visiting — which makes it super easy to share content gold with your tumblr followers. This is what inspired me to use tumblr for my online inspirational journal: inspired muse.

{the credits for the images used in this collage (left-to-right): papermoth, maechevrette, theshophouse & UrbanPinkPhotography}

I’ve had a lot of fun adding inspirational goodies to inspired muse & I’ve discovered some amazing talent along the way. However, I do think I’m going to have to set a time limit each day to my inspirational searching, otherwise I might get too carried away…

Note: There are other micro-blogging platforms – another popular one you might have heard of is posterous. Posterous is very similar to Tumblr, but I went with Tumblr because I already had experience with it.

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