A couple of days ago, I came across something new called a tumbleblog. It’s the first time for me to read or hear about it. So I did some research and this is what I found out about tumbleblogs.
What’s a tumblelog?
A tumblelog is a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary. – Wikipedia
To make it simple, blogs are journals and tumbleblogs can be considered as scrapbooks. It means that tumbleblogs is an easier, faster, and fun way of blogging. Tumbleblogs has six types of posts; you have the traditional blog post, a photo post, a quote post, link, a conversation post (IM chats) and video post.
Currently, there are two ways to publish a tumbleblog. One is through the use of Ozimodo, which is a Ruby on Rails powered tumblelog engine and the other one is Tumblr, a site that lets you create tumbleblogs for free.
Tumbleblogs could be the next hottest thing in blogging. It lets you post and share interesting stuff on your blog requiring less time and effort. Tumbleblogs are ideal for people who don’t have much time to maintain a traditional blog or for those who can’t come up with lengthy blog posts.
If you want to see how a tumbleblog looks like, you can visit one of the more popular tumbleblogs online – tumblÃ©o. This tumbleblog is owned by Leo Laporte, you may know him from TechTV, where he was one of the hosts together with Kevin Rose. Or you can also check out the Tumblelist, a directory of tumbleblogs on the web.