please excuse any typos, gramatical errors or general rambling……
As a creative individual, tumblr has given me an avenue to do so in a way that reaches farther than i ever could. Currently I run 7 tumblrs with different themes, but the most popular one seems to be my filmmaking one stephendiaz.com and community-run veryseriousbiz.biz . Why I say tumblr has changed my life is that it has made me realize what i love doing (1. being on the internet, but more than that being in community, and 2. making films, and helping others make films). stephendiaz.com used to be all about me, it was just a personal portfolio site where i posted only my own content. this was fine, but it was until i made the site more about the followers than myself did i see transformation. now the site is a mix of social media tips, filmmaking diy, and projects that i’m involved in or ones that i just want to share! i have been spotlighted on tumblr’s filmmakers page and that has really helped me build a bigger community of people. tumblr has led me to jobs and to complete strangers who i’ve met up with and worked on projects with.
basically what i’ve come here to say is that i am graduating from filmschool this may…almost all my classmates are stressed out trying to get into hollywood and build up their careers up there but i honestly don’t care about hollywood. I WORK FOR THE INTERNET and will for the rest of my life, because that’s where my passion is. I can reach more people with a simple vimeo video than some movie that i held a boom mic on in hollywood. i see dudes like Kirby who is basically paid to do what he loves because of the internet. he made a series called everything is a remix, it was awesome, and now he has a new project which is fully funded:(http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kirby/this-is-not-a-conspiracy-theory?ref=live). do i think the projects going to cost him 60,000 dollars to make, probably not… that’s his salary for the year, for a job he absolutely loves and that he made up himself. this gives me confidence that i will never work a “”desk job”” in my life, [ unless it’s for Tumblr ;) ], I will work for myself, for the community, for the internet.
All it takes is building reputation and a community of people that will support you because they love what you do. (it’s been said, having 1000 true fans to make a living as an artist http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.php).
the internet, and tumblr to be specific, empowers artists in a way that is new and exciting. it allows us to touch millions with the click of a mouse.
again sorry for the typos/gramatical stuff… if you want something a little more coherent let me know and i can write up something more official (or make a video). thanks for listening, you guys are the best (seriously).
What a perfect day to start this kind of story, the time just can’t never be more right.
I don’t remember exactly when I start to have tumblr, I do remember I let it sit there and empty for few months before I finally manage to figure it out. Naturally, I got my friend referring me to this site, and I got some other from twitter who redirect me back to tumblr. After the second time, I simply never leave.
I’m not good with words. Other social media never let me keep my silence, I either have to ‘comment’ or write something just to be part of it. Something that I never be good at, something that most of the time I rather not to do. I enjoy silence, just like I enjoy being part of the crowd, I like to see what people create, what people think, just like occasionally I enjoy sharing my thoughts and pain through my writings. Tumblr allow me to do it all. It allows me to connect with people without saying anything. It lets me rambling for pages or share some laughter through joy and screencaps and video. It basically let me be big part of a crowd without pushing me to speak up and force me to talk with words. Tumblr allow me to be me, let my works speak for me and let my tumblogs become a dedication page for wonderful people I meet in tumblr. It lets me act, without need me to speak.
I am a survival from a depression. It’s way back in my teen and still haunts me in my twenties. I am afraid with commitment, I avoid people most of the time and yet like other human being I am afraid to be alone and always longing for companies. Tumblr allow me being me. Let me do whatever action I want to do. I can be ‘loud’ and speak to my writings and pictures, I can be ‘quiet’ and reblogging and ‘loving’ for days. I can connect with people who has the same passion and obsession without needing any words, without being caged with any kind of obligation and commitment, and yet its freedom tied me even tighter than any other social media. What people put in tumblr have made me laugh, cry, help me through the ups and downs, open my eyes to hundred of new world, new thoughts, new problems and let me explore ‘the world’ without exchanging any words, not if I don’t want to. Tumblr and the people in here has help me to remote myself from a darkest place in my day and give me comfort in a way that I cannot explain. For the first time in a long time, acceptance has arrived in its true form, without any obligation, without any words, just in the stream of screencaps, photography, poetry, proses, advices, quotes, and random things that land in my dashboards in every ticking moments. That will let me laugh, let me share a piece of me, that will give me power in every waking hour I spend in my life fighting against the gravity that pulls me into the darkness.
So if you ask me how Tumblr change my life, it changes my life because it reminds me that to be with someone, to be part of some crowds, to be love, you can just be who you are. That words can do so much thing, but action would means so much more. That in this craziness that I face, that everyone face in life, we all are never be alone. Cause as we’re fighting our own ghost, others are fighting theirs, and together we all are fighting.
Desde pequeno gostava desenhos animados, os anos se passaram e isso se tornou uma paixão, eu utilizava do meu tempo para praticar, criar e pintar. Com a chegada ao colegial, que aqui no Brasil são os últimos três anos antes da faculdade. Eu não tinha mais tempo para desenhar. Foi então que conheco o tumblr.com, um site pouco conhecido no meu país até então. Eu escrevo aqui e sinto a nostalgia das primeiras postagens em minha dashboard, maravilhosas. Logo me chamou atenção a tagged/illustration que me provocava! Eu realmente gostaria de ter o talendo que os autores das obras usavam. Mantive esse sentimento e em conjunto com a minha indecisão sobre qual faculdade escolher, e foi aí que o tumblr mudou a minha vida, a difusão de conteúdos, de imagens que conseguiam expressar meus sentimentos me fez perceber que era isso que eu precisava para a minha vida. O tumblr me fez começar um curso voltado ao dsigner, edição de imagens e programas como o photoshop e hoje não me importo com followers, marketing da minha página e etc. A terapia do reblog é funcional a mim. ( Estou ficando louco? espero que não )
When I was a child I was very very creative, I loved to draw and do any kind of handcraft, then as I got older I started letting those things behind and I forgot about how much I loved photography, and how much I loves art in general. Now that I use Tumblr I feel the need to express myself through drawings, pictures, etc. I love how my creativity is coming back, stronger every day. I learned to appreciate what’s around me in a very special way.
Hace un par de años a mi madre le diagnosticaron diabetes. La maldición de nuestra familia: Abuelo, tíos y ahora mi mamá. Yo con 20 kilos de sobrepeso y una vida sedentaria tenía el mismo destino, necesitaba cambiar, pero me faltaba la motivación suficiente. Tenía revistas de deportes de mi hermano, pero muchas con información antigua. Luego me di cuenta que la información disponible en internet en español era poca, obsoleta o seguía datos poco científicos, así que empecé a buscar artículos en inglés, traducirlos y los guardaba en documentos.
Un día decidí publicar mis traducciones y un amigo me recomendó tumblr. Lo probé, me gustó su facilidad de uso y ahí empecé a poner mis traducciones. No sólo me motivaban a alimentarme mejor y a hacer deporte, también motivó a que otros hicieran lo mismo, lo más raro y genial es que son usuarios de otros países, ¡¡¡gente que no conozco y los estoy ayudando!!!. No es tan difícil, es sólo constancia, y cuando me falta motivación recurro a mi Tumblr.
Tener cada día más seguidores también motiva, una vez hasta recibí una queja por no actualizar tan seguido.
Ahora practico boxeo, corro 10kms sin morir de agotamiento, voy al trabajo en bicicleta y pedaleo 50kms los fines de semana, tengo 15% de grasa corporal, además mi masa muscular, mi confianza y mi autoestima van en aumento.
Aún hay muchas cosas que quiero mejorar, por eso seguiré usando la plataforma, alimentando mi motivación con otros usuarios y siendo un”“trabajo en proceso”: cada día mejor,
Decididamente empecé a escribir en tumblr relacionando mis textos con imágenes hermosas que he encontrado aquí mismo y también con otras que yo misma he subido. Tengo una necesidad incontenible de expresarme y la creación de mis blogs (mujerdelodo.tumblr.com - poesiadelmal.tumblr.com - mariposasnegras.tumblr.com y mi preferido: infernotop.tumblr.com me permiten hacerlo de la mejor manera. Desearía, sinceramente, poder alcanzar a miles y miles de lectores, creo que lo valgo. Gracias tumlr por ayudarme a sobrellevar mi síndrome bipolar, sí, otras vez gracias por ayudar a despejar mi mente.
Some months ago, I created my blog and one of the blogs I was following at these time posted a song: Fade into Darkness by Avicii.
I started to find more about Avicii. And here, on Tumblr, I found a blog (avicii-loves-me) and finally, I loved him.
Two months ago I knew that he will come to Mexico! I found anyway to get some tickets, so I knew that here, on Tumblr, a junk food company was giving some free VIP tickets with Meet and Greet for Avicii’s gig!
I was participating in the contest, and one day before the gig I knew that I won the contest.
And I will meet Avicii, who is actually my 2nd favorite DJ.
It was really amazing, the best thing what could happens to me!
And I met Avicii. You can see my photos at my blog.
So, I’m really thankfully with you Tumblr. Without you, I’d never met one of my idols,
I love internet, but the most amazing thing would happen there is TUMBLR.<3
Desde pequeño me ha llamado la atención tomar fotografías, crear logos y fotomontajes (utilizando Photoshop). Gracias a Tumblr he podido mezclar lo que me gusta en un sólo lugar.
A finales del año pasado, conocí Tumblr gracias a una amiga, ella me contó que se había creado una cuenta, dejándome con la curiosidad de cómo era, por esta razón me cree uno llamado Mimundovirtual. Al comienzo no sabía cómo usarlo, pero con unas horas de haber creado la cuenta, rápidamente me volví un usuario avanzado.
Pasaban los días y no dejaba de descubrir cosas nuevas; luego quise a ir más allá de lo que sabía y tenía en mi blog, e intenté crear un Banner y un Fondo para éste, provocando que luciera más atractivo. Finalmente noté que lo simple es mejor, así que decidí aventurarme por un diseño Minimalista, el cual aún permanece en mi Blog.
Además de utilizar mis conocimientos en la edición de fotografía; y comencé a conocer personas: un ejemplo de ellas es una chica que quería aprender el idioma español (debido a que vive en un continente de habla inglesa), conversamos durante varios días, pudiéndole ayudar en su español.
Puedo decir que Tumblr para mí es una “adicción”, ya que puedo inspirarme gracias a fotógrafos y artistas contemporáneos, a demás de conocer a personas de otras culturas.
Sin Tumblr no podría expresarme, ni mostrarle al mundo quién soy.
Descubrí Tumblr gracias a una amiga, igual de otaku que yo, o puede que yo sea más que ella.
Formo parte de un fansub español y me dedico a editar manga y traducirlo, qué más decir, aquí tenéis a una friki total.
Todo empezó porque quería practicar mi ingés con algo que me gustara y fue así como descubría a mi amiga y a Tumblr.
Ahora hago también gifs, coloreo imágenes de manga y busco un montón de cosas para que me reblogueen en Tumblr!! estoy enganchadísima!!, sigo a un montón de blor y tengo 40 seguidores!! Más que mi amiga!! Además esta página además de ser buena por sus temas otakus lo es también en calidad, tuve un problema y me solucionaron super rápido.
Bueno, aquí os dejo los gifs hechos por mi que más me gustan!! ^^
I started my book arts and design course in 2010, but since nobody I met ever understood what the field of ‘book arts’ actually entailed, I decided to make a blog I could direct people to. I never expected more than a handful of people to follow, but a year and 30,000 followers later, I’m continually bowled over by the sheer enthusiasm and positive feedback of the tumblr community, so rarely found on the internet these days. As things become more complicated in my personal life (‘oh my god why am I studying art I might as well start living on the streets now’ kinda thing) my blog became both a refuge and a reminder of why I chose the path I did.
Through the rising success of the blog, I’ve had the opportunity network with best-selling writers, established artists, and best of all are the daily messages I receive from young students saying how much the blog has inspired and encouraged their own artistic endeavours. Last year, tumblr additionally scouted me out to work for the site as a crafts editor, where I research and promote fresh talent on a daily basis. Helping such gifted artists gain well-deserved recognition is always a good feeling. I don’t know where my degree will take me, but I know the blog has given me the confidence to know that my passion matters. Viva la book arts!
Tumblr has changed my life in many ways. my life was so boring and blue because i have basically no friends irl. so basically outside of school i just sat around on the computer or drew or something, nothing fascinating. i thought and i still think i look pretty good but in school people used to say i looked ugly or like a crazy lady because my hair was so long and frizzy and curly and i didnt like my hair so wild but there was nothing i could do about it. after i got a tumblr i noticed how so many pretty people had short hair, and it gave me an idea. after a couple of days pestering my mom to bring me to supercuts i donated 15 inches of hair to locks of love. shortly after with my new short doo people said it fit me alot better and i got a ton of compliments irl and on tumblr. i could imagine people i know irl saying i looked better cus they had to witness my bad hair everyday but when i posted the before and afters people said i looked adorable in both, which really got my korokoro a doking. also i now have many tumblr friends and i even met some of them irl and it was lots of fun being able to be with people who actually liked the same things as me and appreciated me.
so tumblr has given me…
-short pretty hair
-told me about homestuck
id say thats alot from just 7 months of blogging. vuv
Well, I wasn’t really a huge writer until I got into the XMFC fandom, and I saw all of these amazing fanfic authors and I wanted to write like them. I write a lot, but I never dedicated myself to a fandom until I came to tumblr. My number of followers skyrocketed in the past year and I have met so many amazing people who have helped me improve my writing, as well as helped me cope with moving from Florida to Indiana on my own, and dealing with depression and other serious issues in my life. Tumblr’s XMFC fandom is what really made me think that my writing was worth something, and its helped kick me in the pants to get more and more done and I’m grateful for every single one of my followers for helping me through every difficult time.
I’ve even had a few who sent me grocery store giftcards or care packages and stuff like that on the weeks that we could barely make rent and had no food in our home.
When I was first harassed about getting a tumblr, I had no idea what to expect. I thought it seemed nice to share your favourite pictures with people who also shared your passions and interests, but I had no idea just how much of an impact tumblr would leave.
It’s not just a place to share your pictures, your videos, your quotes and your ideas… it’s a place to truly let rip and express yourself.
Just yesterday, someone reblogged something on my dashboard that said ‘reblog if your tumblr represents who you are.’ And I realised at that moment, that that’s just it. Tumblr represents each individual’s unique personalities. Just like finger prints, no two tumblrs are the same.
Tumblr enables endless creativity whether it’s from picking a fancy URL to using it as an opportunity to network your various talents.
And if all of that isn’t enough, somehow you can leave all the drama of Facebook and Twitter behind. Yes, there is an ‘ask box’ option but that is a personal choice that can easily be avoided. There is also the brilliance of the ‘fanmail’ option enabling limitless characters for messaging away until your heart is content.
The thing I love most of all about tumblr though, is that it’s a community. It’s like a giant family. When you search a ‘tag’ of something you love, it’s incredibly easy to find like-minded people who then end up becoming life long friends. Not to mention the hilarious tumblr lingo. It’s as if we’re a secret society all coming together on one big site.
There is just about a tumblr for everything, no matter what it is you’re into, once you find the right blogs, you’re good to go. And that is precisely why I could never be away from tumblr. It keeps me current and up to date with everything I love. Whether it’s my favourite tv shows, books, video games and music, to funny animals, yummy food and inspirational tales.
Tumblr is also a great way to make things viral. Just last week my cat went missing and after posting 3 pictures of him accompanied by a piece of short text, I had hundreds of reblogs from strangers all over the world wanting to help me find my lost cat. Tumblr really brings out the best in people and demonstrates how compassionate this world can be.
For me personally, I think tumblr has been such a great kick up the bum to encourage me to write more. As an aspiring writer, I often find myself clogged with writer’s block, but with a social networking site right there every day, it’s helped to give me that much needed boot. What’s more is I can then share my work and get critique, not just from tumblr friends but from any strangers who happen to stumble upon it and it’s really helped improve my work.
Overall, tumblr has personally impacted my life for countless reasons. It’s fun, it’s unique, it’s simple, it’s accessible and it’s just one of the hugest parts of my life. I’ll never stop expressing gratitude for the friend who encouraged me to get into tumblr in the first place, and I would happily recommend it to anyone.
Tumblr is more than I ever imagined it would be in part due to a lack of awareness for these instantaneous distance barrier breaking tools. I don’t remember who finally convinced me to start a Facebook account but was late to the party, my MO. Unless I discover a bit of humor in the mundane, I’m more apt to call my friends there rather than post it on the wall but in thinking about it, there is a time component to these tools. If Facebook is the place to share what we did, and Twitter to share what we are doing, Tumblr is both of those while providing the space, big operative word there SPACE to work through what we are going to do. How many times have we been told to write down our goals for success, the more specific the better? I’ve done so and managed to follow through on some of the commitments I’ve made to myself on paper but for some reason, exposing visions on Tumblr provides greater return on those thoughts. Maybe it’s the combination of media or being connected to people who are similarly crazy but since being drawn to this vortex and it is a vortex, I’ve pushed my own boundaries that much more. In addition to a refined sense of motivation, being exposed and participating in topically focused conversation has filled a void that has existed since completing those first graduate level seminar courses in college. Now I see endless opportunity to participate in developing media that fosters these types of bonds between thinking people.
So that’s what Tumblr has become and I have John Mayer’s irresistible invitation at the end of April of 2010 to honor for it. Just weeks before, I was standing in the front row at the winter tour closer conversing with a young man who made the suggestion quite loudly to follow John’s tweets. I had read a couple of them already in attempt to figure out what the heck it was for but played along as though I wouldn’t even consider going down that road and responded at an equally audible decibel. Within 48 hours I forwarded an event proposal to John’s management outlining a benefit for water awareness at Millennium Park and I’m getting closer to making this happen I can feel it. Before that show, I had never considered doing anything like what I’ve described but something happened that night and Tumblr has been the perfect venue for documenting the residual effect of inspiration. Beyond this focus, there’s a recurring theme in the conversation attempting to address the benefit of physical distance at the onset of a new relationship, in this case to document concurrent thoughts of which have a dedicated tag. I’m not sure how many occurrences are required to substantiate the possibility that our thoughts really do matter but the opportunity would not exist as far as I can see if it weren’t for the imagination and endeavor of Tumblr staff.
Worth sharing is that I reserved the domain ametalovestory.com and just haven’t decided when to migrate from the Tumblr url. alternrg I dreamt up years ago and thought it was perfect until I googled it around six months after starting this account to find that it’s the name of a company. If you would like to use this project for storyboard and require that the name be changed, I have ametalovestory.tumblr.com as well. In any case, I think it would be cool for alternrg (the company) to use Tumblr for explaining their technology in small doses to the scientifically curious. Turning waste into energy. Did you ever think that would happen in our lifetime?