Letâ€™s tackle the final two months of 2011 together and publish just one regret post instead of the usual two. I donâ€™t have any good explanation why Iâ€™m doing this other than I simply forgot about the series.
In essence, the blogging world or the online business world is mostly focused around WordPress and its various applications. However, WordPress is not the only online platform to choose from.
There are some alternatives, and I talked about some of them in one of my previous posts (Hate WordPress? Here are 13 Alternatives), but thereâ€™s at least one more possibility that deserves a separate coverage â€“ Tumblr.
Tumblr is a blogging platform, just like WordPress, only nothing like it.
Tumblr was originally designed to be a simpler environment than WordPress. The platform is a bit easier to use, but you donâ€™t get as many features, so there are both good and bad sides to it.
In essence, blogs hosted at Tumblr usually propose a more condensed experience with shorter and more entertaining posts. Is it a good alternative for you and your online business? I donâ€™t know, so letâ€™s find out.
Hereâ€™s a set of 6 great blog posts from the past months (November and December 2011) which I regret I didnâ€™t come up with myself.
Todayâ€™s theme: Tumblr
Alicia Keys: Why I Turned to Tumblr by Christina Warren
A little social proof for starters. If Alicia Keys thinks that Tumblr is just the right choice for her then maybe you should take it into account too. Find out what Alicia had to say about Tumblr.
How I Brought My Blog Back to Life with Tumblr by David Edwards
Apparently Tumblr has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. One of them â€“ as described by David â€“ is that itâ€™s a great tool for bringing a blog back to life if you are lazy. Tune in to get Davidâ€™s story.
Tumblr vs WordPress by Simon Ward
This is a short post by Simon where he describes some advantages and disadvantages of both platforms by using some easy to read bullet points. In the end, deciding whether you want to give Tumblr a try or not is up to you, but itâ€™s always good to get other peopleâ€™s point of view.
Tumblr Basics by JD Rucker
This is an explanation of some of Tumblrâ€™s characteristics (like being down most of the time â€“ a big downside to Tumblr) and a quick video tutorial explaining the basics of Tumblrâ€™s interface. Worth to have a look at if youâ€™ve never been to Tumblr.
Tumblogging: WordPress vs. Tumblr by Cameron Chapman
So you like Tumblr, but youâ€™re not convinced to the platform itself? No problem, you can still use WordPress, and set it up in a way so it looks just like Tumblr, and operates in a very similar way too. Find out how to do that.
Bonus: Top 5 Tumblr Themes for Photographers by Catalin Zorzini
I know that it sounds like a niche, but hear me out. Themes for photographers are usually slick and highly focused around presenting short posts properly (often containing just a single picture). This is what Tumblr is essentially about, so the gallery is a good example of Tumblrâ€™s overall feel.