Just an observation: there was a time when I’d get a huge bump in followers when I’d post something that garnered a lot of notes. Now, I only see an increase when/if 'Mutt makes an appearance in Explore (on the mobile app).
That’s so nice to hear. I’ve been so busy with the new job I haven’t been able to post as much as I’d like.
Thanks for reaching out : )
Every decision they have made has seemed to go against the grain of the community, but since it was the only blogging network of its kind with any merit, people stayed.
Missing E came along, and made everyone’s lives better. Rather than adding the features everyone obviously wanted, the company spent it’s time focusing instead of finding ways to ban, or make any user of the addon suffer annoying warnings until they removed it.”
Tumblr issued a C&D earlier this week to the website istumblrdown.com, accusing its owner, Zach Inglis, of trademark infringement and trading on Tumblr’s famous name.
Nice one, Tumblr. -_-
Blog Spotlight: Peter Wade of BrooklynMutt and SNY
Below, Peter talks with us about his blogs and what he likes about Tumblr. Peter uses our Mallow theme.
1) Can you tell us about BrooklynMutt?
First and foremost, BrooklynMutt is a blog about news, politics and media. But I also add a personal touch by sharing things that I find interesting or funny. Sometimes I treat it the way some people would treat their Facebook page.
2) What do you like about Tumblr?
I was attracted to Tumblr because of its simplicity. You can be a novice and use Tumblr. I was a newbie to blogging (in 2008), so Tumblr made it easy for me just to share content and not worry about the technical aspects like code and building a site. Tumblr had what Twitter offered — short-form content and a community — but without character limitations. It was the best of both worlds.
3) How have your blogs gone?
I started BrooklynMutt because I was changing careers. I began to dabble in sports blogging and realized I wanted a platform for my other interests like politics and news. I decided to try my hand at writing and curating. Luckily I did because due to the success of BrooklynMutt, I was able to pitch and create a Tumblr for SNY, the New York Mets’ sports TV network, which I still run today. Also, I met my girlfriend of almost four years through Tumblr, and I landed a job as a writer for The Daily. Now, I freelance, and BrooklynMutt is a big selling point on my resume. For me, Tumblr has led to nothing but positive experiences.
4) Why did you pick Mallow for your theme?
I use Mallow for both SNY and BrooklynMutt (v2). Before, I felt like I was constantly searching for a better theme. I really like Mallow because it seems to capture all the things I love about themes I have used in the past (and I’ve used at least 10 since 2008). It has a clean look, and displays photos beautifully. I’m no longer thinking, “This post looks better in the dashboard than on my theme.” It’s efficient, streamlined, and it doesn’t put me to work. I can post something and I’m done. I don’t have to worry about how it looks. It also provides all the options I want — from analytics to social media buttons.
Our demo blog for Mallow is available here.
Here at TIME, we’re working on a guide to the best Tumblrs out there—and we need your help.
What Tumblr can’t you live without? Whether it’s news, fashion, design or animals wearing clothes, we want to hear your favorites.
Reply to this post with your picks. (and include the URL) We’ll mark popular suggestions as “Readers’ Choice” in our final list.
Time did a list like this a year and a half ago, and we got a nod then. It was cool. But if we had to choose again and could only pick one that’s never been on Time’s list, we’d totally say this site.