There are many sides to Tumblr; the ‘hipster’ side where people reblog images of edited coffee cups with nostalgic sayings on them such as “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade”. This, to the other side of Tumblr, is
not what the site is for. According to the other side, Tumblr is for the fandoms – collectives of people all connected over a show or a film, many both and several. To list just a few: Merlin, Sherlock, Supernatural –shows old and new but all so, so good.
Bu every site has its bad points. YouTube has hate, Facebook is only really good for instant messaging, and
Tumblr...well, let’s just say that you can waste many an hour scrolling through your dash looking for and reblogging posts of the things you love, anything from actors to amazing natural phenomena, from Doctor Who to dancing. This can lead to heavy procrastination from its users. The need and want to check Tumblr is compulsive; even if there are no new posts, you can still spend far too long searching images and finding new blogs to follow.
However, I personally feel that Tumblr is the site to be involved in. There are so many people out there with the same interests as yourself who you can follow or chat to, as there is a messaging system, and you can easily comment on posts and share your views with others. No matter where or who you are, it seems that Tumblr has brought together members of the world’s nations in a place where there is no discrimination or violence. Of course there are those international and language barriers, for example I recently saw a post where there was a picture of an ice lolly. This was completely alien to an American who calls said item a Popsicle. This post then led onto the debate of what British and Americans refer to as cookies…an amusing yet insightful debate.
Now whether to sign up to Tumblr may be crossing your minds, and as a user I would recommend it, as you can keep up with current affairs in the media such as the Abercrombie and Fitch scandal, whilst also viewing photos from
award ceremonies and fangirling over all the actors and actresses you simply adore in their dresses and suits, and reliving with thousands of other people the best moments and scenes from films and TV shows and never letting them be neglected. All this may sound appealing. Yes, there is a downside, but if you are willing to dedicate your life and soul and soon to be sleep-deprived self to this site…what are you waiting for?