I decided to update this old post because, after neglecting my Tumblr blog for months, now I regularly post and Tumblr is, again, a place where I like to spend/waste time most of all when I’m insomniac. After months of inaction, I realized that some of my favorite blogs don’t exist anymore, some are inactive more than I was and some changed a lot switching from fashion and street style to cooking! Luckily, finding new Tumblr blogs is quite easy.
What I love about Tumblr is that is an endless source of inspiration. You can find everything there. Fashion, street style, home decor, funny gifs, a lot of film stills (which I love), photos of nature, flowers, poetry, every type of artist. And more.
Time ago I read that with the rise of Pinterest and Instagram Tumblr would have slowly died. But it didn’t. And, even if it’s not as relevant as Instagram, it’s still a great (online) place to spend time. Maybe it’s great because it’s not as relevant as Instagram, so people don’t use bot, strategies and so on.
What I love about Tumblr is that there’s no censorship. For what I know, censorship doesn’t exist unless you look for topics Tumblr finds alarming. I once searched for “sadness” and a window opened, asking if I was all right. Because if I wasn’t I could rely on somebody among their assistance, which is sweet, don’t you think? I searched for melancholy, then and it seems that being melancholic is fine, for Tumblr. Nudity is ok, women’s nipples are ok which means that photographers publish their photos without using stars, flowers and any emojis available to cover women’s part that Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest find totally inappropriate.
What I love about Tumblr is that you can look for something and then end up finding something else. I found some great account just looking for a color. I often search for pink, for example and one day I found this interesting blog of graphic design.
What I don’t love about Tumblr is that it’s full of porn. Ok, you just have to avoid it, but sometimes it’s very unpleasant, most of all if you’re looking for sunset, poetry, swimming pools (I have a thing for swimming pools, even empty), that is to say things that have nothing to do with sex. Like Instagram, people use hashtags improperly to make you find their blogs. But, at least, Tumblr blogs for people over 18 and 21 must have a disclaimer.
At the end of the day, my Tumblr is a place where I share things I like, I want, I miss, like fashion (obviously), smoking, the summer days I used to spend at the beach, tattoos, music, flowers, quotes and more. Sometimes I just enjoy looking at my archive, admiring all the images I collected.
Since finding the author and the owner of the rights of a photo is sometimes impossible, I decided to publish only screenshots from my Tumblr blog, I hope you’ll like them, anyway.