Sharing Cool Stuff On Tumblr: What, Why And How I do It

When you want to share “cool stuff”, do you use anything else than facebook/twitter? Do you also keep a proper blog? What about something in between status updates and long, thought out posts? That’s where microblogging and tumblr enters the picture – at least for me. I also like to search for cool tumblr posts as well as share it.

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The first tumblog I started  – once I got that one up and running in just a few clicks it quickly became clear to me what a great platform tumblr is for sharing cool stuff that one stumbles upon while either surfing the web, doing more focused research, or just being out there living life.

I like the integration with twitter and facebook, and of course the fact that everything is collected and presented in a nice-looking way when I need to refresh my memory or refer someone to any of my old findings/sharings.

Another reason that I like tumblr is the queue function. What a smart way to just be able to collect my findings into a smart repository and have them automagically sprinkled out according to an interval decided beforehand by me! Wonderful – using the tumblr queue I can make sure there’s always something interesting/entertaining to sustain my dialogue with all the cool people out there.

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And that’s really the criteria for what I choose to put on tumblr, that it can spark a comment, a thought, a conversation. A lot will be related to business, web/tech, or general geekery, but I’m just as likely to “tumble” a philosophical/inspirational quote or a beautiful photo.

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So, why? As an entrepreneur, of course I’m aware of the importance of personal brand. So, combined with my twitter presence and this blog, it seems fitting to use tumblr as a “showroom” of my interests, of sorts.

What’s YOUR preference? Do you microblog – only? Do you run a real blog? Or do you also mix it up like me?

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