I wonder if it’s just me. I think it works fine as a sort of Flickr, and if you want to share pictures with people. But if your actually use it to truly blog, I think your missing out. My opinion at least is if you want to write a blog, you write because your looking for a discussion. I never believe my opinion to be an end all be all. There are always quality points to be made for or against anything. One of the problems in America at least is everyone has an opinion and they don’t seem willing to listen to any arguments.
For example, I have only blocked comments which were flat out spam. Once you’ve been moderated here your comments should never be modded again unless you have a dynamic IP or use a different email address. On my forum I allow people to comment without registering. I think people should be allowed to say whatever they want without fear of repercussion. Someone shouldn’t be able to google your name or nickname and find every comment you’ve ever made anywhere. That’s one of the reasons I happen to go by multiple nicknames. It’s amazing how much people don’t realize what google can do almost a decade later.
The problem with Tumblr is you can’t directly reply to someone or have a discussion. You can share something with your followers and even give your own thoughts on it. But there’s a good chance someone that doesn’t follow you and reads the original post will never see your thoughts on it. For that matter, I’m sort of old school because I don’t really use an RSS Feed of all the blogs I like. While I do use Twitter to stay up to date on hockey news, for the most part I visit sites every few days or so and catch up with everything I missed. There’s 3 or so websites I have bookmarked that I check on a daily basis.
So if I had a Tumblr, I probably wouldn’t be following anyone, wouldn’t be discussing anything with anyone, and would just be talking into space. Which is exactly why I don’t use it especially as a blog. It’s always disappointing to find a wonderful blog I’d love to comment on and it’s a tumblr. This isn’t against everyone who uses it, for some people who don’t want to discuss something or just want to post something, go for it. Some people just use it as a large sized and graphic twitter. I’m probably getting old and grumpy, I originally didn’t see much use for twitter when I first got on it.
I just rather like this format for a real blog. I like discussing topics and hearing other people’s viewpoints. Plus I don’t take enough pictures to really take advantage of using a Tumblr, lol. Big walls of text are a thing of beauty to me sometimes.