I really love Tumblr. It's had some performance woes of late, but that asside the service, the format and their entire philosophy is exceptional. Whereas other blogging platforms employ a one-size-fits-all post archetype Tumblr has multiple post types uniquely suited to a particular type of content and it really is a joy to use. I'm not sure really why I've stopped using it. I know I haven't had as much time of late to write blog posts in general (as my recent post history here will show) but even so my Tumblr use has ceased completely. I suspect the answer is in my general mode of use. As Wordpress is currently my primary blogging platform Tumblr gets used for a small amount of serious content aggregation and a whole lot of frivolous/social fluff. Now fluff isn't something you should underrate, but I think the fun of sharing some of these items from around the net is diminishing over time, finally reaching the point where the social pay-off is insufficient to prompt my participation.
The Northwind is a personal website and blog for the exploration of the personal interests, the adventures, the successes, and the trials of its author. You'll find subjects from history, politics, and activism to technology, media, and video games.
Often nerdy, occasionally frivolous, sometimes serious, and hopefully always interesting.