Because I know people inhabit multiple platforms online, I’m pleased to announce that I’m now on Tumblr.
Don’t worry—I’m not shutting down this blog. But if it wasn’t obvious already, I’ve had difficulty keeping up with The Late Age of Print over the last year or so, a result, mainly, of my academic workload. Since I love blogging but have less time to deliver substantive content, I figured Tumblr would be the perfect place to engage in some of the work I do here, albeit in shorter form. You can still expect to see extended meditations on book- and algorithmic culture on this blog, at least from time to time. But if you’re looking for regular content, then my Tumblr’s the place for you.
I’m excited about Tumblr because, as I’m learning, it seems to be as much (if not more) about curation as my own commentary. I like the idea of being a little less “bloggy,” as it were, and instead sharing a range of artifacts that say something about my disposition toward the world. That’s largely how I’ve been approaching Twitter over the last few years, as it turns out, but sometimes I’ve felt too constrained by the 140 character limit. I appreciate how Tumblr gives me an opportunity to say more, absent the compulsion to be overblown.
I should mention that my Tumblr is all about you, too. Many of the stories I’ve shared on Twitter and elsewhere have been sent to me by friends/colleagues/acquaintances, and I’d like to keep the tradition alive as I move into Tumblr. And of course, you can expect credit where credit is due. Always.