I don’t think I’ve ever written about Tumblelogs before. Partly because I didn’t think I could figure out what they were or why they existed. But I think I’ve finally sussed it with a bit of help from this Wikipedia definition of Tumblelog.
Tumblelogs are basically blogs for people with ADD. You don’t actually have to write any commentary. They’re just a way of posting lots of stuff fast. Which has the potential to be a really great platform – or a really shocking one in the wrong hands ;-).
In some ways they’re almost like a cross between a blog and Twitter – sort of…
Now there’s a great tool which enables you to set up a Tumblelog really really fast – I’ve just put one together in well under half an hour. The tool is called Tumblr and it’s great! Really clearly and cleanly put together.
If you’re someone who’s been thinking about starting some kind of blog, but is scared about having to write too much stuff I can’t recommend Tumblr enough. Sure it doesn’t have comments and things like that – but that’s the point, Tumblelogs are a quick-and-dirty-stream-of-consciousness-type-of-blog and you don’t want other people mucking that up do you?