"Tumblr: Follow The World’s Creators"
I thought Tumblr’s little tag-line was kinda interesting, and captures Tumblr’s values. Apparently they wish to focus on “following” creatives, rather than emphasizing the posting of your own original content.
I’m honestly sick of seeing so many Tumblrs out there that are just mere reposts. It’s okay if it is a re-posting of very specific relevant material (either curation of a type of work, or re-posts to enhance your own personal message) but some blogs are just a re-post of scattered cool things.
It’s a bit silly when we value curating over the original works. Like the person who re-posts feel they deserve such recognition because they were able to find something. And in most cases, it’s not even actively searching - it’s just hitting that “Reblog” button that Tumblr makes so easy to do.
Tumblr’s a mess. 95% of the accounts out there drive me insane.
But the 5% - they’re gold.