Tumblr is all about less words and more visuals. Finding a tumblog that posts an article with more than 500 words is a tough task. It’s just not that the Tumblr platform is intended to be multimedia oriented but people joining it are more audio and visual oriented too.
There are tumblogs filled with pictures of stuff that would be considered obscure even in the long tail, music blogs to promote the garage and indie bands, tumblogs featuring weird video mashups and so on. Tumblr directory is like niche-a-palooza and today we’ve rounded up a few interesting tumblogs worth following.
Who doesn’t love a shopping spree? It such an awesome experience until we take out the wallet to pay for it or when the credit card statement comes in. The lady writing or posting pics to be precise, has made a resolution that this year she is going to spend less money on things, and more money on travel. To achieve that goal, she is posting all the things she would like to buy but would rather not. Nice idea and it is also a great post to get an idea as to what women want (There are some things I won’t buy even if I had a million dollars).
As their name suggests, Copy Cats is a blog for all music that is unoriginal. This is a tumblog dedicated to cover songs, remixes, & mash-ups of famous songs. It is a great place to find and explore music. My personal favorite is Fences remixed by Delphic.
hairbrained is a tumblog dedicated to hairstyles. Red, blond, brown, black or whatever you may have, this is a great resource for a hairstyle makeover. Like most other tumblogs out there, this one also focuses mostly on pictures and only has brief descriptions.
Dear Old Love is a tumblog with an immense selection of love notes to people we have loved in the past. These notes often are not more two sentences long and are pretty deep emotionally. Though a lot of notes available are sad and pithy, cheesy and funny ones can also found.
People who follow technology and Internet will definitely be familiar with Fred Wilson. Mr.Wilson is an immensely successful venture capitalist with the Union Square Ventures. His blog AVC is a destination to get virtual mentorship for entrepreneurs everywhere and is arguably the most influential among VC run entrepreneurial blogs. In this tumblog, he explores lighter things by posting quotes, pictures and songs almost everyday.
the material review is a tumblog filled with carefully chosen pictures of material, things and objects that are sources of inspiration. For someone who reads and writes long form posts, this tumblog with just images and no descriptions came as a great surprise. this tumblog is like modern art, it is in front of us and how everyone interprets it might differ.
Fan of black and white images of popular celebrities from the past? Sunday Morning should be on top of your list. The content is retro and is enhanced by a beautifully designed theme that places multiple images in a single page side by side.
Yes. This tumblog showcases a collection of art drawn on lunch bags, the same brown ones we are all used to. Though a bit on the farther end of the long tail, the artwork on these paper bags are stunning to say the least.
It’s all inspirational quotes galore at that inspires me. Quotes comes in all forms and sizes and are easy to understand.
By removing the image of the adorable fat orange kitty from the famous comic strip, Garfield Minus Garfield tries to focus on the apathetic life of a lonely suburban youngster. This is one of the most famous and popular microblogs in the Tumblr platform.
Clients From Hell is an ultra popular destination for freelancers subjected to passive aggressive harassment of clueless customers. Funny as hell and is like a virtual bartender where freelancers vent their feelings about outrageously impossible customers. Some of the bits might look like fiction for casual readers, but you will have to be a freelancer to see the other side of being your own “boss”.
At times, YouTube comments end up being funnier than the video clip itself. But to sift through the spammy comments to find occasional funny ones would be pointless and weird. I am not sure how they find these from the tens of millions of comments, but a neat collection indeed.
The Daily What is an assorted collection of weird pictures, news and videos. The content is mainly from mainstream media, especially TV & Hollywood and is a sure fire way to pass time if you are into funny distractions.
Unhappy Hipsters is a tumblog dedicated to design and decoration of buildings, both interior as well as exterior. What differentiates this from becoming another photo blog is the comments attached to the pictures. Comments tend to be deep & philosophical often while some are funny enough bring a smile.
Ok, this one is a tumblog with a picture or screencap from a TV show followed by a literary reference. I thought this one is pushing it until I saw the screencap posted above and the associated quote. Regular viewers of Gossip Girl will be as stunned as I am to see how closely Jane Austin’s lines fit Blair Waldorf’s characterization.
Parents are simply awesome. Some might disagree, but atleast they were awesome one time or another. My Parents Were Awesome is a place to see how awesome parents looked at the time of marriage and at the prime of their youth.
tuneage highlights new and upcoming bands. With an elaborate description of the band, a cover art and a sample track, you can sync your wavelength with the right band.
With a name that is a mouthfull, Max Abelson’s super groovy music video spectacular tumblog features really spectacular old music videos. New content is added daily and the variety is plentiful.
Comic Book Covers tumblog says that every good cover tells a story and I agree. You get to judge the book by its cover and then buy it!
A great tribute to the legendary actor James Byron Dean well known for his work in the film Rebel without a cause. Thousands of black and white photographs of the cultural icon are posted in this tumblog.
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