Photo: Flickr: Jonan Basterra
Tumblr is no longer just a pleasant alternative to other blogging platforms, it’s become a household name, attracting 30,000,000 monthly visitors.The service is super simple to use, and because of that, has really taken off with those less aesthetically inclined. In other words, Tumblr has become the go-to channel for traditional media to unearth their creative voices.
You probably didn’t know that Brian Stelter was such a talented photographer, or that Liz Colville could make you laugh so much. However, thanks to Tumblr, we have a service that can finally exhibit the light-hearted personalities of our favourite media commentators.
Occupation: Author and former co-Editor at Gawker Media
Tumblelog: Things I Ate That I Love
Why you should follow: Emily Gould is an author and active blogger, but if you really want to keep tabs on her web presence, you need to follow her Tumblelog. Initially created as a food blog, Emily has become a Tumblr power-user, and now supplies daily commentary on anything she finds important.
Occupation: co-Founder - Neighborhoodr.com
Why you should follow: Anthony De Rosa has mastered the art of Tumblr. His personal Tumblog is the one of few to ever reach the Technorati Top 100. De Rosa also co-Founded an entire hyperlocal news network, Neighborhoodr.com, leveraging the Tumblr platform.
Occupation: co-Editor - The Hairpin
Why you should follow: Tumblr is a perfect platform for the colourful personality of Liz Colville, who's commentary has developed an almost cult following. She has been working as a co-Editor of the new women's site, The Hairpin, which was profiled recently by David Carr in The New York Times.
Occupation: Editor - Capital New York
Tumblelog: Shield Your Eyes
Why you should follow: Reagan has worked at a number of high-profile publications, and is the founding Editor of Capital; so needless to say, she knows a thing or two about the cultural scene in New York City. Anything that's not quite appropriate for mainstream media, you can find on her Tumblelog.
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