I had a dream last night thehobodad and I went antiquing in the Catskills.
Welcome to Tumblr, Lean In!
I’m happy to know there’s an organization dedicated to the art of resting against a wall… That is what you’re about, right?
(NOTE: That is not what they’re about.)
Anyone else getting followed on Tumblr by dummy accounts with icons like these?
(Before you react, this was happening long before the Yahoo! buyout.)
I’d say about half of my recent followers are these kind of blank Tumblr accounts. Any ideas?
I’m joking around about Tumblr and Yahoo a lot right now, but that’s because making people laugh is my favorite thing. For those who care to hear it, I’ll be clear: let’s give ‘em a chance.
Yahoo lost its way a while ago, but Marissa Mayer has done some good stuff to right the ship in the 10 (yep, only 10) months she’s been there. Yahoo stated that Tumblr will be run as an independent company anyway, so we probably won’t see much “oh no everything’s purple and I have to dust off my Yahoo account” change. The change we do see could very well be great, considering Tumblr’s independence and Yahoo’s crazy resources.
Change isn’t inherently bad, but fearing it is. I’m eager to see where this goes.
I was going to write my own post about the Yahoo/Tumblr thing, but this pretty much sums up what I was going to say. I, too, have been joking about it, but it could be interesting.
- Babblr builds excitement for a free chat tool for Tumblr
- Babblr launches
- Babblr crashes
- Babblr asks for money from us to fix it
- I ditch Babblr
I say time and time again: Start-ups need to plan for success, not be surprised by it.
There are a few more installments on the way before we reach the conclusion. I can’t say for sure because I’m kind-of editing on the fly a story I wrote years ago.
(By the way, I’ve got a post scheduled to fire off in an hour that you may dig.)