Tumblr, Blogging on the Fly

The QCHave you thought about starting a blog, but:

  • thought it'd be too much work?
  • didn't think you'd have enough to say?
  • weren't sure where to start?
  • figured it'd take too much technical knowhow?

Enter Tumblr, a free micro-blogging service that makes it easy to start up a simple blog. Here's how they explain it in their FAQ:

If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks. You can also look at tumblelogs as slightly more structured blogs that make it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create.

Take a look at what I've put together for my library's Youth Services: The QC. I use it to share morale-boosting (and humorous) anecdotes, links to useful research websites, and insightful quotes from other library blogs or columns. And I update it with just a few minutes each day.

It'd be easy to whip up something like this for your own library and use it to share links, photos, quotes and other useful bits of information. So go ahead, take the Tumblr plunge and have a quick-and-dirty blog of your own.