Why Leon Paternoster doesn’t like Tumblr & Posterous
I can both sympathize and agree with Leon’s thoughts here, specifically regarding the trend of Web designers moving to Tumblr/Posterous.
Don’t get me wrong: Tumblr and Posterous are awesome, but it seems as though the signal to noise ratio is going all sorts out of whack lately (in particular cases).
Of course it’s a limited case scenario, and there are numerous Tumblr blogs I’ve subscribed to for longer than I can remember. Even though rockstars are now moving platforms, I can agree with the sentiment that the overall experience is limited by the platform.
The big picture in my opinion, though, is what the author aims to accomplish. If you’re no longer writing feature length articles on a consistent basis, but find yourself wanting to share your thoughts, Tumblr might make sense.
This issue strikes a chord with me simply because I’ve been attracted to Tumblr because it seems as though everyone loves it. I was on the fence about splitting my efforts between Monday By Noon and a new Tumblr because it seemed as though Tumblr is effortless to work with.
That is of course until I remembered about Press This, a feature that has shipped with WordPress for quite some time now. I’ve opted to stick with Press This to power MBN’s Asides and it’s worked out better than I could have imagined. It’s the quickness of Tumblr with the power of a custom WordPress install.
Press This is a bookmarklet you drag to your Bookmarks bar that when clicked invokes a little popup window including a few details from the page you’re currently browsing. You can fill out your Post right then and there, categorize it, tag it, and publish all within a few minutes. I dig it.