I used to have a blogspot site. Now I don’t. There wasn’t really anything of note on there anyway. Besides, I feel like Tumblr’s approach to blogging is more aligned with my own: post whatever you feel like whenever you feel like.
Ah, the freedom.
There were many times I wished I could post a tune I’d been listening to, or a quote that gripped me, or a photograph that captured IT ALL, but I felt like I couldn’t post that to Blogger. On Blogger, I felt this heavy responsibility to write an article — something important. And to think the importance of a post relied on its formality was a cage of sorts for me. I started thinking the little things I wanted to share with the world weren’t important, and that’s a crippling belief for an artist.
Music, paintings, quotes, photographs, even animated gifs — they are all important to an artist. We glean inspiration from everything, not solely from impassioned articles or essays in traditional blog format.
That’s why I decided to switch my main website to Tumblr, so I can share everything with you and not leave you hanging for months while I try to think of something “important” to say. I’ll no longer cripple myself with arbitrary blogging rules. I’ll take Tumblr’s hand and blog how I want to blog. You’re welcome to follow the journey by clicking the +follow button at the top right. Maybe some of the things that inspire me will inspire you.
My old Tumblr is still alive and kicking here: http://mgbuehrlen-the-hermit.tumblr.com/ if you wanted to have a stroll through the mixed-up files of my mind. I use that tumblr as a sort of self-fueled muse. Otherwise, this one is where I’ll be posting things that might be relevant to you because:
Tim Burton (via b4ssm4k3sth4tb1tchc0m)
How true this is. This is partly why high school is so unbearable. You learn to shut up and fake it or else.