Tumblr seems much like its name. An odd mix of personal websites (either strangely edited or unbelievably gorgeous sites) flat up against glossy headliners (such as Bloomberg News for Investors). I can’t tell if tumbler is one of those mandatory social media networks that organizations sign up for “just because”. Do investors read tumbler? I mean really.
Needless to say, I wonder who the tumblr audience is. Tumblr seems like a hybrid of visuals with micro-blogs – a “visualog”. Were there literary magazines here?
The websites I selected were directly related to current funding models for books, e-books and literary magazines.
Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, (http://recommendedreading.tumblr.com/) is a collaborative electronic magazine venture based in Brooklyn. The editors generally post short stories from a range of literary magazines and are seeing if viewers will “pay per a view” for each short story.
Yes, the Oscars is on the way. But that wasn’t why I picked this site. Joseph Gordon Levitt hosts an open website for collaborations, submissions, etc The two sites are. http://hitrecordjoe.com The fact that he published a book recently and wanted commentary about his funding model intrigued me.
The last one was called Start Some Good, (http://startsomegood.tumblr.com/).This tumblr site has guest blogs about crowdfunding for a variety of projects, Not many of the projects are literary, but the site is willing to help promote through blogging any noteworthy causes.