Imagery has always played a large factor in my life, and in the past years, social media has played a large factor in handing out this imagery. I am a sucker for aesthetics. I love all soft, faded, pretty things. I love foggy photos, sunny photos, photos where you can physically feel the scenery through your screen. I am a lover of written word that emits these visuals as well; the mixture of prose and photos is what I strive to see and strive to create.
For me, the best place to get all of these things is a social media site called Tumblr. This site is the stomping ground for all kinds of people, though I’ve found myself with an artist’s dashboard. I scroll past a mixture of beautifully taken photos, whimsical poetry and portions of classic literature on a daily basis (along with the ever invasive meme and cheesy joke). All of these things find their way onto my blog. Through each post, a bit of my personality and interests can be shown. My thoughts and feelings are quite transparent here; my blog is a look into me and my mind. I have more that one blog, but the one that I’ve embedded below is the blog that I feel most proud of. It is a place where I’ve used mostly photography and word to display how I feel at any given time.
Tumblr, as a whole, makes me as happy as something untouchable can. I am inspired and moved by my surroundings, and Tumblr is a way to bring a comforting ‘environment’ with me wherever I go.
I will always encourage anyone and everyone to create a blog on Tumblr. There are thousands of different Tumblr communities, meaning that everyone can customize and find their place on the site. While my blog is a breeding ground for art, another blog may be purely dedicated to a certain book or movie, or even dedicated to spreading all kinds of happy. Either way, there’s a place for everyone, and everyone has a place.
(This is a repost from my CT 101 account; original post date on original site was Feb. 14, 2017)