Tumblr Nostalgia

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

During the tumblr days you could find yourself immersed in the world of photographers who are upcoming, current or casual posters celebrating a craft that journals out their lives. As someone who still considers himself a novice in the photographer world I looked up to these people showing me a bit of themselves and their contributions to other tumblr sites and such. Bands were also a deep dive for me in the age of Bay Area hardcore (thank you Comadre) and the amount of underground noise it generated. It was almost a replacement for Myspace for me since that kind of network did not exist anywhere else.

These days Instagram, Facebook (surprisingly for some), Tik Tok and even YouTube are the new networks for social media coverage. And I find myself sort of lost in the fold most of the time. And maybe because I don't have a network like most people do. Above all these are the current ones while tumblr just sits there with much of its dead sites.

I miss the fact that I could look after my favorite artists and see what he/she/they post or repost. Their thoughts, their inspirations, their frustrations... A lot of the ways they view the world just by images or text so simple. I was an avid poster myself (I didn't have much of a following their either lol) and it was interesting seeing the images sort of pop out a bit when I showcased my work. What was cool is the fact that artists were certainly communitive and very kind (at least in my eyes) and supported each other every way they can. Now? I'm not sure that's the case. I'm starting to get annoyed just looking at my feed these days.

I give Tumblr props for helping me find some of the best artists. It was indeed one of the best times I had through a network of folks who were upcoming and have come out showing their best works. I wish I could find that with these current socials, but I think I'm out of the loop with everything else.

Funny enough though.. I reopened my Tumblr account again hahahaha. I'll most likely be cleaning it up configuring some images that I don't want to show (aka my ex). I'm posting my Daily Collect work there so check it out. And like that platform I'm going to strictly be doing DigiCam stuff anyway.

I don't know what I started this thing again. Maybe I'm after some nostalgia and maybe I'm just tired of looking at the gram now. But hey... who knows? It might be good again in the near future.