Can a Mac user blog for fun or profit or both? There are dozens of ways to blog in the 21st century. One that is growing in popularity for personal use is Tumblr. Simple, elegant, attractive, myTumblr is a Mac app that makes blogging a breeze, with or without commercial support.
Sexy, Fun, Or Profitable Blogging?
Some say that personal blogging is a fad, a trend that will evolve into something else. With over 6-billion people on the planet, and a couple of hundred million web sites (many are blogs), may I proffer that personal publishing is here to stay?
Of the many ways to blog what’s on your mind, Tumblr is one of the faster growing methods.
Set up a Tumblr account, log in, choose a site design, and begin blogging about whatever is on your mind. Add photos, add videos, add articles, add links to other sites, and you’re on the road to blogging success.
myTumblr is an elegant Mac app that gets you away from blogging in a browser window and moves the steps to your Mac and in a Mac-like way.
If blogging can be fun and sexy, myTumblr claims to add the sexy part. myTumblr does what the browser window doesn’t—drag a photo from iPhoto or your Desktop and drop it, and post with a click.
The same thing goes with audio or video files. Drag and drop. The myTumblr app is mostly self explanatory.
Once you’ve set up your Username and Password information, myTumblr presents you with a standard Mac app toolbar. All the elements you need for successful personal blogging are there.
Except the sexy part. It’s myTumblr that’s sexy. Or, what you write.
Click Text to create a blog post. Click Photo to add a photo. Ditto for Quotes, Links, Audio, Video.
myTumblr takes your blogging effort from a boring and confusing browser window to a Mac app that is drop dead simple to use. Type, drag, drop, click to Publish.
I’ve been doing the online publishing thing for many years and I don’t know that there’s an easier way to publish your thoughts and perspectives than Tumblr, and myTumbler’s app just makes it easier.
Caveat’s? A few, but not many. Sometimes simplicity is, well, too simple.
In that case, myTumblr also provides an HTML option so you can see the code you’re uploading to your site. If that scares you, don’t bother.
Many of us publish our brain on multiple sites, and myTumblr handles that, too. As to sexy, that’s subjective. myTumblr is strikingly easy, almost sophomoric. Making money on Tumblr is a different animal. Sites such as Daring Fireball may bring in $100,000 to $200,000 in revenue each year, but take a long time to cultivate and grow an audience worthy of that kind of advertising revenue.
If you compare classy Tumblr sites to Daring Fireball, you’ll notice that a complex site with all sorts of bells and whistles isn’t necessarily what readers are after. They come back to and recommend a site because the content is worthy. myTumblr can’t help you with worthy content, but it’s a quick and easy way to start online publishing with little effort and less expense.