My son, who is almost 6, says he has in his head an album of things he likes. He goes through an imaginary questionnaire when considering whether to add something to his album. I am in the album; so is his dad. His sister goes in and out, I believe. Thomas the Tank Engine and all associated paraphernalia are definitely in the album. Categorizing things in this way makes him a “brain album person,” he says.
What he is describing is how I imagine Tumblr. My brain, being older and less elastic than his, needs to store its album externally. I plan to use this space to save and comment on interesting things about journalism, Edmonton, family and other things that are in the album of things I like. But mostly I want to be able to more closely follow some smart people I know, and find some more smart people to follow.