I was on Tumblr a few moments ago posting pictures I was finding on Flickr and reblogging other pictures and so on—the usual Tumblr things—but I was noticing how I was mostly posting photos without text. Everything was pretty to me, all the photos and quotes are pleasing either aesthetically or aurally, not to mention the fact that I made my dashboard floral and the text in italics so I enjoyed scrolling more.
This is what it looks like as I scroll Tumblr.
Anyways I decided to look through my whole blog, just to see what I posted at various points in time. In doing that I realized Tumblr is not just a pointless time-wasting website. It chronicles my life! If I keep posting I can go back to any month of my life and see what I was interested in at the time, and by just looking over my blog from the past year and a half I can notice a change already.
I started actively posting in the Summer of 2010 (I got my Tumblr in April 2010) and there’s a lot of Harry Potter and mostly things I found funny.
Jumping about four months, to December 2010, I noticed a general theme of photos from films and movies with the captions and a much bigger number of personal posts.
After one year of having Tumblr my posts became all over the place. I remember this well because I had a huge lull where my followers did not move. I didn’t gain any, nor did I lost any. Posts were mostly photos, both funny, pretty, sad, from films, and so on. In the Summer I started making graphics, too, so more of those showed up, and some of them got a hefty number of notes which made me really happy.
Currently I haven’t been posting many personal posts (in the last few weeks or so) and most of the pictures are pretty or are from the films and tv shows I like. To me it looks like yearning. And that’s probably what it is, especially being my last year in high school. I yearn to live in Europe (Russia or Norway), I want to look nice, I want to do either adventurous or relaxing things, and I want to meet new people, even if only for a day. I just want to get out of high school and live in a university dorm room with white walls and fill it with what I want.