I have a new best friend, and her name is Lynda.com. We became close a few days ago when I discovered I had free access to her incredible site just by being a student at the University of Michigan! Oh, the perks of a huge endowment!
Thanks to this remediation assignment and Lynda.com, I learned how to make a Tumblr account. A Tumblr is an interactive blog that allows its users to create individual blogs and post all sorts of digital media relating to anything of interest. Tumblr allows the sharing of pictures, links, videos, audio recordings and more. The most enticing Tumblr pages are those devoted to specific themes. I have spent hours getting lost in the millions of Tumblr pages that exist, each one more aesthetically pleasing than the last.
As I begin to create my own Tumblr page, I am starting to brainstorm the theme I want to hone in on, as well as strategically choose which digital medias I am going to include. I want to create a perfect balance between text and image, between visual and audio features. As fun as it looks, I know this process will require a lot of time and attention to make it just right. I have an important idea to convey and I want to make sure my new media platform appropriately presents my topic!
For a sneak peak at the barely-anything Tumblr I have created… take a look!