Tumblr, it has been good to know you

Tumblelog, you don’t hear that phrase much these days.  Mostly you don’t hear that term because micro-blog was a little more catchy.

To quote Wikipedia:

Microblogging is a broadcast medium in the form of blogging. A microblog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller in both actual and aggregate file size. Microblogs “allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links”. These small messages are sometimes called microposts.

I signed up for a Tumblr account the month that they went live, March 2007.  I liked the concept, I liked having a blog and a micro-blog as they served different purposes.

With the announcement that Yahoo was buying Tumblr, I scrambled to find the exit.  It seems that everything that Yahoo touches turns to poo.  How long did Flickr stagnate under Yahoo’s mis-management?

Yesterday I set up a second WordPress blog to be my microblog.  The nice thing is that there were only little problems importing my 1200 posts.  Youtube videos imported as links and mp3s didn’t import at all but other than that…

It isn’t clear what Yahoo’s plans for Tumblr are, but I had no hope that improvements would be on the list.  So Yahoo buys Tumblr, I move to WordPress, seems like a win/win and everyone is happy.

Link to my microblog.


2010 Blog In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 67 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 294 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 65kb.

The busiest day of the year was June 25th with 69 views. The most popular post that day was Free MS apps for XP.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were foggytown.net, largeheartedboy.com, android-vs-ipad.co.cc, ifreestores.com, and foggytown.tumblr.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for xp apps, apps for xp, conjola sync, nimbus theme, and apps für xp.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Free MS apps for XP October 2006


How to Integrate RIM Blackberry With Google Mail-Calendar-Contacts and Backup on GNU/Linux August 2008


Nimbus theme for GNOME August 2008


Funny Vista Error Message February 2007


Favorite Music of 2010 November 2010