I was participating during one of YALitChat's twitter chats and an intern, I can't remember from where, had mentioned all the teens hang out on tumblr.
My first reaction? Great, another social media site to suck up my time.
But since I write YA fiction, I knew I had to give it a go.
At first, I didn't get it. All I did was reblog posts (think re-tweets) and searched for pics of Gossip Girl. What made teens love tumblr so much? Isn't pinterest the same thing?
THEN I FOUND THIS
This is a screen print of a tumblr profile called Maudegirly
Does it remind you of anything? For me, it does. Look at the next pic.
Tumblr reminds me of a giant sketchbook. It's a place where you can post any and everything.
So what does that mean for authors?
It means, express yourself to your readers. Find art, quotes, pics that represent your work, even fan made, re-blog important events, post inspiration, be yourself.
To give you a head start, I posted a few author tumblrs, including myself. Check them out and start tumbling. If you have a profile, post the link below!
http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/ (This is John Green's profile)