Are you on Tumblr?

Facebook and Twitter get all the hype but Tumblr has become one of my favorite social networks as of late. I love the visual, mood board nature of the site and Yahoo’s stance on keeping the platform the naughty and wild little community it is makes me love it even more.

As a social media strategist, I can’t lie. The user base absolutely fascinates me and the latest information tells me all I need to know about the opportunities ahead:

  • As of January 2014, there have been 163.9 million blogs and 72 billion posts on Tumblr.
  • Unlike other social media sites, Tumblr users are divided equally between genders with 51% of US Tumblr users being male.
  • 66% of all visitors are under the age of 35, while 39% are under 25 years-old.
  • About 36% of users are parents. That’s 13% less than the average.
  • Around 9% of visits occur on a mobile device. Opposite of what we are seeing on other social media sites.
  • Read more states here

On the flip side, Tumblr has also been getting some not so good press. Teens really live and die by this platform. Please read.

What are your thoughts on Tumblr? Are you rebloggin’? Follow me here

Hustlin’ and Bustlin’

Here I go again.Another post where I apologize for going months on months without writing! Instead of another round of excuses, I will try to explain in pictures. Who doesn’t love visuals, right?So. What have I been up to?

Biked 100 miles. Yes, they got me in a helmet. Boo.

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Cheered on a dear friend as she finished her breast cancer treatment.

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Went to Milwaukee with some of my best friends to visit one of my best friends.

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Went to Packers training camp and quite a few Packers games.

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Worked on my shooting skills.

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Went to a punk rock concert and rioted my life (and inner teenager) away

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Cheered on the Hawkeyes and tried to be a good alum despite our terrible ball play.

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Ran the Chicago Marathon for the 2nd time and beat my time by 25 minutes. Ran in 4hrs 11 mins.

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I hope you will accept my visual excuses! As always, feel free to catch me at the following on the regular:

Twitter

Tumblr

Stay classy, my friends. I promise to write more. Really.

I’m Going to Think Tank Live!

Mary DuQuaine (the founder and an overall awesome lady!) invited me to participate in Think Tank Live Milwaukee as an “official Tweeter” and I could not be more excited. I will be sitting in on various presentations and tweeting important tidbits for those who are following online. How cool is that?!

Check out the conference and register before it is too late!

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Topics include:

• Digital Marketing Strategy
• Search Engine Optimization SEO
• SEM/Pay Per Click
• Website Analytics
• Social Media
• Website Design
• Online Reputation Management
• WordPress Blogging (look forward to this!)

If you can’t make it, follow my tweets and check back for a review of my experience/what I learn after the conference.

For those of you who are attending, I look forward to meeting you!