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Do a Tumble

June 28, 2013

So I was eating my raspberry Pop Tart, and I thought I would go check out Daisy Whitney’s blog and see if maybe she posted a new Tokyo video or something for her new book WHEN YOU WERE HERE. These videos are so awesome (don’t even get me started on how much I love the book) and I’ve been seeing them pop up in reviews and here and there but sort of randomly.

So I go to her blog, and she hasn’t posted in a really long time!!! And instead, there’s some nonsense about how she may or may not be updating there, but you can probably find her at her new Tumblr site.

Well La Di Da Miss Daisy Fancy Pants!

So I click on the Tumblr link and get taken to this slick fancy site and sure enough, there’s a video I haven’t seen all about the vending machine culture in Tokyo (I particularly like the Minority Report one–nice, Daisy!) and it’s awesome.

So I decide to follow her. Even though I think I’ve made it clear at some point when I first learned about blogs that I have no idea what that means to “follow” someone’s something, since then I still have to go search it out. I’m a lazy follower, internet. I want the content delivered to me. But I digress.

Anyway, then I remember vaguely that a while back, Kiersten White created a Tumblr (is that what you do?? create a Tumblr? create a Tumblr page?? A Tumblr site??? Make a blog on Tumblr?!?! I don’t even have the words to describe this. Clearly I am in over my head). So I search for her only to see that she has been posting stuff there practically every day!!!!

Here I thought oh, well Kiersten’s been so busy what with having a new baby. We can’t expect her to be blogging all the time, you know. Keep in mind this is a huge turnaround from the days when I used to have a panic attack when Kiersten hadn’t posted on her blog by 10am EST!! But no! She’s just on Tumblr (at Tumblr?? moved to Tumbler??? into Tumblr?!?)!!

So I follow Kiersten too.

Suddenly, Tumblr wants to know who I am. I’m thrilled! I figure they’re going to deliver the content to me! They ask for my email address, yadda yadda yadda, and then they ask how old I am. As if the fact that I just wrote yadda yadda yadda doesn’t give it away.

I’m onto them. They know I have no clue what’s going on and as soon as they see how old I am, I know they’ll know I know they know (I’m not sure what happened there but I’m on a roll so just keep going). It’s totally a trick question!!!

I sneak a quick look over my shoulder to make sure no one is looking and quickly drop 5 years. Cross my fingers and…Boom I’m in.

I’m doing a little celebratory dance, until I realize that somehow I didn’t just sign up to follow Daisy and Kiersten, but somehow Tumblr thinks I’m going to do a Tumble myself. WTF?!?

And just like that I realize they totally had the last laugh. Because I only know how to type that, and they’re somewhere in Tumbleville posting those little dancing gifs of a bitchy girl saying, “Suckerrrrrr!” then falling down laughing. Then doing it again. And again. And again. Like 50 gazillion times and you can’t look away.

Anyway, they can’t trick me into Tumbling. At least I hope they can’t.

I’m not sure who “they” is in this scenario, but I will say that I’m slightly concerned since I used to think that “they” could never get me on Twitter or blogging, and I think we all know what happened there.

Anyway, in other news, I somehow found a Tumble called  Shit Rough Drafts. It’s really funny. I don’t even know how to link to a Tumble. Unless I did it. Because then I guess I do know how.

Oh, also I’m totally changing the name of this post to something else. But I’m not sure what yet. Clearly this is a well thought out plan. Link to a Tumble. Do a Tumble. Tumble This! I know there’s no E in it, but that’s half the reason it irritates me so much. (Previous title: It’s a Trick Question (sorry, but )

Ha! I think I got interrupted by actual work there. I’m pretty sure I was going to make some brilliantly witty comment about rough drafts being shit applying to titles too.

Anyway, tell me your favorite Tumble in the comments! I need good Tumbles to follow. Even though I’m not really sure how to ever find them again. But just in case I figure it out.

Oh yeah, book news! THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West (yes, the same Kasie West who wrote PIVOT POINT) is coming out this Tuesday July 3!!! It’s awesome so don’t forget to go pick up a copy! And QUICK FIX by Linda Grimes (Book 2 in the ongoing adventures of Ciel Halligan from IN A FIX) is coming out August 20! And MIND GAMES is still $1.99 but that could end any second! It’s worth the read no matter the price, but hurry… And don’t forget WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney. This gorgeous book is worth navigating Tumblr for. I don’t know what higher compliment I could give.

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7 Comments
  1. I LOVE tumblr! Already following Daisy and Kirsten. Come find me fearless Wolf Pack leader…http://kimberlysabatini.tumblr.com

  2. I’m on Tumblr and have a book coming out: Lost in My Mind: a Story of Traumatic Brain Injury… http://0912tbi.tumblr.com
    Please come follow me!!

  3. I’m here! http://sarahnicolas.tumblr.com/

    I tumbl about books, writing, and geeky stuff.

  4. Tumblur. Tumblah. We’re all stumbling around social media so give a girl a break. Not bad for an agent. What Richard Burton might have said about critics also applies to agents.
    “Critics deserve nothing but our pity. To be so close to art, yet contribute absolutely nothing whatsoever towards it. It’s like being a eunuch at a f**king orgy.”
    C.J.Beck
    @cjbeckbooks

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