Monday, May 13, 2013

20 fun Tumblr blogs

Continuing my discussion of Tumblr, here are 20 fun and interesting blogs on the service.

1. The Worst Room

The Worst Room is described as “a blog about trying to find affordable housing in New York City.”
The Worst Room got a nice write-up recently on the Laughing Squid.

2. The Brokers with Hands on Their Faces Blog


The Brokers with Hands on Their Faces Blog shows pictures of Wall Street traders with their hands on their faces in shock, dismay or depression.
It’s very similar in theme to Sad Guys on Trading Floors, another Tumblr photo blog.

3. Reasons My Son Is Crying

Reasons My Son Is Crying was started by a father documenting all the silly reasons his young son breaks into tears.
Conan O’Brien parodied the site with Reasons My Talk Show Host Is Crying.

4. Comic Sans Project

The Comic Sans Project sees what the world would look like if companies started using the maligned font comic sans for their logos.
The Huffington Post and Brandflakes for Breakfast each wrote about the website.

5. Does Papyrus Belong Here?

Another font-centric website is Does Papyrus Belong Here?
The answer is always no, according to the website.

6. National Geographic Found

Photos from the National Geographic archives.

7. New York License Lady

New York License Lady is described as “an adventure in stock photography” by its creator Jason Feifer.
The same woman’s photo shows up on everything from hair color products to insurance ads.

8. Andrew’s Little Instructions


Andrew’s Little Instructions features pages from a “Life’s Little Instruction” calendar modified with smart-aleck remarks by Andrew Hamer.

9. Brand Spirit


Brand Spirit is an art experiment where familiar branded products are painted white.
“Every day for 100 days, I will paint one branded object white, removing all visual branding, reducing the object to its purest form,” the artist wrote.
The project ran from March 12 to June 19, 2012.

10. If Business Insider Was Around When …

If Business Insider Was Around When … is a blog that imagines how Henry Blodget’s Business Insider online news service would have covered major news stories of the past.
Hint: the website is not a fan of Business Insider’s style of journalism.

11. Someone Should Start A Tumblr


David Friedman compiled Tumblr blog ideas from suggestions people made on Twitter.
The blog ran from Jan. 21 to March 6, 2013, when Friedman announced that the meme had run its course after 115 posts.

12. Context-Free Patent Art

Context-Free Patent Art publishes “art culled from a wealth of video game-related patents and patent applications, presented without explanation.”

13. Life Advice from Machines


Life Advice from Machines turns lines from instruction manuals into sage advice for everyday living.

14. We Never Look Up

Photos of people looking down at their smartphones and tablets.

15. Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures of Food

Another self-explanatory Tumblr blog title.
“Documenting the phenomenon of people taking pictures of food they did not themselves cook. Food at restaurants. Food at parties. Food at backyard BBQs,” the blog description says.

16. The Tutor Crowd


The Tutor Crowd spreads the message of proper spelling and grammar by correcting London’s graffiti.

17. The Pregnant Husband

An expectant father documents life with his pregnant wife through GIFs.
See article by the Huffington Post.

18. WTF, Evolution?

“Honoring natural selection’s most baffling creations,” the blog description says.

19. Kate Middleton for the Win


Photos of Kate Middleton with snarky captions.

20. Models Who Can’t Decide

Another “adventure in stock photography” from Jason Feifer, Fast Company senior editor and creator of Internet memes.
See article on Models Who Can’t Decide in the Huffington Post. Man, HuffPo writes a lot about Internet memes.

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