Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Love It: Tumblr Blogs for Nonprofits

One of the first Juicy Blogging E-Course assignments I give to my students is to write a blog post that has more images than words.  In my book, making your blog posts visually appealing is one of the eight qualities of a juicy blog, which is why I'm excited nonprofits are starting to use the micro-blogging platform, Tumblr, to share photos, slideshows, videos, links, quotes, and news.

Here are a few examples:

This blog was created to, "celebrate unique contributions to the Red Cross mission."

I'm still a huge fan of traditional blogging platforms (e.g. WordPress, Blogger, TypePad), but what excites me about Tumblr for nonprofits is that it's quick, fun and visual.  Some nonprofits' blogs can be a bit, er, boring.  As you can see from the screenshot of the Tumblr dashboard below, Tumblr's format encourages you to share photos, quotes, links, dialogue, audio, and video, in addition to straight text.

What do you think about Tumblr for nonprofits, or for your personal blog?

Below is a collection of related posts and articles to learn more:

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