Earlier today, someone asked me how many Tumblr followers I have so I decided to check it out. Turns out I have a ~28k followers on Tumblr (it’s not public))
Interestingly enough, I have ~28k on Twitter. The actual difference is quite small
Made me pause and think about how much overlap there is between folks that follow me on Twitter and Tumblr.
I’m not sure.
I do know there is some overlap between the folks I follow on Twitter and Tumblr but it’s not a 1:1 match by any means.
I feel like content that flows on each network is different. Example: take Yale Univesity. Here’s Yale’s Twitter account and here’s Yale on Tumblr. Extremely different.
And individuals use Tumblr and Twitter in different ways. My friend Fred rarely tweets his Tumblr posts where other folks tend to send all/most of their Tumblr posts to Twitter.
My sense is that these services are extremely complimentary and yet distinct in their experiences.
At least that’s how I use these services. I’ll create or reblog a something special I see on my Tumblr dashboard — sometimes it makes it Twitter and sometimes it doesn’t. And things I create on Twitter aren’t a good fit for my Tumblr.
However, I really couldn’t imagine a single day going by without checking, contributing and participating in each one. They each bring something so unique to my daily life and I’m grateful for that.