I think I'm going to use quotes from samurai movies for titles to my LJ entries for as long as I can.
I swear I am not already neglecting you, LJ. I actually wrote half of a really long post on Monday, but got busy at work and was unable to finish it. By the time I came back to it on Tuesday, the moment had passed and I wasn't feeling the subject any longer. I am committed to writing in here regularly, though, I promise.
One place I have been sure not to miss posting in is Tumblr.
I don't think of Tumblr as a blog, though, I think of it more like an aggregator of pictures that I like, so it's not the same and you shouldn't feel jealous, LJ.
I have two Tumblrs. The first one is Fuck Yeah! Meiko Kaji!
and is, as you can probably guess, a place where I post pictures of Japanese actress Meiko Kaji. This was actually the first Tumblr I created, so it's my default/main one, but I also created adgy-san
(someone already took adgy! WTF?) mainly for reblogging cool shit I see on other Tumblrs. I occasionally post a picture from my Photobucket account or wherever, but mostly I just use it for reblogging.
Reblogging serves no real purpose, but for some reason I was initially under the impression that other people might be interested in seeing what I reblog. It's been going for a while now, though, and only has 9 followers, so I may have been mistaken. Not complaining, just saying.
I originally started the Meiko Kaji tumblr because I've been collecting pictures of her
as I come across them on the internet, but been doing nothing else with them. And Tumblr seems like it's perfectly geared for sharing them, so that's what I'm doing. I only post one picture a day, unless I reblog someone else's picture, but that only happens if it's one I haven't seen before and that's rare. Not bragging, just saying. That tumblr has 238 followers, though, which is surprising to me every time I look at it.
Side note: I was pretty excited the other day to see that comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick
was following the Meiko Kaji tumblr. I had no idea she was a fan.
Tumblr is pretty great for picture perusing and sharing. I know a lot of people use it for much more than that and there are fandoms and all that on it, but I just like using it to look at awesome old pictures of Sonny Chiba and shit. And when there's a Tumblr I want to really follow, I add the RSS feed of it into Google Reader, I rarely bother going through my Tumblr dashboard. I do "follow" a lot of tumblrs on Tumblr, but that's more as a show of solidarity than anything else. Giving someone a follow because I like what they're doing and they can see my appreciation of it, rather than only using the RSS feed, which might rob them of the recognition of my approval. Or something like that.
I also like the tag tracking on Tumblr. I can track the tag for Meiko Kaji and anytime someone else posts something with that tag, I can see it. If they'd make an RSS feed for that tag tracking, it'd be even better, but still. :)
I also recently joined Instagram
. Actually, I should probably say that I also recently started using Instagram. I've had an account there for a while, but didn't bother using it because I didn't care. Recently, though, The Lady got her first smartphone (an early X-Mas present from me) and she started an account there, so I started using mine. I've only taken a half dozen photos or so, and I still don't think it's that much better than just using the regular camera on my phone, but whatever. I use it.
Beyond that, I think Facebook is all I've got. I think. I do use the Yelp app to check in to places sometimes, but I don't write reviews or anything.
None of them works for just good old brain dumping like LJ does, though.