I’m Thankful for Tumblr – You May be Surprised Why - Day 2

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I’m Thankful for Tumblr.com

You May Not Believe it but Here's Why!

 

The Real Debbie Reynolds is sponsoring a 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge from today through Thanksgiving Day for us to share why we are thankful and for what!

 

No doubt we are all thankful for many things, and this is a wonderful way to share our thoughts with others.

 

I’m thankful for Tumblr. It’s a social media site and you might wonder how can anyone really be thankful for an online site?!

 

Our 2 daughters and their husbands started private Tumblr sites when their kids were first born – we now have 3 grandchildren ages 5, 2 yrs. 10 months, and 18 months. The beauty of these private Tumblr sites is that there is a chronology, from birth til now, of photos, videos, and musings from the parents (you know the crazy stuff kids say) – hundreds and hundreds of pages filled with the joy of babies growing up right before our eyes over the years as if we were there!

 

Things kids say

 

While we live only a couple of hours away these Tumblr sites have given us a daily glimpse into the lives of our children and their children when we could not be there, as well as many photos and videos of family time when we have visited or they visit us… and a blessed opportunity for us to share in their lives daily.

 

There are aspects of technology and being online that drive me nuts…but Tumble sites are something very special for us to treasure now and for many years to come. And no doubt will provide hours of embarassment when these kids are teenagers! Good luck Mom and Dad!

 

These sites are private, and so no photos or videos. But I can tell you they have brought us many hours of joy and laughter, and no doubt will for years to come.

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Hannah Williams
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Jeff Dowler  I love tumbler  I actually use it for Real Estate

Nov 16, 2016 12:30 PM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Nice, Jeff. I've never investigated Tumblr. It's great you have these modern-day "scrap books" to enjoy whenever you wish.

Nov 16, 2016 12:32 PM #2
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Oh, that is so sweet, Jeff Dowler!  I would have never thought of creating a Tumblr account for my children and what a wonderful way to keep the grandparents updated too!  BTW, love the graphic - and conversation!  LOL  Very cute!

Nov 16, 2016 12:42 PM #3
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that is cool, Grandpa... LOL.. we have done something similar with google handouts.. i will have to look into tumblr though for that .. sounds great

Nov 16, 2016 12:58 PM #4
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Gita Bantwal
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I have heard of Tumbl but was not aware that you can post private posts. Thank you.

Nov 16, 2016 07:47 PM #5
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James Dray
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Good morning Jeff.  Never hear of the site until now.  Another day and another lesson learned here in the Rain

Nov 16, 2016 08:06 PM #6
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Your own techno family albums to view at will...great way to capture memories !

Nov 16, 2016 08:34 PM #7
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Good Morning Jeff - I am sure I will soon be seeing this with my daughter and her new husband.  Everything is so easy now.

Nov 16, 2016 10:40 PM #8
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I joined Tumblr, but did nothing wih it. What smart kids you have and what a joy to see how they are growing up.

Nov 16, 2016 10:50 PM #9
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Hi Jeff - I wish we had done something like that with our kids and grandkids instead of relying on FB - it would have been much better without all the clutter and distraction.

Nov 17, 2016 02:57 AM #10
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Hannah Williams  - I've never used it except for really enjoying the family's private sites. Do you like it?

Having this online scrapbook of photos and videos all in one place is such a treasure, Lottie Kendall  Hope they never close the site down!!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 03:25 AM #11
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Debe Maxwell  - we were so impressed when we got the announcement and link to the first site when our granddaughter was born. It's been a blast to see all the photos and videos for years, now. We didn't have this opportunity with our kids when they were growing up.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 03:27 AM #12
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Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate  - it's been great fun. And we do a fair amount of Facetime, too.

Gita Bantwal  - the URLs for the sites my daughters have are not shared with anyone but family. I don't use Tumblr so not exactly sure how it works in terms of public vs private photos.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 04:11 AM #13
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James Dray  - yep there is lots of good learning here!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  - it really has been a blast to see years of photos and videos all in one place. The grandkids may or may not appreciate it all when they are teenagers. LOL

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 04:13 AM #14
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Grant Schneider  - no doubt, but maybe suggest it? I think it's a great idea and it can be private as needed

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  - I knew very little about it until we got the invite to view their private site. We were thrilled and it's fun to see stuff almost daily

Dick Greenberg - maybe it's not loo late to start!! Our kids ar pretty private as far as their kids are concerned and pretty much stay away from Facebook.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 08:30 AM #15
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That is a great idea and so much better than Facebook. It is like having your own online photo album.

Nov 17, 2016 11:14 AM #16
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Jeff Dowler - glad to learn about Tumblr! Yes, we have started building those memories - and thanks for this tip.

Nov 17, 2016 12:54 PM #17
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