I’ve been trawling tumblr blogs recently. It’s my new favourite *thing* when I’m just chilling and having some time out. So many intensely creative people!
Tumblr. It’s another ‘thing to do’. And it’s absolutely huge these days. Founded in 2007, it’s now the 10th largest social media network, with over two million daily posts, and over fifteen thousand new users per day. Why so large? Because we like to create. We’re made to be creative. And it’s a place we can connect.
I’ve noticed it’s also a way to fight boredom. The teenage girls I’m around these days spend endless hours ‘reblogging’, screenshotting and pasting, giggling at ‘gifs’ and stalking their latest crushes.
It’s a fun way to fight boredom. And in light of that, I’m sharing this. ‘The Fight Boredom Manifesto” by Hello Amber! which I absolutely love.
“We will fight boredom with action, ideas and creativity. We will fight boredom with feminism, friend dates, and crafternoons.
We will fight jealousy and girl-hate and all the -isms and phobias in our communities.
We will fight boredom by encouraging each other and maintaining positive friendships.
We will fight the winter blues with long conversations, hot drinks and new adventures.
We will have picnics in the springtime.
We will fight boredom with bike rides, cup cakes and trips to the library.
We will write letters and not be afraid to cart our typewriters long distances.
We will be critical of the mainstream.
We will not be afraid to look ridiculous.
When our acquaintances complain of boredom, we will do our best to help them fight it (or perhaps get drunk and remind them only boring people get bored).
We will fight boredom with our own zines and manifestos – write your own!”
I made a tumblr myself. You can find it here.
“Millions long for immortality
who don’t know what to do with themselves
on a rainy Sunday afternoon”