How to Survive the Tumblr Writing Community

by kholinar

The only way to play is not to win.

Seriously, diversify. Find the best – people who inspire you. Find the prodigies – people you want to see grow and succeed. Find friends.

Don’t follow someone back if they make you hate your dash. Don’t think that selling books to each other is a reasonable business model. Don’t pretend that following people who write what you like to read will be sufficient to provide fertile fields of inspiration.

Diversify. Delve into many communities (inside and outside of Tumblr) and make lots of friends along the way.