rightsided asked: Betcha no one will feature a post about the newly fully released Obama video, besides the one that was featured debunking the video before it had even been fully released. XD
There are many things I really like about Tumblr, as I often note in my posts.
But my least favorite thing about Tumblr is that, as a volunteer editor of the Politics tag, I frequently get messages like this one. In fact, this exact same message came in almost exactly a month ago … except it was about how no one on Tumblr was paying enough attention to fact-checking Bill Clinton or Sandra Fluke during the Democratic National Convention.
Here’s the upshot of my response at that time:
I don’t really understand this fascination with playing the victim of some sort of blogging conspiracy. If you don’t think there are enough conservatives with Tumblr blogs, tell your conservative friends to start using Tumblr. Tumblr’s liberals would probably love to have more people to yell at.
I have pretty much one rule about the content I feature in the limited amount of time I spend helping to curate Tumblr’s politics tag: If you post interesting or unique content, people will pay attention to it. If you post weak sauce, people will ignore it.
Go write something interesting.
When this young man sent me essentially the same message again last night, I went to look at his blog; after all, if he’d written something interesting about the 2007 Obama video that was “released” last night, perhaps I’d feature it in the Politics tag.
But go look at my response again, please.
If you don’t have anything to add to the conversation about politics that’s already happening all over the internet — and on people’s Tumblr Dashboards in particular — it’s very unlikely that I’m going to read your post, much less feature it on the Politics tag. In fact, I’m actually much more likely to feature things that are making fun of the
desperately important race-baiting post that the Daily Caller foisted upon all of us last night.