Two years ago, it was a lonely and depressing Halloween. While parents let their little horrors run wild and rot their teeth with strangers’ sweets, I spent the day cooped up indoors, bored (and maybe a little bit jealous of all the hyper trick-or-treaters). I spent some time dressing up my cat as Super Cat (complete with mask and cape) but even then I was still not entertained (nor was the cat). Out of boredom or curiosity, I don’t know which, I turned on my computer and explored the masses of blogs on Tumblr.
I’d heard of Tumblr and caught glimpses of it on people’s laptops during class. But I still didn’t really know what it was or how to use it. Hell, it took me a year to start using tags. And I thought I was tech savvy.
On Halloween 2010, I became an awkward blogger and curator of ArtParasite, where I began a collection of artworks that inspired me.
I never dreamed of the ArtParasite blog transforming into what it is today. I never dreamed of Tumblr growing into what it is today. It has, I’m a little embarrassed to admit, become a small part of my life I can’t imagine living without.
I’ve been told I say “thank you” too much but I say you can never express too much gratitude. And so I’d like to say thank you to Tumblr’s handsome founder, David Karp. Thank you to all the Tumblr staff, past and present. And thank you to all the dedicated bloggers and artists who have kept my mind alive and inspired.