Tumblr Launches ‘Storyboard’ to Feature CreativityBy: Sean Patterson - May 7, 2012
Tumblr, the popular blogging platform, today launched a blog called Storyboard that will feature content creators who use Tumblr blogs. The blog will feature interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind compelling Tumblr blog content.
The announcement came on the Tumblr Editorial blog, where Chris Mohney, Editor and Chief at Tumblr, outlined what the Storyboard blog is all about. From the blog post:
We’re excited to announce the official launch of Storyboard, our new hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We’ll be posting regular features on creators working in and around Tumblr’s massively diverse cosmos — writers, musicians, animators, scientists, artists, archivists, chefs, comedians, or anyone else with a great story to tell. Today we’re talking about Michael Stipe, the New York Times, Afghanistan, and the design mechanics of the Tumblr Dashboard.
Mohney stated that Tumblr will publish stories and story ideas for the Storyboard blog from the Tumblr community itself. Stories posted to Tumblr with the accompanying hash tag #storyboard will be considered by Tumblr editors. “And if your story really works, we’ll ask to expand it for publication on Storyboard itself,” said Mohney.
Tumblr will also be hosting a meetup in New York City this Thursday, May 10 at Powerhouse Arena. From 7-9 pm Tumblr will serve free drinks and hang out with several “Tumblr celebrity mystery guests.”
The video below, prepared by Tumblr, gives a good overview of the type of content likely to be seen on the Storyboard blog. Be aware that the video contains some strong language due to the titles of some popular Tumblr blogs being mentioned. Take a look at the video and leave a comment below letting us know what you think about the Storyboard blog.