Tumblr was founded in 2007, however it took time for me to get used to it. Once I did, I realised that life without tumblr wasn’t a life anymore. It’s a great blog-like website where people can share their thoughts, photos, videos, music, etc. Personally, I started to use it because of hundreds if not thousands of fanarts, which can be found there via hashtags (#). There’re truly talented people out there who share their artworks for free and everybody can ‘like’ them and re-post to their pages.
I’ve been on Tumblr for about 6 years and — maybe I just follow the right people — but I’ve never seen any rude comments. They might be sarcastic but there’s nothing wrong about it, in my opinion.
Recently, a chat option has been added that’s why it makes it easier to chat with people you like. It used to be ‘send a letter’ before and it was possible to make it anonymous that’s why the chance of getting a hate-mail was too high. I’m not sure if it’s still there, though because I only use chats now.
Tumblr is a huge community with hundreds of communities inside. Any fandom you can think of — it must be there. It helps to find people who are as obsessed with a TV show or a band as you’re, which helps when nobody understands you in reality. Nonetheless, not all communities are about unicorns and rainbows; there’re some, which provide information and visuals on topics like suicide and mental disorders, animal cruelty and whatnot that make this website a dangerous place for those who are easily influenced.