obviouslycloe:

I gave my boyfriend a flower beard.

Best Tumblr login page ever.

byron130:


18.05.2014I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!


Hooray for this, because I have been getting more and more distraught upon running into weakened bees in the wild.

And because DUE DILIGENCE, I looked this up and Random Internet Person who appears also to know about bees backs this up, and also gives correct ratio of sugar to water (1:2).

byron130:

18.05.2014
I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

Hooray for this, because I have been getting more and more distraught upon running into weakened bees in the wild.

And because DUE DILIGENCE, I looked this up and Random Internet Person who appears also to know about bees backs this up, and also gives correct ratio of sugar to water (1:2).

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nevver:

Make good time, Nick Meek

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andreelijah said: In today's blogosphere how would you suggest starting and promoting a blog? I keep tabs on you, Marco, and Gruber by way of Pulse daily if not hourly and I love to write. I've enjoyed seeing that my two posts on Medium have over a thousand views/reads and it's good for my ego. But how do you gain meaningful readership, and get out there? Everyone has a blog now. Do you suggest using Tumblr or host a Wordpress blog and put some ads on it? I'm REALLY curious as to your take on this. Thanks!

parislemon:

Things are pretty different from when I started blogging a decade ago. Twitter didn’t exist. Facebook was a social network for Harvard students. Basically, the only way to spread your words back then was either RSS or, gulp, email.

So in some ways, it’s easier to get the word out there now about what you write. But in other ways, it’s harder because there’s so much more content out there.

As you note, Medium (disclosure: in the Google Ventures portfolio) seems to be doing a good job facilitating the creation of new content and helping it spread. Tumblr has long been good at this, but honestly, I find it better for sharing pictures, links, etc, rather than longer-form blog posts. WordPress, of course has long been the standard there. Then there are newer entries like Svbtle and Hi as well.

Honestly, if I were starting out now, I’d still do what I did 10 years ago: which is write a lot. It may be discouraging at first if it seems like no one is reading what you write, but if you keep at it for long enough, people seem to have this funny way of finding you.

Be sure to link to others as well. This remains a great way for other bloggers to discover you and hopefully send some link-love back your way.

You could put ads up, but honestly, without a big enough scale, the money will be tiny. I’d focus on growing the readership first.

I’d also try to focus on one topic or a set of topics to write about most often. For those of us you mention above, that topic was obviously Apple. It certainly helped that interest in Apple stories exploded in the past decade, but I think as long as you’re passionate about something, a similar audience will find you.

The key, as with just about everything, is to stick with it.

Plus ça change….

Am loving the dog-sitting part of this gig, but I have a serious Lost Weekend situation brewing with this tub of raisins.

Am loving the dog-sitting part of this gig, but I have a serious Lost Weekend situation brewing with this tub of raisins.

arthistoryexplained:

A lot of people have given up on art these days. Well let me tell you, there is still deeply touching work being created. Bear witness, brothers and sisters, to the immortal stylings of Nathan Greene.

This blog is here to shed light on the inner meanings and motivations behind art, so in the usual way, captions have been added to illuminate what these masterworks are all about. If you’d like to see the originals — and why not purchase a few prints? — they can be found at the master’s website:

http://www.nathangreene.com/

Maybe you can come up with your own inner meanings for some of his pieces!

Tumblr Jesus is totally reblogging your excellent meme.

jaqenjuke:

redpriestessmelisandre:

dirtygot:

#1611

Oh the forbidden fruit that is Jaqen H’gar.

A man would not mind this. *smirk*

I just finished S2 of GoT and, yeah, pretty much.

jaqenjuke:

redpriestessmelisandre:

dirtygot:

#1611

Oh the forbidden fruit that is Jaqen H’gar.

A man would not mind this. *smirk*

I just finished S2 of GoT and, yeah, pretty much.

Yup. Pretty much.

Yup. Pretty much.

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nevver:

Ludwig Wittgenstein