I recently started using the blogging site Tumblr.  I was intrigued by how basic it was.  In its simplest sense it is a fast easy way for users to express their thoughts and creativity.

                My initial thought was to start a 356 daily photo blog.  I felt my biggest obstacle would be to produce photos on a daily basis.  However, that wasn’t the issue.  I first ran into problems when Tumblr’s site went down on Tuesday, December 7th.  According to the site they ran across issues when performing regularly scheduled maintenance.  Shortly after getting back up and running the site was down again.  Fortunately, I managed to get my pic of the day up.  According to an update to the site’s blog they have grown their engineering team fourfold.  This was apparently due to the rapidly growing number of users the site is getting.

                With that small hiccup aside I thought it would be smooth sailing.  After I started using the site I downloaded the mobile app for the Blackberry.  At best the app could be described as basic.  As one user noted “Did a grade-schooler design this?”  Looks aside the app actually worked.  I could view my dashboard and upload pics and make posts.  A few days after the site going down I received notification that there was an update available, unfortunately I downloaded it.  The app no longer opens up, leaving the only option for uploading from a home computer.  I have since deleted the app and am currently looking for a way to download version 1.1.  I like the ease of use Tumblr offers but being able to update on the go is key.   

Update:  I scoured the net and came across an old post on the Tumblr staff blog which hosted a downloadable link for the app version 1.1.2.  This version is not available in Blackberry app as of yet.  Get it here

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