You know, since I started reading the rumors about tumblr and Yahoo, like an overwhelming many, I’ve heard every voice in my head scream “noooooo.” And I haven’t been able to put my finger on exactly why - whether it was Yahoo’s track record in other acquisitions, or the strangeness of the pairing, or just the always immediate reaction to resist change. But, the more I search the “yahoo” tag on tumblr and think back to when I started my blog (more than two years ago now) - I’ve realized the nagging feeling has to do with the tumblr community, a community that opens its arms to all, no matter how weird or different or new. A community that views everyone as a creator.
I don’t know what Yahoo will do to that. But I suppose it’s time to cross our fingers (and toes), because I don’t want to stop rooting for tumblr and its community. Not yet.