Top 5 Tumblr Blogs
By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
Tumblr is my favorite social networking site. Actually it is more of a hybrid between a social networking site and a blogging platform. Tumblr is where The Political Social Worker started and where I cut my blogger teeth. If you are interested in starting a blog I highly suggest signing up for Tumblr because it is user-friendly and Tumblr blogs do pretty well in Google search rankings. You also have the ability to link your Tumblr page to your Twitter which is helpful in promoting new posts.
As a social worker Tumblr provides a great way to connect with other helping professionals and social justice activist. There are actually a large number of social workers and social work students using the network and many of them are serving up fascinating and insightful content on a regular basis. Below are my top 5 favorite Tumblr blogs.
1) Community Organizing
This is a new blog but has quickly become my favorite social justice Tumblr account. Community Organizing shares bios of community organizers such as Dolores Huerta and Mother Jones.
Southernish is run by a social work student who often blogs about the grad school experience, LGBT issues and politics.
Bialogue is a social justice and political group whose aim is to dispel myths about bisexuality,
address bisexual erasure and educate the public about what being bisexual really means. They post a lot of thought provoking articles and frequently update the site.
4) Unemployed Social Worker
Unemployed Social Worker is an intimate blog that captures a recent social work graduates frustrations, fears and insights about job hunting and long-term unemployment. The posts are often humorous.
5) Social Work Musings
Social Work Musings is run by an MSW student Savanna, who you also find on Twitter at @SWmusings. Posts usual involve data, articles and interesting musings about Savanna’s experiences in pursuing her MSW.
If you have a Tumblr blog, feel free to leave the URL in the comments section.