what do you do?
A weird grab bag of stuff. I joined Tumblr because I had been a director of a nonprofit advocacy department, and realized I was getting close to burnout. So I left, did some state-level online media consulting until NGP VAN’s new integrations obliterated a lot of my client base, and still feeling burnout, left the field completely. At Tumblr, I’m technically the Escalated Support Lead, so for VIP issues or new bugs that come up I’m the one of the folks that either figures out the problem, or maps out the probable causes/solutions. It is a refreshing change from prior gigs because it frees me to be politically involved in a way that I’ve never been in the actual industry.
I then got added as an editor to the Politics tag, which has been interesting. I honestly think Tumblr has some real potential to host a really interesting political community (maybe I should say more interesting?), but the problem is it would require a lot of simultaneous adoption by large-audience pundits. I’m still working to crack that nut. The election blog is an attempt from the opposite angle. Then there’s the obligatory stuff that can’t be discussed atm.