AGE OF EDGE
Allow me start by saying, I’m so done with tumblr. I mean, if only Tumblr Magazine was a mere product of my mental invention, then I’d probably be on a long hiatus or just be inactive most of the time. I just can’t afford blogging as much as i blog before. But with Tumblr Magazine, I feel like this passion brought me into a dimension where discovery and improvement meet. Last week, I attended an advanced writing workshop with The Philippine Daily Inquirer. According to their Lifestyle Editor, Ms. Pam Pastor, writing is muscle. You must keep on practicing. Write not only because it’s your job, or you’re obliged to. Write because you observed something. Write because there’s a story to tell, an experience to share. There are a LOT of tumblr bloggers, tumblr bloggers need to know. Even I don’t know where I’m getting the drive to push through with this online magazine project. Probably as long as there are interesting things to share and great people to discover, then the engine lives on.
Now that we’re on our 3rd year run as the only online magazine on tumblr Philippines for tumblr bloggers, all that’s running through my mind is a series of past meet up I’ve had with the past covers, thinking, people are actually into this…into a project I started for me to sharpen my skills at the same time build a bridge that connects microbloggers to microbloggers. Where will this take me? I have no idea. But if this is a journey, I’d say I’m having the best times.
For our 36th Issue, after 3 long years, people actually think that having Melvin Tordecilla on the cover, (tumblr famous on his own rights) would be a testament that we have a lot of plans brewing, and that we know how to wait. What’s in store for this month’s issue? Just like the cover itself, it’s a series of entertaining reads in multiplicity.
On behalf of my amazing Associate Editor, Raphael Balbaboco (the man who introduced me tumblr and supported me with this project the moment he saw how devoted I am into this), my resident photographer friends who never failed to amaze me with their God-given talent, to the creative team I’ve formed every issue (you guys know who you are), to the followers, readers and to everyone who believe that this is actually, SOMETHING….thank you.
Here’s to a brand new year of productivity, discovery, and fun.
Happy 3rd Anniversary Tumblr Mag PH!
–Dexter Balita, EIC
Special thanks to Ariel Magyawe Jr. for a wonderful wonderful job with our amazing cover.