My Tumblr Crushes:

  1. dontcryitsonlymike (11%)
  2. curvypervyme (6%)
  3. slow-blink (5%)
  4. poeticallyprofound (5%)
  5. thedailydoodles (4%)
  6. lzlabseesu (4%)
  7. ambiguous-transparency (4%)
  8. writt3ninjoy (3%)
  9. innocent–child (3%)

I don’t know how that cheesy don’t cry guy keeps getting top billing, but I LIKE this list. Some wonderful people, and look who’s right in the middle. Love you all! <3


I would change the term fans to friends, and Nicole is heart bombing me even as I type.  Thank you all so very much.  Yes I am having an emotional moment and in case you noticed that don’t cry dude sneaking into the picture, that’s called “There’s no shame to my game”.  Truthfully though it’s wonderful to come home to so much love.  Thank you and I hope everyone just had or is having a wonderful day.  

Mike <3 

Goodnight everyone, and I believe I’m accurately quoting Joy on this, “It’s all about the hearts people."  Of course you’re free to heart or not as you wish, it’s your blog, but as I heard from David in our early Tumblr days, "I enjoy supporting my friends."  I totally agree!  Truth is, if you’re a friend and I actually see your post, there’s a very good chance that you’ll get a heart.  Sorry, you’ll just have to deal with it.  Someone’s probably thinking, well that cheapens the value of your hearts.  Last I checked they were free.  As the Tumblr concept is only a friendly numbers game anyway, I’ll take 100 cheap ones thank you.  In case that sounds like I’m casting disparaging comments in Tumblr’s direction, not at all.   While it may be only a series of computer programs, within it resides a living beating heart, and that’s each and every one of you.  Hearts are magic and hearts are love.  Remember, "it’s all about the hearts people.”   ‘Joy, can you beat that number yet?“, he inquires nervously.

Goodnight and much love to all,
Mike <3

And somewhere in Sunny South Florida an old poet smiles.  Thank you David, but you exceeded the limit dude.  It says I can only post 10.  When it comes to heart bombing David is the master bar none.  He does however have some very stiff competition from a certain Joy who also lives over on the left coast.  Love you Joy, and I hope this wonderful morning finds you well.  As for the rest of you…Oh no is he going to say that yet again?  Yep!  :)

If no one’s told you yet today
let me be the first to say
in a very special most wonderful way
while God watches over you as you play

I love you,
Mike <3 

I usually try to post something around 10:00pm. Then around 9:55pm I suffer a crisis of confidence and try one epigram/collage after another on tumblr preview and they all look like crap. Either the thought is stupid, or the lettering is sloppy or there is a lot of gunk on the scan I didn’t see to retouch before. Or the epigram is offensive in one of the infinite number of ways it is possible to offend nowadays. tumblr is sort of an instant medium, but the large majority of notes on my daily posts, which could be as few as 500 or over 5,000, are of pieces I’ve posted anywhere from a year to three years ago. So I’ve become inclined to leave them up for a while, even if they don’t get much love, just in case. There are almost 2,000 posts in the archive now, counting occasional reposts. It’s surprising how often I’ll see a single note on something from the wayback — no way to know if someone went all the way back or just happened to see it somehow. I’ve rarely commented on other tumblrs, but there are a few others with original content I totally worship. Just to name a couple, David Michael Chandler’s tumblr and the incredible, both utterly original and enviably productive. Okay, I’m procrastinating, here goes something from me… — Michael Lipsey

The Long and Whining Road

    Apologies to Paul and please stop me if you’ve heard this before, but…..I need to allow myself to take a break.  As some of you already know, I’ve been a little burned out on Tumblr for SEVERAL months, and honestly with a few exceptions haven’t had anything to write for at least as long.  My dear friend who I won’t embarrass by mentioning her name (HI Mercy), has told me numerous times that I don’t have anything to write because I don’t read anymore or get out of the house and actually live.  She claims playing Tumblr and watching the History Channel don’t count.  Silly girl, LOL.  Actually thank you is more in order.  :)  Writing has been such a gift over the last 7 or 8 years, and I’ve written over 1300 Poems and been blessed to share most of them with some friends at work as well as with all of you.  To those of you who are only beginning to write, I have a request.  Please don’t sell yourself short.  If writing is your love, go for it.  I remember after having written my 50th poem, telling a friend that I didn’t believe I would have much more to write.  He looked at me with an amused smile, shook his head and replied, I doubt that.  Enough writing whine, part 1 ends with THANK YOU to the editors (great job guys), my many kind readers, and a most special thank you to those of you that have allowed me to call you my friend.  <3  Nice segue into part deux.   

    While apologies are probably not in order I do feel a bit guilty regarding not supporting my fellow writers.   As I’ve mentioned before, I came to Tumblr with less than a clue about this whole bloggy thing.  Two more wonderful friends enlightened me early on.  David who has practically achieved Tumblr Deity Status told me that he loved supporting his fellow writers.  The other one of course is Mike, and no it’s not a bromance, though I have mentioned him a few hundred times.  :)  I thanked him one time for a reblog and he replied that he greatly enjoyed sharing writers with each other.  I couldn’t agree more.  To make a (too) long story short, thank you to everyone and please forgive me for not being a great follower lately.  Hopefully I’ve done a little better as a friend.  

    Last but certainly not least I want to say thank to a few very special long time friends, some of whom have practically worn out my heart with all the laughter as well as the tears (I believe this is a good thing).  THANK YOU Joy, Philine, CJ, and Kevin.

Finally…if any of you actually read this far down, I love you and please remember to love yourself.  Yes you are allowed, and No I’m not quitting.   <3

Mike <3s and :)s 

Splork isn’t quite sure what just happened.  A moment ago he and his master were playing (and it was ever so much fun) and then it suddenly… stopped.

And now master is being very quiet, and something is leaking from his head.

Splork doesn’t know what he did wrong :-(

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Originally Posted 4/25/2011 by TheDailyDoodles. 

My thanks to David for allowing me the great honor of illustrating Splork. 

thedailydoodles replied to your post: if you reblog stuff saying anything along the…

And when did hipster mean THAT? It’s so odd.

dude I know I’ve been watching the word hipster change over the past year and the state of the word right now is really weird.

in the real world I think hipster means what it has meant- that whole aesthetic and attitude or whatever. but on tumblr hipster somehow equates to girls with long hair wearing vintage type floral prints and high waisted shorts? 

but either way I think hipster, the word and the trend, is dying. and in it’s place is this SUPER cool (annoying) grunge trend, which for the record is not actually grunge like at all, but the same recycled hipster fashion from like two years ago but now with more bright colored hair and pastels and upsidedown crosses and nirvana tee shirts. 

anonymous asked:

How did you become an editor ? Can I become an editor ? Am I missing something about how tumblr works ? : P

(I don’t wanna spam everyone with posts, but this question gets asked often, even by very experienced Tumblr users.  SO, here is my “Features and Editors Explanation” I copy and paste to people, with a few slight bits added—)

Here is the basic rundown— On Tumblr there are dozens of “official” tags, such as #Prose, #GIF, #LOL, #Science, #Fashion, #Illustration, #Artists on Tumblr, etc etc etc— there’s a bunch.  For each official tag, the staff of Tumblr have picked various Tumblr users to be the “Editors” for each tag. I am an editor for #GIF, #Illustration, and #Artists on Tumblr, because I have my own site where I post my original drawings, GIFs, and stories… most of the editors have a site that deals in what they’re “editing”, and they were selected to become a Tag Editor because of their site. Ya don’t really “apply” to be an Editor, the staff of Tumblr go and choose you (at least that’s how it worked for me; I assume you COULD apply though I don’t know if there is a formal way to do that).  SO, what the Editors like me do is find posts on Tumblr that should be “featured” as the best posts under that respective tag.  Everything featured goes to here— You can see all of the official tags there, if you scroll down.  When I feature something, it just takes your post and adds it to the ‘featured’ posts for that tag.  You don’t have to do anything else for it, and your credit will not be removed.  The posts are in the order they were featured in, so even if it’s an old post getting featured, it goes to the top of the page.   Every different editor for each respective tag gets 10 features every 24 hours (it resets at Midnight, NYC time). This just is another way to get exposure for your work, since lots of Tumblr users check out the official tags and look for new stuff to enjoy.  It doesn’t guarantee a post will be a hit, and it won’t be what makes or breaks you being a successful artist, but it is a nice thing that helps get your work out there. I love being able to Edit the tags especially because I love finding new artists and supporting them in any small way possible, and since I don’t have a reblog site and only post my own work on my site, this is the only way I can! :-o Let me know if ya got any other questions! :-)   Loves and hugs, David Michael Chandler  Wanna appear in your very own Daily Doodle?  CLICK HERE!