Tagging of Tumblr Posts

By in diss stuff on June 21, 2014
Decade Tagged Images
1840 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1840s
1850 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1850s
1860 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1860s
1870 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1870s
1880 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1880s
1890 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1890s
1900 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1900s
1910 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1910s
1920 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1920s
1930 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1930s
1940 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1940s
1950 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1950s
1960 http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/1960s
Date Unknown http://vintageblackbeauty.tumblr.com/tagged/date-unknown

I checked my Tumblr  inbox and someone had submitted a photo that I’d already posted. I was tempted to send them the link, because I was going through all the posts today, but I didn’t.  I spent two hours today going through all the images I had and making sure they were tagged by decade. For a lot of the earlier images, and reblogged ones I didn’t, but I realized for my dissertation, they need to be tagged by decade. It was an interesting experience. There are hundreds of photos. I remember all of them to a certain degree. So it was sort of like visiting with old [not sure of the proper term].  What is even more interesting is going through the decades and watching the evolution of the images. There’s obviously no scientific anything behind it, because I chose the photos, clearly… but there is a change over time that is visible. It’s giving me lots of thoughts for the digital portion of my dissertation. The written part will be about the experience of this thing… the digital will be trying to share what I was doing more completely… if I manage to pull it off. I’m both nervous and excited to be in the position to try to do something different.

I’m tempted to date some of the unknown date photos that were reblogged. Some of them would be pretty easy to do… but I’m not at the same time. too many choices, whispering voices….

Does tagging images/posts count as writing?

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