Hi friend of mine! I don’t know who you are yet because you sent this anonymously, but that’s cool.
It takes a little bit to get used to tumblr, I know I had some trouble at first because I approached it more like facebook. Tumblr is first and foremost a blogging service, and the social networking comes second imho. When I realised that, my tumblr habits split into two, one was lurking and reading people I found interesting and the second was posting/reposting things that went with the theme of my blog. This blog is my general interest, which happens to be quite political (because I like politics way too much).
I have several other blogs I post to/curate. vkel.tumblr.com is my personal art blog, currently mostly for school stuff, vanessacreative.tumblr.com is my portfolio and fyeahdrawing.tumblr.com is a drawing promotion blog I curate. I recommend doing things that you like, saying things you believe and keep your reblogging of memes to a minimum. Memes are for reddit, six month old cliche memes are for facebook :P
I don’t think I want to tell the general internet where I teach specifically, but it’s kind of all over. I teach specifically stop motion animation, cartooning and comics to all age groups. We spend a lot of time learning story telling, which is where the interesting conversations and thoughts come up most of the time because I’m usually encouraging my students to explore character motivation, which means asking the tough and odd questions about life and the world around us.
Lastly, I highly recommend two things: the tumblr app, not necessarily for posting (especially with images it’s really limited because you can’t post photosets yet), but definitely for reading and getting involved. And using your queue and tags instead of spamming posts all in a row. Tags will help people find you, and spacing out your posting is a nicer experience for everyone. I put my queue at 12 posts per day from 11am to 11pm (PST) or 24 posts for a 24 hour period.
I hope you enjoy tumblr! Drop me a line with any questions and/or your user name so I can follow you!