Is It Time to Tumble?


Granddaughter Mary-Jane’s breathtaking performance on my bed

In school, I was one of those kids who cut classes to hide in bathrooms and smoke cigarettes. I’ve always had a hard time sticking to schedules and following rules. I grow bored. And when I do, I ramble.

It’s why I haven’t blogged or posted many updates on Facebook—I burned out. So I’ve been spending more time on Twitter and exploring other social media sites.

In my wandering, I discovered Tumblr. And I think many of you would enjoy it, too. Click here to read an interview on why I love to tumble. It won’t explain why I’m prone to disappear.

But I’m happy to report—I no longer smoke in bathrooms.

About Darrelyn Saloom

Darrelyn Saloom co-wrote My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl who Yearns to Box (Glasnevin, 2012) with world champion boxer, Deirdre Gogarty, but her pugilistic passions are confined to a keyboard. Darrelyn lives with her husband and various critters on a horse farm in south Louisiana, where she is working on a collection of personal essays and stories. To learn more, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter: @DarrelynSaloom
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10 Responses to Is It Time to Tumble?

  1. Caroilyn says:

    LOL. Loved your last sentence. It made me chuckle.

    • Thanks, Carolyn. Tumblr is like a mini-blog. It would be a great place for you to share your passion for camping and vintage campers. I would love to read a blog like that, especially if it’s by you.

  2. I tumble too! Though usually only as a direct feed from my WordPress activities. But I’m getting growing subscription numbers to my main blogs from there. Good to hear that you were a bad girl – and sometimes still are.

    • Hey, Roz, I come from a long line of bad. 🙂 I’d love to find you on Tumblr. My plan is to keep the people I follow to a manageable number. That way I can keep up and not miss posts the way I do on Twitter. And I love the visuals on Tumblr and the control over the look of my page. It’s fun and creative. But I still have lots to learn.

  3. I like your interview, Darrelyn. I sort of get Tumblr, kind of like a cross between my Pinterest and my blog, but it seems to have a learning curve for me that I’m not ready for. I enjoyed visiting your site!

  4. I agree, Richard. You are way too busy with a forthcoming memoir. It takes a bit of time to figure things out. I have a strong feeling things won’t be slowing down for you any time soon. In fact, I hope you have a book event next year in NOLA. I’ll be there if you do.

  5. Dave Malone says:

    Love it.
    from your fellow rule-breaker.

  6. Thanks, Dave. Your poems would look gorgeous on Tumblr. And I’d love to see Jenni’s photos over there, too.

  7. cynthia says:

    See, I broke one rule in 8th grade, got ratted out, and never broke another one. I missed all the fun. Your photos are wonderful! And thanks for sharing my blog post : ) I enjoyed reading your interview. The simplicity of Tumblr is particularly appealing. I signed up, and one of these days when I have a few hours, I’m going to get started.

    • I thought about you when I first explored Tumblr, Cynthia. And I was thrilled to come home from a few days at the beach to find your first post over there. I really think you’re going to enjoy tumbling. It’s not as time-consuming as other social media sites. People can like or reblog your posts, and your inbox doesn’t explode.

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