The strength of the community you build on Tumblr is dependent on how transparent you are about the things you love, the things you find funny, the things you are fascinated with. When you share yourself honestly and openly, you cultivate a close following of people who are platonically attracted to the real you, and that’s a powerful thing. There are people I’ve met on Tumblr that know me better than almost anyone I know in real life. Draw your own conclusions about what that says about me, but it’s the truth, because I feel open being absolutely myself. The way I’ve been received on Tumblr has actually changed the way I present myself in real life and given me confidence to be open and truthful about myself to new people. I can’t say that about any other social networking platform I’ve ever been a part of.