The Best of York on Tumblr

Posted by Megan on January 29, 2014

Journey to the Centre of York

Hey everyone 🙂

I know I’ve done a couple of posts about getting involved online but I couldn’t resist doing a post just for the York community on Tumblr.

Tumblr is social media website, much like Facebook or Twitter. The main difference is that you are  given a whole website to run and to blog as you please. You have total control of the design of your website, you can choose whether you write your own posts or whether you just want to share posts that you like. You can follow other Tumblr blogs whose posts will be compiled into a ‘dashboard’ just like your Facebook or Twitter feed.

Tumblr is an introverts haven.

While it can be an excellent website for non-introverts, from my personal experience I think that Tumblr is a great resource to start getting involved and form some amazing friendships in a less confrontational manner. Each user is given their own inbox which makes it super easy to message other Tumblr users – logged in OR anonymously.

I’ve made more friends through Tumblr these past two years than I have in any other way 🙂

The best part is that there is an impressive York community on Tumblr. Bloggers can find other York U students through the tagging system.

#YorkU and #YorkUniversity are the two main tags that are used.

Below are some prominent York related Tumblr blogs. Feel free to add your own URL in the comments! I’ll share mine with anyone that shares theirs 🙂

York U Life

A screencap of York U Life.

York U Life is a York community blog that I launched. I’ve talked about it before but basically myself and some other admins answer questions from the York community. We also have resources such as useful articles related to Student Life. We have fun events and we are constantly thinking up new features for our readers. Anyone is welcome to send York U Life an ask (a message) about anything. Even if you need help networking or forming friendships, don’t hesitate to send a message 🙂

Health Ed

HealthEd York U

Health Ed is an awesome blog run by York’s Health Ed. They share useful articles, awesome quotes, York videos, and so much more. These guys are definitely worth a follow!

Journey @ York

Journey @ York

Journey @ York is a cute blog run by RedZone Ambassador (RSA) Ariel Phan. She shares RSA content, content related to student life, York photography, and some awesome unrelated miscellaneous stuff.

Natrium Photography

Natrium Photography

Natrium Photography is actually one of the first York-related blogs I ever followed. Run by RSA Nikki Silaev, Natrium Photography features her most stunning photographs including tons and tons of shots from York’s Keele campus. Her blog is a great one to follow if you enjoy photography and/or you want to see more of campus.

Nutrition for YU

Nutrition for YU

Nutrition for YU is a super cute blog run by the nutrition team of York’s Health Ed. They share tons of useful fitness and nutrition tips, including some specifically for York students!

Peer S.H.O.P.

Peer SHOP

This blog is amazing and is run by the peer sexual health outreach program through York’s Health Ed. They share a lot of extremely informative and interesting information, some of it around sexuality, safe sex, and human rights. This is one of my favourite York blogs!

The New York-er

The New York-er

The New York-er is run by RSA Christopher. He’ll answer any questions you send his way and he also posts articles and shares York related content from his RSA peers.

Yorkified

Yorkified

Yorkified is run by York is U Ambassador Tahseen Mia. He’ll answer any questions you send his way and he also shares a lot of York related content. He also writes some of his own York related articles, so definitely check out his blog 🙂

YU Awesome

YU Awesome

YU Awesome is a great York blog run by RSA Morgan. She can also answer any questions you have and she also shares a lot of fitness and nutrition related content. Her blogs is updated quite consistently, probably the most after York U Life, so she’s definitely worth a follow.

Feminist Action @ York U

Feminist Action @ York U

For those of you that are interested in human rights, feminism, humour, and/or lots of sass this is the PERFECT blog for you. These bloggers run an A+ level blog and it is definitely worth a follow. This blog provides a lot of social commentary and critiques and it will definitely blow your mind (in the best way possible).

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Which York Tumblr blogs are your favourite? Don’t forget to share your URL below!

-M

Megan
Megan

Megan is a third-year Psychology student. Follow her on her journey of self-development as she explores and ventures through campus.

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