WordPress owner Automattic to acquire Tumblr for ‘nominal amount’

Verizon announced today that it has sold blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind WordPress. The Wall Street Journal says the transaction is valued at a “nominal amount,” despite Tumblr having once been sold acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion.

Waves at people noticing me…

Hiya! I’ve been busy working on artwork. I’ve been so used the way the Tumblr interface/dashboard works, I had no idea how to see this or that.

Like a moron, I just noticed the little alert bell on the right-hand side and clicked on it.


Thanks for the likes. After I get caught up on my comic-strip job this weekend, I’ll learn how to keep better attention and follow more blogs and reblog interesting and fun things I find from all of you!


Hello, World.


I’m part of the mass Tumblr Exodus. Please mind my learning WordPress. I’ll play with the free customizations until I get a look I like. The free themes have limited customizations, of course. But I’ll find something that’s easy to navigate and read.

For me, starting a new blog is always slow, at first. Then it tends to become very quick and easy, while I plod through my work-day.