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Since it was announced on Monday that Yahoo! will be purchasing popular blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion, Internet diehards around the world have been freaking out about what this means for the future of the site.
If you’re a Tumblr novice but feel ready to dive deeper into the Internet abyss, here are 18 must-follow accounts to get you up to speed.
The standard for what a Tumblr should be, The Daily What is a near universally followed blog that offers daily updates that include new memes, Gifs, DIYs and news. It’s the every-tumblr-users Tumblr.
Since joining Tumblr a year ago her site has been a nonstop cache of photos reminding you why she’s the Queen Bey. From travel to home, backstage to Blue Ivy, her blog gives fans an inside look at the view from the top.
The insanely funny conversations between a dog and his owner will have you wishing your dog had opposable thumbs and an unlimited data plan. Dare to dream.
4. Whole Foods
“Dark-Rye” is an online magazine from Whole Foods Market that posts contributions from various designers, writers, foodies and more. Dark-Rye will help hone your cooking skills, learn more about nutrition or sometimes just leave you drooling over really pretty food pics.
Any parent, nanny, or older sibling knows it doesn’t take much to make a toddler cry. This hilarious blog features photos of children crying and the brief, usually inane, motive behind their tears.
“Where happiness lives online,” this blog features graphics, gifs and fun brand inspired artwork while also kind of making you crave a nice cold Coke. You’ve been warned!
Perfect for any Hunger Games die-hards who just can’t wait for Catching Fire to be released. Featuring all your favorite Panem characters in various outfits, this faux fashion blog gives you a sneak peak at some of the clothing that may be waiting for us in the second Hunger Games installment.
For any New Yorker who thinks they’re living in the worst apartment in the city, here’s a chance to present your case. Uploaded photos of some of the area’s bleakest and strangely laid out lofts will have you reconsidering leaving your current building.
If you’re looking for the perfect pair of shoes, discounts on merchandise or just some fashion inspiration, the Anthropologie-run blog will give you all that and more. The site occasionally features contests with prizes as well as pictures from its well-maintained Instagram.
10. Katy Perry
“Kitty Purry’s Blog” features personal and public pictures of the singer and, as the name might suggest, lots and lots of cat pictures. Katy obviously knows what the Internet wants.
Pulled from the enormous backlog of photos collected by National Geographic over the past century this photo-blog posts stunning snapshots from all over the world. A must see for any aspiring photographer.
12. Reality TV Gifs
Whether your vice is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo or the latest installment of Real Housewives, Reality TV Gifs provides you with a constant stream of lines and scenes from your favorite episodes, just begging to be sent to your friends and coworkers.
The Dark Knight Rises star JGL’s visually appealing Tumblr showcases his many talents and tastes. His posts range from photographs and artwork to current projects and candid shots from his everyday life.
Posts from “The Glossy” range from new products and fragrances to makeup “How-Tos” and “Inspiration” pages. This Sephora-run Tumblr is a solid go-to source for cosmetic tips and secrets.
Texting is perhaps the greatest example of the parents-just-don’t-understand philosophy in action, and When Parents Text aims to immortalize these moments forever by sharing them with the world.
16. Anthony Bourdain
Famed chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain uses his Tumblr to talk about international culture and cuisine. If you’re at all a fan of No Reservations, you’ll love his in-depth thoughts about the many countries he’s visited over the years.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we need reassurance that everyone else is struggling through it right along with us. How Do I Put This Gently features reaction gifs to the everyday occurrences we all experience.
18. iVillage Foodies
The perfect place to find all the delicious eats that make our stomachs growl! Warning: Viewing right before lunch may drive you crazy.