Alright you guys, here is the list, check out these fine folk and maybe give them a follow. Oh, and here’s a cool quote about photography as well…

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Sam Abell

Still putting together the list for Minnesota photographers, if you emailed me or made a comment on my last post about it, you are included.

I still plan to post this on Wednesday the 27th, so if you haven’t heard from me or want to be included, send me (Paul) an email at, to be added to the list.

Last call, you guys.

Anonymous Asked
QuestionSo you put out these lists for likes and reblogs,is it even worth it for people to reply? Seriously, for real, how many followers do you have? Answer

Oh wow. Hi Anonymous, you sit, I’ll stand. First of all, I get it that a lot of people use some form of social media for validation in their lives through likes or reblogs.This is understandable, everybody gets a little rush when they post or tweet something and it gets “liked”. Me? That’s not my game. I post/share/create things that I think other people will find interesting. If it gets 1 note, or 500, my demeanor stays the same, and if you are using social media to get popular, you’re living life wrong. Furthermore, I believe in boosting people up, if that means posting about a talented individual or business who has a Tumblr in Minnesota, I’ll do it, because it lifts all of Minnesota up.

You think I post stuff on Tumblr for likes and validation as a person? Nah son, my confidence is as tall as Paul Bunyan.

As far as the number of followers I have?
A gentleman never asks, a lady never tells.

*drops mic, frolics off like Laura Ingalls Wilder in the closing credits of Little House On The Prairie*

I just recently posted the 2013 Minnesota Tumblr List, which showcased the “official” local Minnesota brands who have a Tumblr. But I started thinking, Tumblr is such a visual medium and we reblog great photos all the time, that I want to make a list of all the photographers in Minnesota who use their Tumblr blog to share their talents with other people.

So here is the official call for local photographers to be included in the upcoming “Minnesota Photography Tumblr List!” (the name is a little clunky, but we’ll figure that out)

(Possible) FAQS:

I want to be included on this list, what do I have to do to be added?
First, you need to be a Minnesotan who primarily uses their Tumblr blog for photography. Second, make a comment on this post, or email me (Paul)

I share a lot of my own photos on Tumblr, but also reblog a crap ton of Doctor Who gifs, can I still be included?
Yes…but I or anyone else should be able to land on your blog and see you use it to share the photos you have taken.

Paul, you already follow me on Tumblr, and have reblogged me 1/5/50 times, I don’t need to remind you to put me on the list, do I?
Yeah, you do.

Last June I took a picture of my buddies in front of Sneaky Pete’s downtown while they were flashing “The Shocker” sign, that makes me a photographer that can be added to your list, right?

I like photography as a hobby, and have my own photos on my Tumblr, but am worried this is only for “professional” photographers and won’t be good enough.
Wrong answer, this list will include “pros” and hobbyists alike. If you enjoy taking pictures, and that is what you post on your Tumblr, you can be included.

I haven’t left my apartment/dorm in three months, but my Tumblr has over one-hundred selfies of me smiling in the bathroom mirror, those are Minnesota photographs I have taken, so I can be added to this list with no problem, right?
Not a chance.

Do my photos all have to be of Minneapolis/Spoonbridge and Cherry, or can my nature/portrait/Duluth pictures be included?
Doesn’t have to be just Minneapolis, if you are a Minnesotan/take all your own pictures you can be included on the list.

Are you going to put blogs on the list into categories like nature/portrait/city life/etc?
This is the main question I am facing, not sure how that will break down yet.

So, is this just your chance to play God and make a list to decide who is worthy enough to be included?
Not at all. If you want to make your own Minnesota photographers list that is all-encompassing and kicks the crap out of mine, go right ahead.

When will you post it?
The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 27.

You realize you’ve opened up a Pandora’s box on this, don’t you?
Yeah, but let’s have some fun and roll with it.

Here it is, your 2013 Minnesota Tumblr List …


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I’ve gotten some good responses for the 2013 Minnesota Tumblr List (because I’m updating the 2012 list).

This is last call for any local bands/musicians, bars, community groups, businesses, etc, that have a Tumblr, and want to be added to the list. Send me an email to get your name added, or know of a group I should add.

I’m hoping to have the updated list out on Monday.

Also, if you want to be added as a contributing member of the Minneapolis Neighborhoodr blog send me your email & tumblr name, and I’ll add you on. It’s been around for a couple years, and has almost 500 followers, I just figure it’s time to crack it open, and let everyone post some Minneapolis stuff.

Alright guys, good talk.

It’s been over a year since I last made The Great Minnesota Tumblr List so I think it’s time we updated it.

If you know of a Minnesota band/bar/restaurant/theater/business/community group/etc that has a tumblr, but is not on this list, let me know, I’m hoping to have a new list ready in the next couple of weeks.

Also, if you are a local organization that has been thinking about creating a Tumblr presence but have been putting it off, now would be the time to start one so I can get you listed as well.

And, are there any groups who you think should have a tumblr but don’t? Breweries/Music Venues/Museums/etc.

Leave answers in the notes, or send me (Paul) an email at

Thanks all!

The Nasty Bits book signed by Anthony Bourdain

Stood in line for a meet and greet after the Bourdain and Zimmern performance at the State Theatre last night. Had my slip filled out for the book signing, snaked my way through the line, and handed it to Anthony Bourdain when I got to the table. He looked at my slip and said “Who am I making this out to?”. I smiled like the fanboy that I am, “Oh, Stuff about Minneapolis” I said, “that’s my tumblr blog name.”

A quick, pained wince came over his eyes as he signed my book.

What did we learn from that, you guys?

Anthony Bourdain does not give a shit what your tumblr is called.

  1. Camera: LG Electronics LG-E739
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Focal Length: 4mm

Thanks to everyone who came out to Dusty’s last night for the fourth annual Dagos At Dusty’s Groundhog Day bash. There was laughter, beer, lost cell phones, Ronnie James Dio on the jukebox, and much much more.

So give these fine folks a follow, I’m going to lay on the couch and watch the Puppy Bowl now.


Fourth Annual Dagos at Dusty’s on Groundhog Day Bash!

Who: You
What: Beer and Dago Sandwiches
Where: Dusty’s Bar in Nordeast Minneapolis (1319 Marshall St NE, right by the old Grain Belt Brewery)
When: Groundhog Day, this Saturday (Feb 2), starting about 7PM
Why: No one else celebrates Groundhog Day in the Twin Cities, we’ve been doing this for four years now, and it is pretty awesome.


Is this an official tumblr event?
Kinda, Andy has tumblr stickers for us, so, there you go.

Do I have to have a tumblr blog to come?
No, at it’s heart, this is the most kick-ass social media event to happen every year on Groundhog Day in the Twin Cities.

Do I need to be 21?
Nope, just old enough to party. But of course, 21 for “adult” drinks.

I really don’t know any of you people, and some of you frighten me. Can I bring a friend?
Of course.

Is there a table reserved, does Dusty’s know you’re coming?
Nope, we just show up and take over the place.

How late will you be at Dusty’s?
All night? Although some folks will start their night at Dusty’s, and venture over to other bars in Nordeast as the night goes on. I know at some point I want to wander over to Dangerous Man Brewing and pick up a growler of something.

So, do I just show up and say “Hi” to someone with a tumblr sticker?
Yes. This night is all about beer, Dago sandwiches, and nerdy social media fellowship.

Hope to see you there!!

Groundhog image by ewaldmario