Gets Some Love Today

Tumblr was one of the first Lifestreaming services that gained popularity with it’s minimalist blogging approach with beautifully designed sites. Unfortunately I feel that they took a step backwards when they began limiting sites to only allow for 5 feeds to be imported.

Last year in my coverage I came across a very similar service called which I feel offers richer options, support for more services, and great flexibility. If you are a fan of Tumblr, you owe it to yourself to take a look at

Today, Richard MacManus proclaimed it’s currently one of his favorite web services. Andy Desoto who has been writing quite a bit about Lifestreaming lately picked up on the mention at RWW today and wrote up a good review.

Here’s a snip:

If you’ve known about this service for quite some time now, feel free to move along; released in the last quarter of 2007, it’s hardly new, especially in the rapid-fire world of Web 2.0 startups.  But if you’ve never heard of it like I hadn’t, read along: just might be what you’re looking for.

You can read the rest of Andy’s review here.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. ChaCha Fance

    If you request it, Tumblr will increase your feed amount, they did it for me without question. looks good though.

  2. tinythoughts

    i was surprised to find being mentioned so frequently the past days, since it's an older service. i've had mine for a long time, but for some reason it hasn't updated since end of July. i really like their scrolling. swurl and soup seem like better lifestreaming blog services to me than tumblr, because they instantly add items via rss feed. with tumblr you have to do the work, which has kept me from really using it, though i like their features and usability otherwise. maybe i am just lazy.

  3. Andy DeSoto

    Thanks for the link! I remain surprised that I caught onto so late in the game. For such an interesting service, definitely on par with the other offerings, it's a shame that coverage is so low. Glad we're doing those guys some good in the blogosphere!

  4. borghrose

    Is any possbile to change the default theme of soup? I like its automatic feeds, but I want to change the skin a little bit.

  5. fin

    @borghrose of course you can. in your soup's settings panel (lowest of the three buttons in the lower right corner on your soup), click on skin.
    you can choose a pre-configured skin (i think there are 4 of them) and then modify almost everything using the “edit css” button, if you're really in for heavy customization 🙂

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