I know Lancelle has posted about David Karp, check him out he’s David Karp, and how he recently babbled on to Inc. Magazine about how he runs his LiveJournal ripoff, tumblr. But in the interest of fair and balanced snark, let’s not forget he had some good ideas in there too! Sit down and learn something, kids. This is some gold advice.
When I get to the office, I go through my inbox first and try to respond right away. Then I go through my Unsorted folder, but I respond to very few of those. I’ve found that if you’re not responsive to e-mail, it trains people to leave you alone.
Actually, it trains people to think you’re a self-important asshole.
I get most of my news from my Tumblr dashboard. I used to be a 24-hour news consumer, but so much of the reporting is bad these days. I find tech reporting incredibly tedious and dull. And I’ve kind of given up on reading anything that anyone writes about Tumblr. It’s often inaccurate.
If you ever wondered why Billy Blissington up there seems so unaware that tumblr has any problems, it might be because he doesn’t read any email that isn’t from other employees or his girlfriend, and he sticks his head in the dirt and ignores any criticism. Or maybe it’s because he and his hipster accessory girlfriend are busy driving Porsches:
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is take road trips. I just joined the Classic Car Club in Manhattan. You pay an annual fee, which gives you access to all these cool cars. My girlfriend and I took a 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S up to Montreal one weekend. It was amazing. We’ve also taken trips to Boston and Maine.
Just what Manhattan needs – another rich 24 year old driving around in expensive cars.
And in case you wondered, there won’t be any live webcam sex shows from the hipster king and queen of New York:
We have a rule: no laptops in the bedroom. Being on computers all the time makes me feel gross.
Yes another tl;dr round of insights from David Karp. Ignore your email, get all your news from tumblr, and spend that money!