The Gatehouse’s Tumblr Blog

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Front page of The Gatehouse, June 4, 2011

Between the Habari blog which I discussed in a previous entry and the present version of the website, The Gatehouse, between April 2010 and October 2011, had a Tumblr image blog with a separate section for articles and the Gatehouse Gazette magazine.

We switched to the Tumblr format because it was easier to update: uploading an image was quick and one could easily repost content from other Tumblr blogs. Indeed, we automatically pulled in updates from Dieselpunks and Marcus’ steampunk blog, for instance.

As a consequence, The Gatehouse was obviously heavy on artwork and photography for that year with little original content in terms of opinion articles, reviews, etc. Still, the front page always looked very colorful!

A version of this incarnation of The Gatehouse can be visited through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

Nick Ottens is the chief editor of The Gatehouse. An historian by training, he now works for an international consultancy and writes about political and international affairs for the Atlantic Sentinel.
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