For anyone who’s decried the rise of social media as evidence of society’s increasing obsession with the frivolous and superficial, here’s some good news: Say hello to #studyblr—a blog category on Tumblr that’s dedicated to the art (and aesthetic) of academic achievement.
“I find it amazing and like the most healthy and sane community ever,” 16-year-old studyblr-er blackcoffeeandhighlighters told journalist Kaite Welsh at Medium. “It’s all about helping each other and giving motivation to others and inspiration.”
From sharing motivational diagrams and graphics:
To montages of desktops (the real, physical kind—not the computer kind):
And sharing best practices, like, effective Post-it usage:
There are also plenty of posts about tech—how to best use Evernote as a study tool—and discussions about standardized testing and college admissions. Want to see a pretty comprehensive list of the top studyblr-ers? Here’s a blog roll right here.
What do you think about this trend—girls using social media to encourage one another academically and as a education discussion tool? I am soooort of obsessed with it—if I were in high school today, I’m pretty sure I’d be a studyblr-er myself!