Sent (and received) my first bit of Fan Mail. Nice new feature/idea by Tumblr.
It’s subtle — this is one of those “delight” features that takes a real world concept (fan mail) and translates it into a more meaningful way online.
This is an action you could do previously via the Ask feature (for those that have it turned on) but that wasn’t the purpose of that feature — yet most of the “questions” I’ve gotten have been more along the lines of fan mail.
Of course, you could always send fan mail via email, but that requires knowing a person’s email address. Plus I hate email. This is my own little mailbag built right into Tumblr.
The feature is still in the process of being rolled out.