Sarah Ressler, Tumblr Superstar
Ellie Mann, Business Manager
June 19, 2012 • 120 views
Filed under A&E
Even after her classmates continue to tell her how funny she is, the girl doesn’t see it. Her name is Sarah Ressler ’12, and according to the name of her blog, she is so artsy. Each day Ressler continues to gain a few more followers, but even this has not convinced Ressler that people think she has an amazing sense of humor.
“Oftentimes, when people tell me I’m funny, I’m unsure if I was trying to be,” Ressler said. “In my mind, it doesn’t count if it’s unintentional.”
It was April of Ressler’s junior year when she decided to start a blog. Ressler knew that this had been and would continue to be the busiest and most stressful time of her high school career. Nonetheless, according to Ressler, these conditions demanded extra procrastination.
“Blogging and tweeting probably negatively affected my schoolwork and grades, but I had more fun doing that than homework,” Ressler said. “And in hindsight, I got into college anyways, so it was definitely worth it.”
Ressler had been feeling as though Tumblr was in “that awkward mainstream phase” where everyone was suddenly making his or her own blog. At the time, Ressler was “insecure in my own artsiness,” as she put it, and didn’t feel like she belonged on Tumblr. A friend of Ressler’s, Zoe Greenblatt ’12, was the person who finally convinced Ressler to create the blog.
She named her blog “Sarahissoartsy” with no intention of posting actual artsy content. From then on, Ressler continued to post pictures of things that she liked. Ressler’s first post happened to be a picture of ice cream cones because she has a strong appreciation for dessert.
“In general, I tend to post pictures that I find funny. They can be about anything and they’re oftentimes pretty random,” Ressler said. “However, I also reblog a lot of ’90s things because I have major ’90s nostalgia.”
Ressler is happy with the response to her blog and sometimes even receives compliments about her Tumblr in school. While she does have followers who are not from Staples, she believes that her greatest following is amongst Staples students.
However, while Ressler believes that she is “Tumblr famous,” she doesn’t know why people find her Twitter, called Imstillartsy, to be so funny. Ressler said that she made her Twitter to stalk and talk to celebrities like the Kardashians.
“Oftentimes I will tweet at Khloe Kardashian asking her to adopt me because I want to be a Kardashian,” Ressler said. Despite the fact that Ressler believes that the Kardashians are too famous to ever see her tweets, celebrities have tweeted Ressler back.
Ressler has had 15 retweets from the “MTV Realworld/Challenge Series.” Ressler is also being followed by Pentatonix, the winners of the most recent season of the “Sing Off” on NBC, YouTube sensation Maddie Jane, X-Game gold metalist Jamie Anderson and “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Daren Kasagoff.
Kim Hynes ’12, a friend of Ressler’s, can see why so many celebs have retweeted or tweeted at Ressler. Hynes thinks that Ressler has a wide sense of humor and basically laughs at everything. “Sarah likes a lot of dumb, funny stuff, but she also likes smart jokes too,” Hynes said. “She’s just a natural comedian.”
Hynes thinks Ressler is so funny in part because people don’t expect her to be funny. “People expect her to be shy,” Hynes said. However, this is clearly not the case because Ressler has Hynes laughing “24/7” at golf.
Erica Stein ’13, another friend of Ressler’s, thinks Ressler is hilarious because she is funny in an unconventional way. While Ressler may seem quiet on the outside, Stein said that she is able to “make a very good joke whenever she pleases.”
Stein said that she is going to be very sad when Ressler heads off to college in the fall. “We made the best of bad situations through our use of humor,” Stein said. “For that reason, I am going to miss her immeasurable amounts.”
Greenblatt, on the other hand, isn’t too worried about losing communication with Ressler. “We are going to talk every day,” Greenblatt said. “She is the queen of social networking.”
The final piece of advice for the entire Staples community, Ressler said, “If you are going to waste your life away, do it on social media.”