Been looking at Dieter Rams this week in between projects. Looking at his output is a good way to remember how important it is to distill things down to their essence. This goes for any print or web design project, but extends into a lot of areas of life as well. Break things down to the most fundamentally basic pieces. If those don't work, then the purpose and goals of the endeavor need to be revisited.
Speaking of Tumblr, I've started a pretty active account over there. Hit me up at Courtneystubbert.tumblr.com. It's more varied that what will be appearing here in this space.