Where to start with Tumblr

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Tumblr is a free blogging site that allows you to share both images and text with ease.  Text formatting is done automatically and the layout is minimal. There is room for customization. But mostly Tumblr is just an easy platform to share whatever with whomever.

Mashable has quite a few posts about this blogging site.

First, check out this beginner’s guide. It outlines what to do once you create a Tumblr page, how to customize that page, and how the dashboard works. 

There is also a Tumblr starter guide that features a slideshow of popular Tumblrs. 

Once you become an expert, check out 11 tips for power-users.

Here are some more general tips:

  • Since Tumblr heavily relies on tags so browse through existing Tumblrs to get a feel for what others are posting about. 
  • Start by familiarizing yourself with the posting tools and other basic functions.
  •  Use the “follow” function to subscribe to other blogs.
  • Tumblr also has a strong mobile app so you can post on the go. If this is something you are interested in doing, download the app for your mobile and try it out.

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