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How to use Tumblr, part 2

Last Wednesday we posted a beginner’s guide to Tumblr.  This week, we are going to follow-up with some additional tips and links for using Tumblr. 

Like most sites, Tumblr maintains their own Tips page.  Among these tips are how to bookmark, instructions on mass editing for tags and posts, using short links, and a keyboard shortcuts list.

You can also view a list of Tumblr Writers.  These links take you straight to individual Tumblr pages. These writers are spotlighted for their impressive pages.  You can get a feel of what others are doing and if this type of activity can fit into your self-promotion plan.

This WikiHow post provides a cheat sheet and a step-by-step guide. 

What Writers Need to Know About Tumblr is a guide from MediaBistro.  Experts say reblogging and tagging are two important aspects of Tumblr.  When you find people to follow, be sure to reblog their posts. Many times, your reblogs will lead someone else to reblog your posts.

Although they may seem targeted towards literary professionals, these tips are not just for fiction authors. Academics can modify tips for their needs as well. There might be a community of physicists or sociologists using Tumblr to connect with colleagues and others interested in their subject area.


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.