Tumblr Overview Crash Course
The main ways to be successful on Tumblr are similar to what you would do on any social platform: follow other bloggers, love posts, reblog posts, stay active, vary your content (e.g. pictures, text, videos) , and use relevant and popular tags. Below are a few helpful tips to get your Tumblr blog rolling.
A) Choose the type of post you’d like to make from text to video.
B) Blog button – create a new blog with the same account
C) Posts – view all your previous posts
D) Following X Blogs – view all blogs you follow
E) Find Blogs – you can follow blogs in the Spotlight, find them by Facebook or email, or by categories which I would do because that way you can follow your target audience
F) Suggested blog post - options to follow, reblog, and/or love
A) Account (email & password settings) Dashboard (preferences) Email (preferences) Apps (if you created apps for your blog
B) Main Setting for Blog
C) Change Avatar
D) Change URL
Other options on this page are: Replies, Ask, Queue, Facebook,Twitter connect and more.
A) Customize your theme – choose one of Tumblr’s existing themes, purchase a theme, or, if you’re tech savvy, edit the HTML code yourself
B) Save button – remember to save after every change.
C) Edit the HTML code yourself
D) Edit your title
E) Add Google Analytics, Twitter, and Facebook Handle. Google Analytics is a great for tracking and seeing how many people are coming to your blog.
Other options on this page: Create pages (e.g. FAQ), posts/page, and more.
Tumblr Post Page
A) Create a custom URL for your post here. e.g. ”/vintage-invitation-for-spring-wedding”.
B) Place the source URL here, so people can click through to the original post or your Zazzle store or product page.
C) Tag your posts with relevant tags. If a “Popular Tags” list pops up, then add the relevant popular tags to your tag list.
*Download the Tumblr Bookmarklet for easy posting.
*Install Tumblr Mobile or iPad App for posting from your cell phone or tablet.
*Install Disquis to enable commenting on Tumblr.