Tumblr is one of the easiest of all social media platforms to use. It is a great site for bloggers because it is simple and intuitive to use, and easy to get started. Tumblr lets you easily connect with other users; this is a great way to boost your work’s visibility and cultivate a strong, dedicated fan base.
Upon visiting Tumblr.com, you will be able to create a custom account name. Tumblr has many users, so your first choice may be taken; consider having a few different name options ready in case your first choice does not work out.
Your Tumblr dashboard is quite simple. You will see buttons that let you add different kinds of content, including:
- URL (an Internet link)
- A quote
- A chat dialogue
- An audio file
Select which type of content you would like to add, and then begin.
By hovering your mouse over your user icon (at this point it is just a generic image), you will see a button that lets you edit the appearance of your account. Click this. You will now see a window with tools that let you control how your account looks and functions. This is where you can change the name of your account if you ever decide you want something new. Try editing the theme; there are several options to choose from. Some themes are best suited for sharing videos or images while others are great for sharing lots of text. Try a couple different themes and see which one you like best.
Connecting With Other Users
Tumblr is a great way to connect with other users. Hover your mouse over a user name, then select Follow. People you follow are likely to follow you in turn, so this is a good way to become part of the Tumblr community. Tumblr also makes it easy to repost and share information, so if you see something you want to boost, just hit the little reblog button. Pretty soon people will start reblogging your material, too!