Today I want to write about tumblr. Why do I use tumblr? What are the advantages of this blog ‘site’. If I do looking back, I started to use it in October 2009. Wow! That’s a already a little infinity! I never got disappointed about my decision. A friend ask me lately: is wordpress better or tumblr. I think, thats always depending for the personal taste of blogging. I do love tumblr but this question made me done some more recherche - what is possible with tumblr. To go deeper in this topic.
I am more the one who explore something first myself. If i need answers than I do looking for myself and try around. Tumblr worked for me always very fine … and now I did exploring what all is possible and developed from itself (tumblr team) in this past 2 years. I didn’t knew all and I found out some very interesting stuff which I will share in all my following tumblr post to create the one or other new fan ;) *wink* So join me on this way. I don’t write much long english text’s, so you have to excuse my horrible grammar or simple sentences.
Recently amplicate.com (amplicate.com is an online opinion collating resource that accounts for more than 90 million public opinions of social media users - don’t say that is nothing, IMO that’s an amazing crowd of ppl. ) did a survey about: “Which is the most loved blogging platform?” And surprisingly for the one or other - or even not - it is: tumblr on 1st place (so let’s see, how many give the positive vote for tumblr: 35.000 votes, here we go with it) Congrats! The 2nd place goes to wordpress. I can speak for myself: I am impressed.
Sometimes, I think, it’s a bit like the little ‘battle’ between mac and pc users = tumblr’s and wordpress incl. the rest of the blogging community. As I joined I noticed it on the first impression:
tumblr is for visual minds. Near every blog is focused on visual and image aspects. Everybody is or love creativity. It’s fun to watch tumblr users. Doesn’t matter the content of the blog. Sites like wordpress or blogspot or whatever else, seeming much more common.
I do love this aspect! I love pictures. I love creativity. I love to see what is passion and love to share and collect inspiration. It gatcha me! <3
Here some reasons why you should try tumblr, if you haven’t done it yet:
+ No ad’s on basic accounts
+ High quality for your picture uploads
+ The easiest way to blog
+ Hundreds of awesome free themes, which you can customize
+ Make your own themes
+ Post anything …
+ Add other ppl to join your blog*
+ 3rd Party App’s
+ Social Integration (FB/twitter)
+ Queue feature (set a time schedule when a post should be published)
+ Google optimized
+ Use any analytics
+ Fast support center (if you need help)
+ Get ask and answer (“Ask me anything”)
+ Follow & like button
+ Your dashboard works like a rss reader, you won’t miss any posts of your tumblr friends.
There are much more, but this should be enough for today :p
*Attention: Be careful with this - don’t worry it not dangerous but !! Your 1st tumblr blog will be your primary blog by default - that means, it is your admin account. So if you setting up, and you don’t know or even know already, you want to invite other team members to your blog, you should do the following steps:
» Click the drop-down menu, and choose “+create a new blog”. There you have to type in the following info: title/url (url can be the same as your title - just without the spaces) and does this blog need a password access.
If you done this, you will find the new ‘blog’ into your drop down menu on the right side navigation. If you choose this blog than, you see the side navi will be change (left to right):
and here we go: members! If you click than on ‘members’ you will get this here:
Now you can invite others.
Another point you should keep in mind, if you returning back to your dashboard, you always be in the admin mod. If you creating posts, take a first look to the navi to see which blog you have selected. It’s very easy.
I hope you had no worries with my english ;). I will write some more about tumblr and “how to” - so, I do looking forward to see ya again for this.