No matter how happily obsessed you are, but social media is one common platform which binds all of us together. It is that one giant hub where we can share anything we want with our friends and followers, about how we feel, pictures, music, videos, links—almost anything.
Talking about social media, it would be quite unfair if we don’t mention Tumblr, right? Released back in 2007, Tumblr is one popular social media blogging platform where you can share any sort of multimedia content including pictures, videos, GIF’s, blogs, audio, links etc. It is one effective tool for bloggers where they can share their content in a creative format.
Whether you’re already familiar with this tool or thinking about using it anytime soon here are a few Tumblr tips and tricks that’ll allow you to make the most of this social media platform.
Let’s get started.
1. Find Blogs to Follow
Tumblr may appear quite dull and empty to you at a first glance if you don’t follow anyone. So, what we recommend you is, explore content from your favorite social media bloggers and influencers so that you start seeing posts of your interest. Whether you’re using Tumblr to follow pictures of your favorite celebs or if you’re a science junkie, start following latest trends, posts, and people so that Tumblr becomes an engaging platform for you.
Tumblr is somewhat mixed of Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress. Well, yes that’s quite true as you’ll find pieces and features of all these apps on Tumblr. There’s this feature called as “Reblog” on Tumblr which is actually similar to the re-tweeting feature on Twitter when you share any other person’s content on your timeline. Reblogging can create a great impact on your followers as they’ll be happy to see their content posted and shared with a larger set of audience.
3. Custom Domain
Creating your own personalized domain on Tumblr is one of the most creative ways to promote your content with your followers. To do so, tap on your profile icon, navigate to Edit Appearance > Username. Toggle the “Custom Domain” icon, create a fancy username and tap on Save when you’re done. Once you’ve followed these instructions, you will have your own custom domain on Tumblr with this address: http://[username].tumblr.com
4. Schedule your Posts
This is one of the most advanced social media sharing features when you can hit your target audience at the most appropriate time. Tap on your profile icon> Edit Appearance> Queue. With this Queue option on Tumblr, you can schedule your posts by specifying a time so that your posts trend on Tumblr for a longer time.
5. Pick a Theme
Your creative work, tells your story. Quite true isn’t it? To stand out amongst the crowd you can try creating your own personalized themes on Tumblr. And if you have a little knowledge of HTML and CSS it would be a cherry on the cake. If you’re not aware of these programming concepts, don’t be disheartened. You can still make your Tumblr profile eye catchy. Go to Profile > Edit Appearance > Website Theme > Edit Theme. Tap on “Browse themes” option to explore a variety of themes on Tumblr store.
6. Customize Submission Settings
If you want to increase your number of followers, here’s a little initiative you can make. If you want other people to submit a post on your blog, tap your profile icon, go to “Edit Appearance” and then select “Submissions”. Now toggle the “Let People submit posts” option so that anyone can submit a post on your blog. Tumblr will ask for your permission beforehand, before anyone posts anything on your timeline. Doing so will boost user engagement and it’s a great way to make your content shine amongst users.
7. Mass Edit Posts
Tumblr makes it super easy for users to edit previously posted posts and tags. In your Tumblr account, open your dashboard, tap on “Posts” option on the right side of the screen. Under Customize option, you’ll find a “Mass Post Editor” option, click on that. Now, once you select the Mass Post Editor option, you can easily edit all your posts in one go.
There were a few Tumblr tips and tricks that’ll make your content shine on this amazing social media blogging platform. Make the most of these useful tips and stand out amongst the crowd!