A Beginner’s Guide to Tumblr

Blogs, Social Platforms, Tumblr
June 7, 2012
by Mediacontact.ie

Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that churns out more than 64 million posts daily. There are 57.5 million blogs on Tumblr, which might seem intimidating to anyone not already using it.

Although the emphasis is on visuals and many tumblr blogs are image-heavy, like all platforms it has a variety of users who use it in a variety of ways. Here is a quick how-to guide that will have you sorted in no time.

Getting started
Tumblr is very user friendly no matter what you want to do with it. Just like WordPress and other blogging platforms you can save drafts, schedule posts, add text, photo, video, follow other bloggers etc. These are all located on the dashboard in the form of colourful icons.

The tabs at the top of the dashboard allow you to filter between views: either just your posts orthose from people you follow. Each post in the dashboard has a series of buttons at the top-right, which let you engage with others by re-blogging and liking their posts.

If you want to keep all of your favorite posts in one place, the little heart at the right corner of each post is your friend. You can then click the heart tab on the far-right to access all of the things you