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Tumblr Blogging Tips

October 4, 2012 by Blair Stover

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Tumblr puts an emphasis on sharing web content like links, videos, music, and quotes. It is a micro-blogging platform, and has developed into one of the blogging platforms on the internet that is most used. Its popularity has been attributed

in large part to the interface which permits users to post updates quickly from a tablet, computer or smartphone. Blair Stover will teach you the key points.

In the Tumblr Theme Garden, one is faced with literally thousands of themes, both premium and free. Within seconds, these themes can be applied to one’s Tumblr blog. Using the customized Tumblr theme editor, each user can customize their themes by changing header images, fonts, color schemes and spacing. No knowledge of HTML or CSS is needed to use the theme editor interface.

What sets Tumblr apart from most blogging platforms is that it does not contain support for comments by default. In a partnership with Disqus, it is made simple for you to incorporate the Disqus commenting system in your blog. All you need to do is sign up of your own account at disqus.com, and then use your Disqus username in the Tumblr theme editor. After saving your theme, comments will come into sight in their suitable place. Comments can be managed through the Disqus website.

Using the “Settings” in Tumblr, you can connect your blog to an assortment of social media streams. Additionally, you can set your blog to publish links to new posts automatically on your Facebook wall or Twitter stream.

Increasing followers on Tumblr is simply done by following other Tumblr blogs which are similar to yours. This will automatically notify the blogger that you are following their blog and provide them with a ling to your blog. Typically, this blogger will follow you back and may re-blog some of your posts, giving your blog greater exposure.

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