Tumblr tip for webcomic artists!
thefrogman: I am looking directly at those who create and post webcomics on tumblr. Deep into your eyes. A great comic can lose its chance at being popular if it is presented poorly. When creating your comics, always assume that no one will click to enlarge your images. You must present your comic so it is clearly viewed on the dashboard. You can make it high resolution, but be sure that the...
The New Photosets
Our new post forms offer an easy way to create Photosets. When you click photo post, you can pull images from a URL (note the word URL at the bottom of the photo area), drag and drop photos from your computer, or click the add photo icon to access your image files. The drag and drop makes creating these posts so much easier than the click, click, clicking we had to go through with the old post...
Reblogging and the New Post Forms
As many of you know, Tumblr is implementing a new post form which allows us to post and reblog content the same way we’re reading it. With the new forms, however, a lot of things have moved around a little, and there have been a lot of questions about the “Reblog As” feature in particular. When you reblog a long Text post, we default to truncating the content and reblogging it as...
staff: This morning, some of you may have noticed a spam post appearing repeatedly on your Dashboard and on the blogs of a few thousand affected accounts. We quickly identified the source, removed the posts, and restored service to normal. No accounts have been compromised, and you don’t need to take any further action. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. As always, we are going to...
Support Office Beautification
What was a giant, curved and blank wall in the Tumblr Support Office is currently becoming a tribute to both the historic and modern landscape of Richmond, Virginia. Final product soon…
Pro Tip on Tracked Tags
amandalynferri: If you want to see all of your tracked tags just hit the tab key and they will pop up on your the right side of your dashboard.
Rare peek at Tumblr Support hard at work.
Finding ALL THE THINGS
The sheer amount of internet goodness on Tumblr is staggering, and we know it can be overwhelming for new users who are trying to find that special Tumblr tribe where they belong. Here are a few tips for finding blogs and topics that will be interesting to you. Tag searches. As we’ve mentioned before on our blog, doing a tag search is one way to find content relevant to your interests. From...
6 Tumblr Shortcut Keys You Might Not Know
thelovewhisperer: Blogging on tumblr is like a walk in a park. Everything is made easy for its users, from viewing posts of the blogs you follow to posting new stuff and managing them. In fact, everything you need is laid for you right in your dashboard. But would you believe me if there are 6 shortcut keys that can make that easy even easier? 6 Shortcut keys you might not know of 1. View...
Preferences and Settings
Have you updated your Preferences and Settings lately? Preferences apply to your entire account, while a separate Settings page exists for each blog you own. It’s a good idea to keep both of these areas up-to-date with how you’d like to run your corner of the Tumblr world. To get to Preferences, click the gear wheel icon in the top, right-hand area of your Dashboard or visit...
New Look When Deleting a Blog or Account
You might notice a different look when you delete a blog or account starting today. You can use your account management page to see all your blogs. If you choose to delete your primary blog, you will be warned that it will result in deleting all blogs on the account. If you try to delete a secondary blog, we will remind you that everything connected to that blog will be removed. Either way,...
Leah Taub visits Tumblr
Leah Taub, Tumblr user and street performer extraordinaire, visited the Tumblr Richmond office! We had a wonderful time hearing stories of her travels around the US while busking this summer, and she was kind enough to play a couple of songs for us! alexstone: Leah Taub visits Tumblr and sings a couple ‘o tunes.
Tumblr Tips by Squashed
Some tips offered by Squashed: squashed: I’ve been around Tumblr long enough to start believing that my longevity entitles me to some opinions. And, at the risk of sounding like the uncle who makes Thanksgiving awkward by being elderly and opinionated, I’d like to hold forth on what I think makes a blog good. In some cases, these might not be the same thing that will make your blog widely read ...
Reordering blogs on the Dashboard
For those of you who have more than one blog under your Tumblr account, you can easily reorder how they display on the Dashboard. Click the title of a blog to drag it left or right. If you have multiple blogs that are organized under a list icon, you can reorder those as well by clicking on the dotted icon to the right of each blog title and dragging up and down as you see fit.
Quite a lot of emails we receive involve the word “permalink,” a portmanteau formed by the two words “permanent” & “link.” So exactly as it sounds, post permalinks are permanent links (URLs) to individual posts. Permalinks are a way to link to a single post on a blog so that you can use them in emails or on other web sites to point to a specific post. You can also use them if you need to...
Did you know that you can change the post type when you Reblog? After clicking the Reblog button, click the gray “as…” button at the top of the screen. There you’ll be able to choose a different post type if you like. This can be particularly useful when you want to Reblog a lengthy Text post. Tumblr will sometimes convert it to a Link to save space on the Dashboard, but...
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Tumblr :: Add-ons for Firefox →
derekg: Find something cool while you’re browsing other sites? Just hit the browser extension and effortlessly post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos to your blog. Hint: If you’re familiar with our Bookmarklet, you already know how to use the browser extension!
How to Make Redirect Pages
Lots of people use Pages to put links to important stuff at the top of their blogs. This is great for things that don’t change often but that your readers might want to find easily, like your About Me, Biography, Resume, Contact Info, Favorite Links, etc. These are static Pages that you create and maintain in the Customize area. But what if you want to redirect those Page links to other sites?...
Problems with the Queue
Hi, all. If you’re a Queue user then you may have noticed that Queued posts haven’t been publishing reliably over the weekend. Our engineers are aware of this issue and are working as quickly as they can to get it fixed. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Update: This problem has since been resolved.
How I dealt with Harassment
Bullying and harassment have been going on forever—no matter which country you live in. I’m from Poland and I was one of the victims of the constant bullying while growing up. I want to share my story to help others fight the bullies and give hope that it will get better! When I was 11 my family decided to move. I had to say goodbye to all my friends and make new ones in my new neighborhood and...
wand3rlust: Something I don’t think many people know about: If you link to your own tags (for like fic master posts, or numbered memes, or anything really…) and you want to display them in chronological order there’s a VERY simple way to do it. Just type “/chrono” after the tag in the URL. For Example: Let’s say I want to take all the posts in my “100 facts about me” tag (of which there are...
Tumblr, Tagging, and You
As you’ve been posting and reblogging, you’ve probably noticed something pretty cool about Tumblr: that there are tons of people that love the same same stuff you do. From knitting to extreme typing, you’ll find that Tumblr is home to an ever-expanding group of cool people doing cool things that you’re probably into. So how do you find these blogs? How do they find you? Tagging. Tagging can be...
Tumblr Tips: Video Series | eHow.com →
eHow has some great video-based tips on how to get the most from Tumblr.