Tumblr is a great way to discover and keep up with new things you’ll love.
Your Dashboard is where it’s at. All of the posts from the blogs you follow, as well as posts from other blogs that you might like show up in your Dashboard. You can use your keyboard to quickly move between posts, Like, and Reblog. You can do a lot on the Dashboard, so we’ll start with the basics.
Follow some blogs!
There are tons of ways to discover blogs. In fact, you may already know of a few blogs you like and want to follow. To follow those blogs, simply visit them and click the “Follow” button in the top-right corner. When you return to your Dashboard, you’ll see posts from that blog.
Finding more blogs to follow that you may not know about is just as easy. In your Dashboard, on the right side, there’s a button that says “Find Blogs”. This will take you to the Spotlight. This is the home to all of the best blogs to follow for any topic that you’re in to.
Finding More Stuff You Love!
Not seeing anything that interests you? Don’t worry. By entering a phrase or name in to the Search area on the top-right of your Dashboard, you’ll see tons of related posts and suggestions for relevant blogs. Use the Search feature to find and follow awesome blogs! If you want to keep tabs on the tags you search, you can track them.
Now that you’ve got a Dashboard full of awesome stuff, you’ll probably like a way to hang on to the posts that really catch your eye. By clicking the Like button in the top-right corner of a post, you add it to your Likes. You can view your Likes by clicking the Liked button in the right side of your Dashboard. Here, you can check out all of the posts you’ve liked.
If you connect your Tumblr with your Facebook account, you can (optionally) automatically share the posts you Like to your Facebook Timeline.
You’ve got a great Dashboard with stuff you love, and you can keep on finding more great blogs to follow - to keep things fresh.
If for some reason, you ever want to stop following a blog, you can visit your Following page and manage your blogs there.
In our next post, we’ll talk about becoming a Curator of amazing content and getting started with running a blog of your own!