Published on March 11, 2014
TUMBLR. FOR LIBRARIES Presenter: Rachel Eichen
Agenda ◦ Two Week Class: March 4 & 11 ◦ What is tumblr? ◦ How does it work? ◦ Professional Uses ◦ Library Pages ◦ Interacting on Tumblr ◦ Making Your Tumblr Engaging ◦ Tumblr Tips ◦ Tumblr Tools and Hacks ◦ Tumblrs to Follow ◦ The Future of Tumblr
Questions Image from: http://goo.gl/ypOR45
MAKING TUMBLR ENGAGING
Ask Specific Questions? Tip: end any post title with a ? and a box will appear to let others answer
Ask Me Anything
Customize your layout
Tumblr Contests ◦ Drawings for followers ◦ Followers Vote for a Program, Idea ◦ Photo Contests ◦ Photo Caption Contests – enter using tags ◦ Essay, Video Contest – enter using tags http://chroniclebooks.tumblr.com/ To enter, tag a post “TumblrBookSearch” and include: 1) The title of your humor book 2) A written synopsis of your idea 3) Examples of the book’s concept (can be photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr)
Popular Posts ◦ Book Covers ◦ Top Lists – or any list @books ◦ Throwback pics ◦ Pics ◦ Video (Vine, etc) ◦ Animated GIFs/Memes (Learn how here) Max: 1MB and 500px wide Tip: Find Your Voice!
Create a New Blog To view – users need a password (this should NEVER be the same password as your login You can’t make an existing blog private
Analyze Your Stats ◦Reblogs ◦Likes ◦followers
TOOLS & HACKS
Space Posting ◦ Create A Schedule ◦ Use Queuing or Schedule
Setting Your Queue Under settings, set time frame and number to post daily
Make Tumblr Part of Your Overall Plan ◦ Promote it ◦ Link to other social media ◦ Link from other social media and web page ◦ Have on your overall Social Media Plan
Hot Keys ◦ "J" key: move forward ◦ "K" key: moves you backward. ◦ "L" key: like the current post ◦ To reblog instantly, click the reblog + "Alt“ ◦ If you need to tag, press "Ctrl" instead.
Find the original post
TUMBLRS TO FOLLOW
Librarian Humor & More http://lookslikelibraryscience.com/ http://librarianproblems.com/ http://books-cupcakes.tumblr.com/ http://iworkatapubliclibrary.com/
◦ http://whitehouse.tumblr.com ◦ http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ ◦ http://natgeofound.tumblr.com/ ◦ http://emojinalart.tumblr.com/ ◦ http://she-works.tumblr.com/ ◦ http://explore.noodle.org/ ◦ http://todaysdocument.tumblr.com/ ◦ Best of Lists to check out: http://goo.gl/c08u5q http://goo.gl/zgsznx
FUTURE OF TUMBLR
What is coming for Tumblr? ◦ Customized Groups ◦ More Curation? ◦ Advertising ◦ Vs other social media?
Contact Rachel Eichen firstname.lastname@example.org 877-816-9638 Slideshare.net/dee987 Delicious.com/dee987/tumblr http://dee987.tumblr.com/
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