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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: VatsalaShukla



You may have seen tumblr in the share buttons on blog websites. But do you know how to use it?

A simple presentation that explains the toolbar with a few helpful tips. It's popular in America so why not the rest of the world?

Using Tumblr A beginner’s guide to getting around the buttons © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Dashboard The home screen for tumblr is your dashboard where you are directed to upon logging in. Similar to Facebook’s timeline, you see the most recent and popular posts from the blogs you follow. © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Types of Posts tumblr encourages you to personalize your blog and selfexpression. You’ll see notes, like the one about the theme garden, until you design your blog yourself. Obvious ones are: Clicking on a box brings up the kind of post you want to create. Text posts: Photo (Picture) posts: Audio posts Video posts © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Text Posts © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Picture Posts Tip: you can upload a maximum of 10 photos per post. Presentation can change depending upon whether you upload each photo separately or in bulk. © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Audio Posts Tips: Maximum file size is 10 MB Get creative and include a photo album cover once the file is uploaded! © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Video Posts Tips: make sure tumblr supports your video and that your time and file size are maximum file size are 5 minutes and 100 MB respectively! © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Other types of posts - Quotes The Quotes you post will shown in a slightly larger font and need to be attributed to a source. © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Other types of Posts - Chat Conversations, really. Think Twitter or Facebook threads on posts © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Other types of Posts - Links url of link Tip: Unlike Facebook, tumblr does not make a summary of the post for you. You have to fill it in yourself. © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Tips to Share and Appreciate Look at the bottom of a post. You will see 2 arrows pointing at each other. That’s the reblog Symbol. (In this slide, I have shown the buttons for a previous post at the top.) If someone likes or reblogs, the details appear as notes. © Vatsala Shukla 2014

Parting Words This is a simple diagrammatic explanation of the buttons. The best way to learn is to practice posting. Take inspiration from people whom you are following, follow new people and Get the Conversation started! © Vatsala Shukla 2014

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