Things One Can Do On Tumblr


Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website owned by Yahoo! since 2013. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website’s features are accessed from the “dashboard” interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear. Tumblr has become extremely famous worldwide and has seen the participation of more than 300 million people who create their blogs and use the website to share and like posts.


The dashboard is the primary and most important tool for the typical Tumblr user. It is a live feed of recent posts from blogs that they follow. By using the dashboard, users are able to comment, re-blog, and like posts from other blogs that simultaneously appear on their dashboard. The dashboard allows the user to upload text posts, images, video, quotes, or links to their blog with a click of a button displayed at the top of the dashboard. Users are also able to connect their blogs to their Twitter and Facebook accounts as well, so whenever they make a post, it will also be sent as a tweet and a status update their friends on social networking platforms to see.


For each post a user creates, they are able to help their audience find posts about certain topics by adding tags For example, if someone were to upload a picture to their blog and wanted their viewers to find pictures, they would add the tag #picture, and their viewers could use that word to search up posts with the tag #picture

Background Colours

There are lots of great and free Tumblr themes to choose from. Users must spend considerable time to choose the right background colour combination for their blog, as this would be visible to the entire world. Users can still change the background and font colours of their selected Tumblr theme. Again, this is found in the Preferences section under Appearance.

Chat Post

One of the seven types of posts any user can make on their Tumblr account/blog is called Chat. It appears that it might be a way to hold a public chat with your followers or the people you’re following. However, that’s not the case. The purpose of this feature is to copy and repost a chat that you had online earlier or on a different website.

Inbox and messaging

Tumblr blogs may optionally allow users to submit questions, either as themselves or anonymously, to the blog for a response. Tumblr also offered a “fan mail” function, allowing users to send messages to blogs that they follow. On November 10, 2015, Tumblr introduced an integrated instant messaging function, allowing users to chat between other Tumblr users.

Tumblr is a wonderful website to connect with like-minded people across the world and share and contribute unique and authentic content as well.

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by techtalks @TechTalks May 26, 2016 5:24 AM UTC


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