Tumblr for newbies
This is a quick list of links I’ve put together in response to questions from stumblers coming to tumblr.
I know that it looks like a lot, so don’t worry if you don’t investigate them all.
I recommend the first video. If you look at nothing else, it’s a clear and concise overview of the main tumblr features.
Overview as a micro blogging platform ~
Getting started ~
In-jokes, the lingo, the tips ~
Explains all the basics very well. (June 2010)
The latest dashboard updates and functions explained.
List of tumblr tutorials, some covering more advanced options.
Drag the bookmarklet to your toolbar. This is the way you share things (pictures, videos etc) from other sites to your tumblr blog. I use this all the time.
Most important things I’ve learned:
* Choose carefully who you follow. It’s a ‘garbage out, garbage in’ correlation on your dashboard.
* There are a gazillion themes and they’re all different. Some are infinitely customisable and you can choose to show/not show who you follow, change backgrounds, fonts and text colours, show/not show timestamps on posts, easily show ‘like’ or ‘reblog’ or have to search posts for an obscure icon for that option, add sidebars with widgets, upload banners, and many more.
I hope some of this helps. Message me if you need clarification of anything :)