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Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:54:10 AM »
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I have posted on here. :blush:

I feel a bit late to the game, but I finally made myself a You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login! I am mostly just making cute little doodles of this cat at work named Kitzel. She's pretty special to me, but I won't go into those details right now.

Now that I have set my Tumblr up, I am kind of confused as to where to go next.. Does anyone have any advice for any first time Tumblr users? In addition, I am looking to follow boards and I was wondering if anyone here had a Tumblr they would like to share, I hope to be able to follow quite a few pony themed ones!

Any tips for how to follow others would be much appreciated!

I haven't posted on any form of social media in ages...

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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 03:25:14 AM »
Same here bud. I just made a Tumblr account. Here's a how to:
1. Search for mewtwofan1 under the "tumblrs option. If you find a picture that says "elevader" that's me. Click on it.
2.hit the little person with the plus sign or whatever says follow.
3. Your life is now complete.

Okay. I'm sorry. I had to do that. Here's the real how to:

1. Be yourself.
2. In the search bar, put stuff your interested in. Memes, ponies, portal, whatever.
3. Look under "tumblrs"
4. Find an account you like
5. Follow them.
6. DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN ANY FREAKY STUFF! If you do, tell me so I can join in!
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 03:55:11 AM »
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Same here bud. I just made a Tumblr account. Here's a how to:
1. Search for mewtwofan1 under the "tumblrs option. If you find a picture that says "elevader" that's me. Click on it.
2.hit the little person with the plus sign or whatever says follow.
3. Your life is now complete.

Okay. I'm sorry. I had to do that. Here's the real how to:

1. Be yourself.
2. In the search bar, put stuff your interested in. Memes, ponies, portal, whatever.
3. Look under "tumblrs"
4. Find an account you like
5. Follow them.
6. DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN ANY FREAKY STUFF! If you do, tell me so I can join in!

Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it and I (think?) am following you now.

I think I am getting the hang of it, but it's so different from any forum I have experienced so far..

So far I like the stuff I have found!
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 09:38:56 AM »
Gave you a follow, your doodles are precious! My tumblr isn't very good, I repost a lot of really dumb memes and stuff :P I'm savethechristmastreefoundation on there but don't feel like you have to follow back! I'm not nearly as active as I once was!

When I first got into tumblr there were already a lot of tumblrs I kinda unofficially followed that I had found through google searches in things I was interested in. Tumblr's search and recommendations aren't great imo, I found I had the best luck looking at the sources of posts I really liked and following through that route. You'll probably start to notice the same blogs come up in the sources over and over again!

I know a lot of people give up on tumblr pretty early on because it is such a weird social media to break into, but frankly it's a lot of fun once you find some blogs that match your interests! Good luck!

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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 02:52:59 PM »
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Gave you a follow, your doodles are precious! My tumblr isn't very good, I repost a lot of really dumb memes and stuff :P I'm savethechristmastreefoundation on there but don't feel like you have to follow back! I'm not nearly as active as I once was!

When I first got into tumblr there were already a lot of tumblrs I kinda unofficially followed that I had found through google searches in things I was interested in. Tumblr's search and recommendations aren't great imo, I found I had the best luck looking at the sources of posts I really liked and following through that route. You'll probably start to notice the same blogs come up in the sources over and over again!

I know a lot of people give up on tumblr pretty early on because it is such a weird social media to break into, but frankly it's a lot of fun once you find some blogs that match your interests! Good luck!


Thank you so much! I appreciate it <3

And I appreciate the advice. I am finding the recommendations aren't what I am specifically looking for.. So search around I shall!

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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
Followed you!

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I just reblog things I like and memes. I reblog a lot of pony stuff.
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 03:51:22 PM »
Be sure to tag your pictures because it will let people searching for "cats" or "My Little Pony" (if you draw / post MLP stuff) or whatever find them!  :)  That is one of the real strengths of Tumblr IMO.  I'm always finding new artists for the fandoms I like.  It just seems a lot easier than searching DeviantArt.  I swear the search engine on DA hates me, lol.
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 04:20:25 PM »
Tumblr community has it's ups and downs. My best advice is do what you can to make sure you only see content YOU want to see. Remember, there is always an unfollow button if a blog you follow posts content you don't like OR you can download New X-kit to enhance your tumblr experience and let you block posts and tags that make you uncomfortable.

I'll recap the good advice I've seen already, search what you like and follow blogs that post a lot of that content. If you want followers, tag any posts you make with the appropriate tags. You can also make "side blogs" if you want to blog about one specific interest at a time or display something important to you ( I have side blogs for dragons, MLP, godzilla, and my art). following sources can be good too, especially when it comes to art. Really, you just have to search around!

I have two of my blogs linked in my signature here on the Arena, but I have more blogs than just those. I'm just not very active outside of my dragon blog at this point.
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 02:33:00 AM »
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Followed you!

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I just reblog things I like and memes. I reblog a lot of pony stuff.

Following back! ^^

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Be sure to tag your pictures because it will let people searching for "cats" or "My Little Pony" (if you draw / post MLP stuff) or whatever find them!  :)  That is one of the real strengths of Tumblr IMO.  I'm always finding new artists for the fandoms I like.  It just seems a lot easier than searching DeviantArt.  I swear the search engine on DA hates me, lol.

I am so excited to have found your Tumblr again! I couldn't for the life of me remember who had made the pony scan blog here, but I remember seeing your posts before and loving scrolling through them all.

Thanks for the tip on the tags. I am hoping to make my tags specific so people will actually be able to find them. There is so much on that site..

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Tumblr community has it's ups and downs. My best advice is do what you can to make sure you only see content YOU want to see. Remember, there is always an unfollow button if a blog you follow posts content you don't like OR you can download New X-kit to enhance your tumblr experience and let you block posts and tags that make you uncomfortable.

I'll recap the good advice I've seen already, search what you like and follow blogs that post a lot of that content. If you want followers, tag any posts you make with the appropriate tags. You can also make "side blogs" if you want to blog about one specific interest at a time or display something important to you ( I have side blogs for dragons, MLP, godzilla, and my art). following sources can be good too, especially when it comes to art. Really, you just have to search around!

I have two of my blogs linked in my signature here on the Arena, but I have more blogs than just those. I'm just not very active outside of my dragon blog at this point.

The side blogs feature intrigues me. I love my doodles but I'd like to make something on the side where I can post other things I am into. I will have to check it out!

In the meantime I will also check out your pony blog for sure. Thank you for the advice!

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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 04:21:58 PM »
I used to use Tumblr to run a blog about Ever After High dolls. The blog is still up but I don't use it any more.
Unfortunately the community isn't the best (I ended up feeling quite excluded because I don't belong to certain groups), and it's not always easy to manage the content you want to see, and you can't help who follows you. I got a lot of spam bots following me, which made me look popular- until you looked at what these spam bots were posting. Then it didn't look so good.
I'd given up on Tumblr by the time I got into ponies again so maybe the pony Tumblr community is better, and I hope you have fun using the website. Definitely tag your posts and follow tags for things you're interested in  :)
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 10:18:29 AM »
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I used to use Tumblr to run a blog about Ever After High dolls. The blog is still up but I don't use it any more.
Unfortunately the community isn't the best (I ended up feeling quite excluded because I don't belong to certain groups), and it's not always easy to manage the content you want to see, and you can't help who follows you. I got a lot of spam bots following me, which made me look popular- until you looked at what these spam bots were posting. Then it didn't look so good.
I'd given up on Tumblr by the time I got into ponies again so maybe the pony Tumblr community is better, and I hope you have fun using the website. Definitely tag your posts and follow tags for things you're interested in  :)

Thank you so much for the information! I didn't realize there were spam bots on the website, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. In the meantime I'm hoping people can just see my stuff with the tags I've selected. I think my biggest concern is on I'm putting too many tags on my pictures...
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 11:21:42 AM »
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I used to use Tumblr to run a blog about Ever After High dolls. The blog is still up but I don't use it any more.
Unfortunately the community isn't the best (I ended up feeling quite excluded because I don't belong to certain groups), and it's not always easy to manage the content you want to see, and you can't help who follows you. I got a lot of spam bots following me, which made me look popular- until you looked at what these spam bots were posting. Then it didn't look so good.
I'd given up on Tumblr by the time I got into ponies again so maybe the pony Tumblr community is better, and I hope you have fun using the website. Definitely tag your posts and follow tags for things you're interested in  :)

Thank you so much for the information! I didn't realize there were spam bots on the website, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. In the meantime I'm hoping people can just see my stuff with the tags I've selected. I think my biggest concern is on I'm putting too many tags on my pictures...

As long as they're relevant, I don't think there's such thing as "too many" tags! Another tip: follow blogs that are similar to your own and they will probably follow you back if they are active.
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
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I used to use Tumblr to run a blog about Ever After High dolls. The blog is still up but I don't use it any more.
Unfortunately the community isn't the best (I ended up feeling quite excluded because I don't belong to certain groups), and it's not always easy to manage the content you want to see, and you can't help who follows you. I got a lot of spam bots following me, which made me look popular- until you looked at what these spam bots were posting. Then it didn't look so good.
I'd given up on Tumblr by the time I got into ponies again so maybe the pony Tumblr community is better, and I hope you have fun using the website. Definitely tag your posts and follow tags for things you're interested in  :)

Thank you so much for the information! I didn't realize there were spam bots on the website, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. In the meantime I'm hoping people can just see my stuff with the tags I've selected. I think my biggest concern is on I'm putting too many tags on my pictures...

As long as they're relevant, I don't think there's such thing as "too many" tags! Another tip: follow blogs that are similar to your own and they will probably follow you back if they are active.

This has been the biggest challenge! I keep trying to find blogs that are smaller to start out, but a lot of them are unfortunately inactive. I am going to keep up my search.

Also, I have been tweaking my tags and I have seen a lot more activity recently.

Thank you again for the help
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 01:19:49 AM »
if some one makes you uncomfertable block them
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dont be afraid to block
make one purpose per blog
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Re: Just started a Tumblr! Now what?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 02:12:09 AM »
Like Mami Tomoe above said, block people if you want. This is a way to "filter" who/what follows you. Pornblogs seem to be a thing as far as unwanted followers go.... And an alternative to XKit is Tumblr Savior, which I have and love. If you like following someone but don't particularly want to see something you can block a tag or certain words in the post. And keep an eye on Tumblr occurrences, which the people you follow will probably reblog. Recently there's been a rash of anons Submitting random YouTube videos but supposedly the email address is a phishing scam. Or something, ha. If you have your Submit page turned off then no worries! (The Submit page is like a much larger Askbox with more capabilities.)
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