Out for a Tumblr
June 24, 2016
Out for a Tumblr
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Tumblr
I, personally, use Tumblr to review media, connect with friends through shared posts and images, and to follow crafters who make work that I'm interested in. It acts as an easy-to-update starting platform for new business to reach out to consumers through tagging, spotlighted posts, and fanbases in a way that business websites cannot. It also allows people to connect one on one in an informal blog setting with direct messaging and links to external sites or services.
- Tagging posts - You can experiment with tags to get views and to organize your own posts for later review.
- Variety of post options - You can upload a good variety of media (text, image, sound, video, links) and set them to post on a schedule or immediately. This gives you some flexibility when scheduling online campaigns or keeping up with followers.
- Connecting communities - Tumblr is an informal network with a lot of followers, so it's a great platform for reaching out to youths and starting discussions. Many of the circles on this site involve information about news, culture, and activism while others serve as support groups or fanbases.
- Trigger tags should be a thing - Many people on tumblr are vulnerable to certain content, and it can be hard to avoid it. Maybe some of these tags would help restrict content.
- An in-line gif creator would be pretty cool.
- Verify celebrity accounts. I haven't looked for one in a while, but I remember that being a concern.
- Tumblr has helped me meet new people with similar interests.
- I used it for development blog postings for a game we worked on in college.
- N/A- Not really business oriented beyond linking to pages, but I don't have one of those businesses. I've just seen people use it for that.
Tumblr has an incredibly user-friendly interface for both web and phone so it's idea for posting and reviewing online content. It also has a much larger community, though some of them are a bit too much for me. Thankfully, by choosing who you follow and pursuing tags, you can stick to content you're interested in and are more than able to try out new, challenging perspectives if you so choose.
Personal blogging is probably the most appropriate use of this website, though I have also seen it used as a dev blog service for games and films or as a storefront for craft-folks. The fact that you can set up timelines for future posts and can share images, text, videos, etc., makes it ideal for people who need to post products and link to external stores for purchases. The tagging features and universal ability to share personal content makes it great for fanbases/fan art and communities like that.