ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why all new Bloggers and Hub writers should use tumblr to blog!

Updated on January 18, 2013

Why Hubbers should be using tumblr

I believe tumblr is the finest free blogging platform out there at the moment. The community is growing exponentially because making a blog on tumblr is dead simple. Finding and editing the free or pay blogging templates is also fun and easy. The key though, in my mind, is that with some initial setup, you can import Niche Hubbers RSS feeds directly into your free tumblr blog, with a hub tracker already inserted into your links!

As an added plus for using the free tumblr blogging platform is that the community is huge now and there are tons of great bloggers already on the site to reference/follow/reblog etc. I have a ton of fun with my own blog and have over 1000 followers between my 3 blogs.


good free blogging platform or best free blogging platform?

in my opinion tumblr provides the best free blogging platform and community.
in my opinion tumblr provides the best free blogging platform and community. | Source

Hubpages and Tumblr

So I admit it takes some work to do some of the things I am going to share but that's what we do here on Hubpages right. We put in work and get paid. We all add certain things to the mix to get things rolling on hubpages. Whether is back-linking strategies or writing and rewriting for the best results on Google searches, It all takes work. The payoff in profits and the addicting fun that is the tumblr platform, is well worth the effort. You do want to make money blogging, right?

I won't go into creating a yahoo pipes feed, you can check that out here. I am more interested in the tumblr side of things.

Lets start with a list of things to do if you want to use Tumblr and Hubpages together simply.

  1. Sign-up for hubpages
  2. Create a simple Url Tracker for tumblr
  3. Create and begin using tumblr (I recommend starting a niche blog for best results.)
  4. Setup a yahoo pipes account and learn how to insert your tumblr tracker into them.
  5. Use 5 (tumblr limit of imports) of the best Hubbers in your niche to feed into your tumblr blog.

Plus I serve up Google ads on all of my blogs and have no problem pulling in a couple bucks a month from each on their own. Example is my Light Graffiti blog.

Tumblr Blog Post Options

Tumblr Blog Post Options
Tumblr Blog Post Options

Tumblr images

RSS feed importer
RSS feed importer

Yahoo pipes RSS feeds into tumblr

This is the key and now that hubpages has it's own ad platform this will be even better for us Hubbers.

If you've got your yahoo pipes setup done then all you have to do is copy/paste these feeds into your tumblr account through tumblrs' "services " tab when you customize your blog. I always set it to import the feed with images as it gets more traffic on tumblr this way.

After you start getting your first feeds coming through the only other thing needed is to consistently add tags to your content. Having a niche makes this simple and once you are used to doing it, it takes little time but it is a must!

You can also setup Twitter and Facebook if you have accounts at these social platforms too. Twitter can be very powerful with tumblr as well because not only can you send new posts there but some of the blogging templates offered by tumblr will allow you to import your feed from tumblr to the site in a sidebar. This is powerful because you can have instant back-links to tumblr, twitter and hubpages happening automatically. Throw Stumbleupon into the mix and you have a very powerful strategy.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jestone profile imageAUTHOR

      jestone 

      6 years ago from America!

      I have had some issues with down time, I think pretty well attributable to their stellar growth. However it hasn't affected me recently, though in the past it has been a nuisance.

    • profile image

      the-bestmousetrap 

      6 years ago

      Great information. I just made a tumblr account for my niche (third attempt) and after spending a few hours putting together with some queued posts I suddenly could not log on. No matter which browser I used my account address or log in would come back

      h--p://tumblr/suspended. I was going nuts. Couldn't even check the TOS again to make sure I didn't violate anything. Every and any (not mine) tumblr page would come up with the same thing. I finally checked h--p://downrightnow.com/tumblr which showed it down for hours. And down since dec 24 on and off in large time frames. Have you experienced that? Im wondering if they grew too fast and can't handle the load. Thanks for the pipes info, on my way to check it now.

    • CJamesIII profile image

      CJamesIII 

      7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Sounds great! Thanks for the info, I'll have to try it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)