Why all new Bloggers and Hub writers should use tumblr to blog!
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?
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.
- Sign-up for hubpages
- Create a simple Url Tracker for tumblr
- Create and begin using tumblr (I recommend starting a niche blog for best results.)
- Setup a yahoo pipes account and learn how to insert your tumblr tracker into them.
- 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
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.