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Tumblr - 5 Reasons Why You Should Make One

Updated on June 22, 2012

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Why Should I Have a Tumblr?

Don’t get me wrong, I know Tumblr is already one of the most popular blogging platforms out there, but of all the famous ones, I believe Tumblr still didn’t get much appreciation.

In fact, some websites still don’t have the option to share on Tumblr.

People recently are now starting to turn their heads to Tumblr and start making a Tumblelog (Tumblr blog). They now realize the big potential, benefits, and possibilities of having a Tumblelog.

I'm going to try to list down the main benefits of having a Tumblelog.

All of these features can be seen on Tumblr.

It is a blog where you can share anything with your followers (could be fans or friends), whether personal or commercial.

You can also make your personal blog and your business blog separate if you wanted, for privacy reasons perhaps.

But, it is best used combined in my opinion, because your fans, not only your friends, do want to know what you’ve been up to.

1. It’s a Blog, a Facebook, and a Twitter Combined

Most popular blogs whether personal or professional are usually just a website with full of information about their particular niche. It doesn’t need to be the product they’re selling, but instead that particular niche in which they have expertise. It is constantly updated with what’s new and what currently is the trend.

Your Facebook Profile, in the other hand, is more personal where you share with your friends and family your current status or what you’ve been up to. You can post texts, photos, and videos.

A Facebook Page, in addition to Facebook profile, is more of a commercial page than personal, but instead of having your friends seeing your constantly updated status; your fans would see them.

Twitter is a microblogging platform where you are able to post 140 characters of message (which is called a tweet) to your followers.

2. The Power of Re-blogging

Just like twitter where you can re-tweet other people’s tweets, the same feature is also available on Tumblr, only it is called reblog.

A high quality and informative blog post can easily spread out across Tumblr users when a follower reblogs your blog post, and his/her followers again re-blogs it making it visible to all of their followers, and it just goes on and on and on.

If your blog is interesting and appealing, and your posts are of high quality showing good creativity and ideas, you’ll surely win followers.

Imagine putting a back link to your website in your tumblr post, and then it was re-blogged. You instantly have just got multiple back links, hence, improving your website’s exposure to thousands and contributing to its Search Engine Optimization.


3. Customizable Theme

This is one feature that Facebook lacks; it is the ability for its users to customize the look of their theme. Many Facebook users have already raised the issue to the Facebook Management, so they’ve come up with Facebook Pages.

Yes, Facebook Pages are customizable but still it isn’t comparable with the Tumblr experience, and Facebook Page is only best used for commercial purposes. Of course, you’ll use your Facebook profile for personal use than your page.

All blogging platforms have customizable themes but Tumblr stands out when we talk about ease of use and simplicity, yet sophisticated. You can choose from a very wide selection of choices on Tumblr's Theme Garden. There are lots of free themes available for use.


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Above is a screenshot of Tumblr's Theme Garden, and there shown is the total number of Tumblr Users to date.

Currently, there are about 19 million users around the world and surely this will continually and constantly go up in no time. It was reported that there were 6 million users last year on July 2010.

This clearly shows that Tumblr is quickly rising to fame and starts getting more appreciation. The community is fast growing.

If you want to see the exact detail of Tumblr's statistics, you can view it in Quantcast. See screenshot below.

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4. Community Focused

Follow, be followed, re-blog posts, get your posts re-blogged, like posts, be liked, ask, be asked, promote blogs, be promoted, recommend a blog, and be recommended.

Users are also able to contribute submissions with each other. This is clearly all of Tumblr users working together, helping each other, interacting, conversing, and contributes with each other.

It is easy for someone’s blog to become famous especially if it is interesting and appealing to everyone. It’s a very social, active, helpful, and creative community.

5. Highly Addictive

When you’ve just started, things will be a bit difficult and you would feel like crawling yourself out of the cave to get exposure. Things are going to be slow, but when you started picking up and get more followers, things can go frenzy.

A single post can be viral and could spread out all over Tumblr instantly. When you start gaining recognition, you’d certainly feel more engaged, and it’s what makes the Tumblr experience different from other social networking sites.

If you have talents, why not share it with the world using Tumblr and be discovered and be another valuable contributor to the community.

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    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thanks, gamerelated. Thank you for sharing that to us. It surely is something that shouldn't be overlooked.

    • Gamerelated profile image

      Gamerelated 

      6 years ago from California

      This is a great article. You left out my favorite reason to get a Tumblr: You can monetize it using AdSense. You did a great job on covering the best features of Tumblr. Keep up the good work.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      The first paragraph on my reply was meant to be for the other hub. LoL!

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Hello WannaBWriter, as for the "follow for follow," I still choose people to follow. I especially look for people who's socially active in the community and who's someone I can interact with. Usually, these porn-oriented tumblelogs are just spammers in the community and is waiting to be banned.

      As for the re-blogging, I'm not sure if there are posts you cannot reblog. I think you can reblog every posts in Tumblr. Maybe, you'll just need to try a little harder looking where that button is. So far, I haven't seen anything like this. If it's a message though, it can't re-blogged.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I'm still having trouble figuring out re-blogging. Sometimes it's easy. But sometimes there is no re-blogging symbol to click -- even on the original post. Are there certains kinds of posts that cannot be re-blogged? The one I had trouble with was a link to an article.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Yes it is indeed, htodd. We should really utilize all its features to enjoy the benefits.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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      htodd 

      6 years ago from United States

      Tumblr is great blogging platform ,We should use this

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Yes WannaB Writer, people there are mostly teens who mostly shares almost only photographs of their activities from day to day. They wouldn't care much commenting.

      However, the reblog feature is what makes Tumblr very effective in making one post viral. Just one quality post has a possibility of being shared all throughout the Tumblr community.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I just started my Tumblr last night. What frustrates me most is that it doesn't seem to be easy for people to comment. I installed Disqus, but so far there's nothing. You have encouraged me to keep going.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      The-BestMousetrap

      LoL. Indeed. HubPages is addictive as well.

    • The-BestMouseTrap profile image

      Pam Valentine 

      6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

      Great stuff, voted up and useful. Highly addictive? I think hubpages is highly addicitve, I can't take another addiction lol.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Check it out phdast7. You'll find Tumblr a very useful social media platform. You'll get a decent amount of traffic from there and you can also share things you couldn't here in HubPages. I'm glad you find this useful.

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub Never heard of Tumblr before. I don't care for FaceBook or Twitter, but I have been on HupPages for three months and I love it. I just may check out Tumblr. Thanks for all the information.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I'd sure to check it out Tina.

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      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      I love tumblr too! This is has been the avenue where I share my OPM rock band's music. You might want to check it out @ www.tinaamihan.tumblr.com :)

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      Moses Jones 

      7 years ago

      Tumblr is on its way up. For one thing, it is very easy to get traffic to your blog and it is a lot like a community. Niche blog, share fun stuff. Just have fun with it.

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      DeAd Dolls Inc 

      7 years ago

      Love Tumblr I use it for all my NICHE Blogging. The fact that you can put in TAGs and people can search TUMBLR makes TUMBLR an amazing blogging site. Better than blogger because there not going around deleting your blog if they deem it "Spam", etc.

      Plus the ability to customize THEMES, etc makes it for me on of the best sites out there for blogging social networking etc.

      -DD

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