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How To Become Tumblr Famous - Get Famous

Updated on November 3, 2014
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2014 UPDATE!

Tumblr is now the 9th most visited website on the internet, you DO NOT want to miss out on this marketing opportunity!

1. Come Up With A Niche

Your Tumblr should have a niche, or subject, to talk about. You can't just post all willy-nilly random information, unless you call your Tumblr "Random Information". You want your Tumblr to be named something appropriate to your niche. The bigger your niche, the bigger your audience.

The Top 10 Most Popular Tumblrs:

  1. staff.tumblr.com (26,420 views/day)
  2. stfumarrieds.tumblr.com (24,590 views/day)
  3. stfuparents.tumblr.com (21,623 views/day)
  4. megabytepoetry.tumblr.com (Over NINE THOUSAAAAAND views/day)
  5. juliasegal.tumblr.com (16,083 views/day)
  6. rulesformyunbornson.tumblr.com (15,542 views/day)
  7. surveyspot.tumblr.com (9,956 views/day)
  8. papertissue.tumblr.com (9,914 views/day)
  9. whatiwore.tumblr.com (9,907 views/day)
  10. kari-shma.tumblr.com (8,776 views/day)

The only way to get around this is to be female and post pictures of your boobs and you smoking marijuana. For some reason, Tumblr loves that and you will have tons of followers quickly. I don't advise this though.

RULE #1 OF BEING TUMBLR FAMOUS

Don't ask for followers, don't ask for reblogs, don't ask for anything.

That's a big no-no, and it won't make you Tumblr Famous. How many people do you see doing that every day? How many of them are Tumblr Famous? NONE.

2. Post Regularly

At least 3 posts a day, and spread them out. You can use the queue function to do this. My research shows that 2pm-10pm EST are the most popular times for people to be on Tumblr, so I would spread them out in there.

I really stress using the queue, especially if you post a lot every day. It's really annoying to log in and have 20 posts from the same blog in a row, or all with in one hour. I promise you that you will gain and KEEP more followers by spreading them out. Little doses is the key.

3. Tag Your Posts Appropriately

That's how people find you, and in turn, help you get more follows.

Use as many tags as you can think of, but ONLY use relevant tags. Try to think of things you would search for if you were looking for a post like the one you just wrote.

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4. Follow Relevant Tumblrs

You want to follow the Tumblrs of people also talking about your niche. Not only will that help you by giving you ideas for things to write about, but it will give you things to reblog, and it may get you more followers. You not only want to follow these other Tumblr blogs, but become friends with them. Yes, technically they are competition, but you know what they say: "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

Protip: Reblog their stuff every once in a while. 90% of your Tumblr posts should be original by you, but it's okay to reblog every once in a while, and you want to reblog these people because then they will start to recognize your name. And name recognition is basically the definition of Fame.

5. Build Social Media Profiles

You need to have an ACTIVE account with the same name as your blog with AT LEAST these:

The cool thing is, you can pretty much connect all of them to auto-post whenever you post to Tumblr. If you plan to make videos for your Tumblr (recommended, people love videos), I suggest posting them on YouTube and then posting the YT video on your Tumblr, instead of uploading straight to Tumblr.

If there's any other social-networking sites you know about, I would sign up for those and use them as well.

6. Get Active In The Online Community

Remember those social media profiles we set up in the last step? Yeah, lets use them.

Post to niche relevant forums, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, etc. That means, find the forums, tweeters, FaceBook pages, MySpace pages, and YouTube accounts that are talking about the same things as you, and post comments. This helps get your name and your Tumblr out there. Again, it's all about name recognition.

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