Welcome to Tumblr For Dummies, Portable Edition! This book is your personal guide to using Tumblr. In the following pages, you’ll discover everything you need to create a Tumblr account, pick a theme, and start blogging.
Did you know that Tumblr currently hosts more than 46 million free blogs on the Internet? With more than 18 billion (yeah, billion) total posts, that’s more than 55 million posts or 545 million page views happening on Tumblr each day. Sounds like a hot trend, right? It is.
Billed as a “platform for self-expression,” Tumblr is the fastest-growing, free micro-blogging social media service that is addictive and fun to use. No matter where you are in the world, no matter what time of day, you can share anything you want on your Tumblr blog including text, photos, quotes, chats, links, music, and video, all from the convenience of your browser, phone, computer desktop, or e-mail. What’s more, with over a thousand themes to choose from, you can customize your own Tumblr page with different graphics, colors, and fonts, and even modify a theme’s HTML.
You can also connect Tumblr to your Facebook and Twitter accounts so that anytime you post to Tumblr, your other accounts will be updated automatically too. Talk about convenient.
Another reason for Tumblr’s popularity is the fact that you can like and reblog other Tumblr users’ posts. Finding out that someone liked your post or reblogged it is a special feeling that makes you want to post more.
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