Creating Your Account
To create your first Tumblr account, follow these steps:
1. Start by visiting
, where you see the signup screen as shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1: The Tumblr signup screen.
2. In the first two fields, enter a valid e-mail address and a password of your choice.
3. In the URL field, enter a name for your blog.
The name can be anything you like, such as your name or a title that describes your blog. If another member already has the blog name you want, keep trying new names until you find one that is available. When selecting a name, keep in mind that because hosting and storage are free to users, all new sites are created as subdomains of the Tumblr website. This means that if you name your Tumblr account “spoonobsession,” your Tumblr web address becomes
You may change the URL of your Tumblr account at any time on your Blog Settings page. In addition, you may delete unused accounts and create new ones at any time.
4. After you’ve filled out all the fields on the signup screen, click the Start Posting! button.
If you see the anti-spam CAPTCHA dialog box, enter the text you see onscreen in the text field and click the I’m Human! button to proceed.
5. Next, check your e-mail.
Tumblr sends you a welcome e-mail ...