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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Exploring Topics to Post

While some people and companies use Tumblr strictly as a platform to promote their businesses, most folks use Tumblr as a personal blogging platform. That is, they use it to share original, personal information that directly relates to what’s going on in their life, including text posts, photos, links, video, music, chats, and quotes that support their identity.

As you delve into the world of Tumblr, you might ask yourself which direction you’d like to take your blog: business or personal. If you choose to promote your business, you can create as many static pages as needed to provide general information about your company and services, and use the main Dashboard area to blog regularly on a topic related to your business. This approach can help greatly to generate traffic and attract new customers.

If, on the other hand, you decide to use Tumblr as a tool for personal expression, what you choose to share can be directly related to your own unique interests. Here are several ideas based on specific interests:

check.png Photographer/artist: If you’re a photographer or artist, you might be interested in exclusively sharing examples of your work, making your Tumblr into the place you keep your own personal portfolio website, complete with an image gallery and static pages for a bio, resume or curriculum vitae, exhibition list, and contact information.

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