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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Following Other Blogs

One of the ways you can interact with others on Tumblr is to follow (subscribe to) the blogs that interest you. In fact, anyone who has a Tumblr account can follow as many Tumblr blogs as they like. That means you can follow others and others can follow you until the cows come home. Finding blogs to follow (see Chapter 8 for tips) is a fun and fascinating way to explore your interests.

Becoming a follower

After you’ve discovered a Tumblr blog you’re interested in following, becoming a follower is as simple as clicking the Follow button, which is usually located at the top- or bottom-right side of the Tumblr blog’s theme, as shown in Figure 6-1. You can track the posts of the site you’re following through your Tumblr Dashboard.

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Figure 6-1: Click the Follow button to follow a blog.

Viewing posts from blogs you’re following

Posts from the Tumblr blogs you’re following, as well as your own posts and any posts you’ve reblogged, are listed in the Dashboard area. At the top of each post, you’ll see post details such as reblog information (who reblogged it from where), a note count (described in the next section), a link to reblog the post, and a heart icon to like the post (see Figure 6-2). (For more on the Like feature, see “Liking Posts,” later in this chapter.)

You can tell how many blogs you’re following by looking at the Following button on the Dashboard sidebar. ...

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