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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Liking Posts

Liking a post is the Tumblr way to tell someone that you enjoyed, agreed with, or (well, okay) liked his or her post. You can like someone’s posts from your Dashboard or from within that person’s Tumblr blog, and you can unlike any post you’ve liked should you ever change your mind.

Here’s the lowdown on liking and unliking:

check.png Liking from your Dashboard: To like a post from within your Tumblr Dashboard, click the gray heart-shaped Like icon at the top of the blog post (refer to Figure 6-2). After you click the icon, the heart turns red, and a note about your liking it gets added automatically as a note to that post.

On your own blog, the like note says You liked this, but on everyone else’s blog, the note will say YOURNAME liked this with a mini-version of your profile picture and a link back to your blog, as shown in Figure 6-5. That link is one of Tumblr’s many ways of encouraging people to explore, network, like, and reblog each other’s posts.

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Figure 6-5: When you like a post, the note on the other blog includes your profile picture, blog name, and a link to your blog.

check.png Liking from a blog: To like a post directly from another person’s blog, click the heart-shaped ...

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