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BrendaReeves
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on 01/05/2013

I'm trying to decide how to set up my tumblr blog. Those of you who are on tumblr, could I see your blogs to get some ideas?


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Ragtimelil
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on 01/05/2013

You're welcome to visit, but I only really use it to promote wizzley.

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/cheaptwills


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BrendaReeves
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on 01/05/2013

Thanks Lana. I'm going to use it to promote Wizzley and/or Zazzle.


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Tolovaj
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on 01/05/2013

One warning about tumblr. This is the only service where I was banned. It seems I used one specific word too many times. Actually this wasn't the only problem. I was making posts every day 16 days in a row and every post had this word in (I think there was only three or four links altogether).

They killed my blog and after I asked why they told me I was doing keyword marketing.

Nothing tragic, because the audience was not right in my opinion anyway, but my advice would be: don't post every day and don't post only promotional stuff. Go easy and everything will be fine:)


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BrendaReeves
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on 01/05/2013

Thanks Tolovaj. I was working on it today and decided that I don't like the site anyway.


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/06/2013

I just hopped over to look at your link, Lil, and I don't understand - it seemed something like pinterest but without the boards to organize the photos. What am I missing?


Ragtimelil
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on 01/06/2013

Yeah, that's about it, Sheri. That's why I don't really get into it.


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cazort
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on 01/11/2013

I love Tumblr.  Here's my blog there.  Tumblr is a whole world in and of itself, with its own peculiar culture, and various sometimes tight-knit communities.

In my experience, though, it is quite poor for business and marketing purposes.

I see Tumblr as an intensely personal platform.  I've found that Tumblr is a place where it's very easy to form close emotional bonds with people, as well as a great place to get engagement from more emotional and personal ideas.

The site's main demographic is teenage girls and college girls.  Check Alexa's stats to see this for yourself--the site is heavily skewed towards a younger female audience.  I think that tells you something.  If you want to engage with a lot of teen angst, it's probably the best site to be on.  It can be a great place to converse about topics like depression, eating disorders, problems with school, parents, relationships, tension with culture, and the like.  My posts on these topics have often attracted a lot of attention.  I find I've also learned a lot through participating in the site, although I've only been active on it for a matter of weeks.

Other people I know find Tumblr a great place for sharing fanfic, art, and photography.  The site is great for this.  I think the site is best for visual media.  Memes thrive on it.

I do link to a variety of other resources from my Tumblr blog, but I haven't received much traffic through these posts yet.

And please do us all a favor and don't spam Tumblr or other sites.  If you're posting every day with links to the same site, that looks like spam to me.  What are your intentions going in?  Do you want to genuinely connect with other users on the site?  If you are just going to go there to promote something like Wizzley or some other site, I'd say to stay away--those are the types of blogs that I'd report as spam.


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
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