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Everyday I’m. ing :. Getting the most out of Tumblr as a librarian. What is Tumblr ?. Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to share discovered content via reblogging and create findable content via tags. What it isn’t…. It isn’t platform for “long” posts

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everyday i m

Everyday I’m

ing:

Getting the most out of Tumblr as a librarian

what is tumblr
What isTumblr?
  • Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to share discovered content via reblogging and create findable content via tags
what it isn t
What it isn’t…
  • It isn’t platform for “long” posts
  • It isn’t often used professionally except in the cases of institutions in general and visual artists
  • It isn’t often used as a main blogging platform for bloggers in general (except, again, in the case of visual artists)
why use tumblr
Why use Tumblr?
  • One of the fastest growing social networking sites, Tumblr
    • Currently hosts over 70 million blogs
    • Ranked 14 on Quantcast
    • Available in 12 languages
    • 42% of its traffic is U.S.-based
    • See more on Tumblr’sAbout page
what these blogs have in common
What These Blogs Have In Common
  • Links to their other social network sites
  • Lots of tags on their posts
  • Less text, more visuals
  • Share buttons for other social networks
  • What else can you think of?
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Find blogs to follow through tags-Use the tag search bar -Browse the curated list Tumblr maintains for certain tags

Following Posts on Tumblr

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Followed blogs are collected on a user’s dashboard where they can interact with those blogs by liking, reblogging, or replying to them
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Comments do not exist on Tumblr. However, users can option to receive questions on their Tumblr accounts for their readers to see
posting on tumblr
Posting on Tumblr
  • Tumblr uses a WYSIWYG editor, which is much like what is found on Blogger and Wordpress.
    • WYSIWYG= What You See Is What You Get
    • Very user-friendly
    • Little tech experience needed
    • Can easily post links, original text, pictures, etc.
    • Free themes
posting anywhere
Posting Anywhere
  • Go to Tumblr’s About page and explore howTumblr allows you to post in multiple ways
    • E-mail
    • Phone in an Audio Post
    • Download mobile apps for Android or iPhone
knowing what to post
Knowing What to Post
  • Always consider
    • Your library’s materials and services
      • Do you have anything notable in your collection?
      • What are your events?
    • Your patrons and their interests
      • Who are your patrons?
      • What would they find useful and/or fun?
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