7 Awesome Reasons to Use Tumblr

Use Tumblr – 7 Awesome Reasons to Use It!

Do you use Tumblr? I had set up an account years ago for one of our retail websites and just dabbled with it. Recently I worked on writing a piece for the RISBJ and wanted to included Tumblr as a blogging platform. I was amazed at some of the things I learned about Tumblr and wanted to share a few here. You may want to consider to use Tumblr after reading this.

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  1. Tumblr is short and sweet. Like my favorite Twitter. You can blog a quote, you can blog a paragraph or blog away until your heart’s content.
  2. Tumbler is easy. Yes, it is really easy! Pick your theme from hundreds to choose from and you are ready to go. Many are free and you can pay for customized themes.
  3. You can have affiliate programs or ads on Tumblr. A great reason to use Tumblr !
  4. You can email your posts to your Tumblr blog. How easy is that? Even from your mobile phone too.
  5. You own your own work on Tumbler  – Tumblr has a  creator-friendly Terms of Service means you keep your own copyright. Dozens of Tumblr blogs have even received book deals! (according to Tumbler)
  6. You can set up pages on your micro-blog there too.
  7. It’s all FREE to use Tumblr. No hosting needed.  BUT of course the danger there is that if you violate any terms you can be shut down, remember that wordpress blog that went POOF?

What really amazed me were these following websites are a Tumblr site:

  • IBM – They actually have 4 sites there.
  • Huggies – I love the name of this one – Highchair Critics. They really get creative on this blog.
  • The Boston Globe – The Globe has several micro blogs there as well.
  • Rolling Stone – This one does not even look like a tumblr blog – it really looks like a WordPress blog at first glance.
  • CNN Money Tech – Another blog that I would have not guessed is done on Tumblr.

 Have you ever used Tumblr and do you like it? Will you consider to use Tumblr now?

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32 comments On 7 Awesome Reasons to Use Tumblr

  • I’m glad you mentioned this post again Lisa. I’ve been using Tumblr a lot more frequently lately and I absolutely LOVE it! There are so many inspiring people out there PLUS you can ramble away about your own stuff! I’ve been checking my blog views as well and I do get some traffic from Tumblr so I think it’s an overall effective tool! :mrgreen:
    Bren recently posted..Stand By Your ManMy Profile

  • You’ve made me curious about Tumblr. I guess what holds me back is that I already have a macro blog, so what have I to gain from a micro one?

    Still, I can feel the cogs turning in my head. Maybe a Tumblr micro blog would be good for a very finely honed niche?


    Thanks for this post!
    p.s. Like you, I adore Twitter! 🙂
    Mental Mosaic recently posted..Top Tips for Chatting on TwitterMy Profile

  • Great post! I think a lot of people simply don’t give Tumblr a chance, despite all these great features you’ve described. And those Tumblr sites you’ve chosen to highlight are all awesome. I never would have guessed it was the platform! (aside from the “join tumblr” in the corner, I suppose…)
    Andrew Walsh recently posted..Are Texting and Tweeting Destroying the English Language?My Profile

  • Agree tumbler are most favorite free products for free blog makers even most of people like its because of it’s user friendly environment and free template and hosting support.
    Rizwan Sultane recently posted..Hardware KeyloggersMy Profile

  • I have never used tumblr, maybe it is time for me to try it out. I have always used facebook and eventually moved on to twitter and now there is tumblr, i just cant keep up, but thank you for sharing this with us and i will be sure to give it a try.
    Andrew recently posted..10 Questions You Should AskMy Profile

  • hey Lisa. I’ve heard Tumblr from various sources, i didnt created any account though. But after reading your post i may just want to show up my self to Tumblr. you never know it could be useful to learn new things from new Bloggers. thank you for your info have a great day Cheers 🙂
    Sunil Prajapat recently posted..5 Best Tips for Posting Videos and Images OnlineMy Profile

  • I’ve totally been avoiding Tumblr. With FB, Twitter and my WordPress blogs, its so overwhelming to take on yet another social media platform. Plus I’ve visited other people’s tumblr pages and didn’t like the layout.
    Michelle recently posted..A New Outlook: It’s Never Too Late to Start OverMy Profile

    • Hi Michelle, I felt that way once too but after doing some research I may start another to really get the feel of it. It can be overwhelming being on so many networks and blogging at the same time as well as working. Actually, quite overwhelming at times!

  • I did not realise that Tumblr was used by so many top companies. I just checked cnnmoneytech and it looks great. It has a PR of 7. That is something to boast about. I might get a Tumblr blog and blog on it for a while and see how it goes.
    Shalu Sharma recently posted..I Am Being Googled?My Profile

  • While I have heard about Tumblr, I have even thought about using it. I have heard about famous people and other large companies – besides the ones you listed – use Tumblr quite a lot. I started with Blogger, and am now using WordPress, which is enough for me.
    Paul Salmon recently posted..Laptop or Netbook? How to Make a Choice Between the TwoMy Profile

  • Thanks for sharing. I recently opened a Tumblr account and I am in the process of trying to figure it out. I wonder does it make sense to have a blog and a bog at Tumblr too, or am I just repeating myself?
    This Busy Life recently posted..Using the Power of Questions to Be in ChargeMy Profile

    • Check out the samples I included, I would name it differently and never duplicate the exact same content. I loved the high chair example for Huggies.

  • Nice Lisa. Here what we call share knowledge 😉 I’ve used Tumblr once when I try out blog platforms. Tumblr was my friends’ choice and it’s really easy to set up. Actually it has nice designs that you won’t see anywhere. However my choice was Blogger and second is a battle among Tumblr & WordPress.

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  • I never realized exactly how cool Tumblr is! Thank you for sharing this, I will definitely be putting it on top of my things to do list 🙂 Maybe I can get picked up for a book deal! That would be awesome.
    Dawn recently posted..Enjoying Life No Matter WhatMy Profile

  • I just had someone comment on my blog so since she’s never been there before I always check out their blog. It was Tumblr and it looked really good too.

    I’ve never used it but continue to hear great things about their site. I’m looking into possible starting some web 2.0 sites and it’s on my list of ones to check out.

    Thanks for doing this review Lisa. That really did help.

    Hey, hope you’re enjoying your day!

    Adrienne recently posted..How To Get Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

    • Isn’t it amazing what they can do with Tumblr Adrienne? It was amazing checking out some of the top blogs over there. It inspired me to set up a feed and analytics on ours to see where it goes. Stay tuned!

  • Hi Lisa,

    I have actually never used Tumblr. I set up an account a long time ago, because I thought that I was going to use it. But, what happened was that I couldn’t find a reason why I should. I had more than enough to do on my blog and with the social media things happening, so I just stopped before I got started.

    Now, that you’ve added some reasons to why, I might have to take a closer look at it again 🙂
    Jens P. Berget recently posted..15 Minutes of Marketing and The End of AdvertisingMy Profile

    • Hi Jens, I was pretty impressed when I did some research on the type of blogs that were there. It was not the first impression I had of Tumblr.

  • Oh my, it’s funny you’ve posted about this because I just commented on Latorsha’s blog that if I stumble upon a Tumblr blog, forget it. I’m not subscribing or even attempting to comment. :mrgreen: When I first started blogging, I had one. I found so many porn sites out there, I just deleted my account. Creep me out. 😯 I’m glad you found some good use for it. 😛

    • That is funny Brenda, and I too ran into that. Once I did I would stop following those types of blogs which were quite graphic. That’s why I was so amazed when I did the research that big companies were using it very well. I’m glad I didn’t quit it and have picked it up a notch and will monitor what it does, etc.

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