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Tips and Tricks for Tumblr Bloggers

A few months back, wrote a post Explore Tumblr Using TumVue about a great site that made viewing my Tumblr blog much easier. Scratch that!

Maybe there's a black cloud that follows me online, but for some unknown reason the site is now returning a 500 Error!

Oh well! No big deal. At least it didn't cause any massive data or content loss and not a lot of my time was invested. Pressing on.

Will continue finding and testing other free tools and resources to make posting and sharing via my various Tumblr blogs quicker and easier. If you can find tools or resources that work it's like having an extra pair of hands. If you're using your blogs to generate income, and you have a tight budget, "extra hands" are a real plus.

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grandma20121 wrote on November 27, 2015, 10:31 PM

have you tried sharing them on social media sites like facebook or twitter or is this not allowed?

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 27, 2015, 10:38 PM

Oh yes! I share at most of the popular social sites.

MegL wrote on November 28, 2015, 12:49 AM

I remember reading that post. Tumvue looked interesting. It's a pity if it has been withdrawn.

BarbRad wrote on November 28, 2015, 1:42 AM

It seems it have to spend more time promoting on social media than writing these days. I do use Buffer and Hootsuite free versions to help me schedule.

cheri wrote on November 28, 2015, 3:20 AM

I have a Tumbler account but not have been very active on it

Paulie wrote on November 28, 2015, 4:01 AM

Thanks for sharing your posts. What is a 500 error?

AliCanary wrote on November 28, 2015, 10:19 AM

I like looking at stuff on Tumblr but don't have an account. I don't hit social media very hard, as it can be quite a time-suck.

markgraham wrote on November 28, 2015, 3:17 PM

I was looking for other sites to write for, but since I received an email from a site I applied for a long time ago now offering a way for bloggers to write for them now. I have been writing for them and they are sticklers for well researched papers. The site is ArticleDocument and they have editors that are the sticklers but I like that it makes me like I am writing for a newspaper or a magazine. I have has one published by them so far and working on two others. I just started about two weeks ago.

Rufuszen wrote on November 28, 2015, 5:25 PM

I thought Tumblr was like Flickr, must remember to have a look sometime

AuraGael wrote on November 29, 2015, 12:24 PM

I get so dizzy using Tumblr. When you sign in, you get the feed of course and then all these gifs and posts. I get distracted too easily too and there is definitely a learning curve involved with Tumblr that I have not really found in other blogging platforms. People complain about wordpress but I find the dashboard pretty easy.

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:07 PM

#Wordpress really is a blogging platform. The thing that gets people confused with is that it's a combined microblogging platform and social network … so you have serious bloggers on there and then you have folks that are just wanting to socialize and hang out. Not sure of the direction the original owner intended to take when he started this site but it became so popular that YAHOO! acquired it. It's got something going on because well-known businesses use it, work-at-home bloggers like me use it, as well as young kids who love anime or are just trying to make friends in cyberspace. It has a really varied user base. Your first peek at the Tumblr universe can be kind of dizzying. But I stuck with it and I like it!

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:10 PM

Yep. I can understand how you related Tumblr to Flickr. My daughter is an artist and has a Tumblr blog. For a long time I thought Tumblr was only for artists and photographers. Then one day I realized you could create a free blog. Figured it was worth a try.

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:14 PM

I like sites where the Editors are kind of “picky”. The first site that I submitted a writing sample to had editors and they gave your articles a serious work-over before publishing. It was a great way to learn how to present your content online. They gave really good pointers to help you improve your writing. You're already a good writer so the site you mentioned sounds perfect for you. Wish you success! :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:21 PM

Were it not for the sites, I don't know how I would find a possible reading audience for my blogs and/or a potential customer base for my affiliate marketing websites. It's where the people are these days. I jumped on the band wagon because I saw my kids on sites like MySpace. Didn't really know what, who, where, how … just followed what other people did. Even my friends at church are on the networks. I'm like “Oh well! Better dive in!”

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:24 PM

"500 Error! Something went badly wrong there, we'll get it fixed ASAP." That's what it says. That's all I know. (O.o)

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:32 PM

There are some folks on PersonaPaper and similar social blogging sites who use Tumblr to share their links. The original aim of the site owner was to make sharing effortless. It's very easy to share your own material and/or share and properly credit content belonging to others by directing readers to the original source.

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:35 PM

I love Buffer for scheduling your post shares. Tried HootSuite once. Do they still have a free plan? I thought they weren't offering the free plan any more.

cmoneyspinner wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:39 PM

Actually I don't know what's wrong with the site. It's still there. It doesn't say Domain For Sale or anything like that. It just gives error messages. Maybe the owners are trying to fix it. Don't know. (O.o)

markgraham wrote on December 1, 2015, 12:57 PM

Thank you so much for the compliment. You are too.

BarbRad wrote on December 2, 2015, 2:23 AM

I still use the free plan for four Twitter accounts. I just can't use it to schedule posts that have images.