If you are looking for a simple and swift way to start a blog, then Tumblr is your go-to website. It is free of cost and fairly simple to use. Read and follow the tips and steps to easily create a blog on Tumblr.
What Is Tumblr?
The app owes its name to tumblelog. It was a type of blog that mainly focused on quick posts, usually made from media like quotes, music, and imagery.
In 2007, two Americans David Karp and Marco Arment realized the growing popularity of such blogs and finally decided to capitalize on the popularity of the blogs. So they established a free platform that allowed its users to create blogs. The website was an instant success gaining 75000 users within the first two weeks.
The term tumblelog is no longer being used anywhere. However, Tumblr is now branded as a blog service and has over 465 millions of blogs and also over half a billion visitors monthly.
The chances of you encountering a Tumblr post without realizing it are fairly high. Even famous pop star Taylor Swift has one.
How to Start a Tumblr Account
Signing up on Tumblr and creating is fairly easy, and no technical knowledge is needed for doing so. It may take a few minutes of your time, and you will be good to go. Here is how:
1. Go to the official page of Tumblr.
2. Provide an Email, Username, and Password.
3. Tap Sign up.
4. Provide your age. You must be at least 13 years or older and 16 years old if an EU resident.
5. Choose any five topics of your liking.
That easily, you have a Tumblr account. You can change your username if you want to. After this, you will be taken to your Tumblr dashboard where there already be posts related to the topics you picked. You can find Pages or People you would like to follow.
Steps for Customizing Your Tumblr Blog
You should make sure that the blog you are about to create must reflect your personal style. So to customize your blog, you need to:
1. Tap on Account option on the top right.
2. Tap Edit Appearance.
3. Select the Pencil icon to change your existing username.
4. Tap Edit Theme and choose any theme of your liking.
Steps to Make a Tumblr Post
To start, first, go back to the dashboard. You will find a panel at the top where several types of contents will be listed like Texts, Link, Audio, Video, etc. Choose whichever you want.
The Text will allow posting a blog with texts. While by choosing Video, you can either post a link or a complete video. A Quote allows you to either link a source or post some fabled words.
After clicking Post, your blog will go up and will be visible to everyone. You can Edit or Delete a post by clicking the Cog Option.