Help! You can support us by writing a personal review. Go ahead and register then pick a product you know about and write something interesting. Others will read it and perhabst become interested!

Tumblr

http://www.ereviewguide.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/260x200c/1c/34/9a/_tumblr_1320319863.png
November 03, 2011    
 
4.3 (4)
Add Media
Write Review

Publisher Details

Publisher

Tumblr is a Blog Service for Web Publishers, Writers, Individuals and maintained by Tumblr, Inc.

Tumblr Summary

Tumblr is a blog service / micro blogging tool that offers people a good start before jumping right into the serious blogging world. This platform is more visual than textual, as images dominate the posts more than long blocks of readable content. It offers free hosting for all types of users, beginners or advanced, so this means that everyone has an equal access to great features. However, advanced users might feel that something is lacking because the tool does not permit much configuration and control, especially if they have previously used WordPress or Blogger.

Tumblr Features

Tumblr registration is easy as long as you are a human, since there is captcha registration required. Upon successful registration, you will be brought to a blue page where you can opt to create your first post or perform some appearance customization.

The former lets you post texts, photos, quotes, links, chats, audios, and videos, and you can add a short description about the post. The latter leads you to a gray control panel where you can alter the theme of your blog, edit the HTML coding, add a title and a description, and change the background color. There are also options for the text type for the title and body, and you can upload your header and background image.

There are boxes you can tick if you want to show on your page the people you follow, the tags, the album art and audio podcasts, or enable jump navigation. The advanced options allow you to designate the number of posts that a page can contain, to optimize mobile layout, to open a link in a new window, to have descriptive URLs, and to promote Tumblr by showing the “Follow” button on your page.

When you post something, you have the option to publish it right away, add it to a queue, publish it on a certain date, save it as a draft, or set it as private. You can also include the content source of the post if it is lifted from a different source. Also, you can put tags, allow people to photo reply, and set a custom post URL. You can make unlimited posts for everything except for the audio upload, which only allows one upload per day of an MP3 not exceeding 10MB. Videos can be embedded from a source or uploaded, while audio can be searched via SoundCloud or lifted from an external source. Captions are optional for both audios and videos.

Users can also install tracking like google analytics to measure traffic and other statistics of your blog as well as monetize from it with advertising of different kinds.

Tumblr User Interface

Tumblr sports a clean and spacious look, and the interface is light, given that the page does not contain too many slideshows and videos. It is easy to learn for beginners, and the default options to make your blog good to go are already set for you. The dashboard, preferences, help, and logout buttons are located on the top-right corner, which allows easy access to the behind-the-scenes of the blog.

Tumblr Review

Tumblr is the right option for people who are not really into writing, but want to share thoughts and happenings in their life. It is good to setup an account if you want to follow certain people inside you social circle, or celebrities you are fond of. However, it is not recommended for bloggers and marketers just because of its limits but anyone with a tumblr blog can put up advertising like google adsense, buysellads or sell products from affiliate programs. It can otherwise be connected to an existing full-blown blog as a way for your audience or customers to immediately know about your updates.

Tumblr only requires a light learning curve, and you only need to check out everything for a few minutes in order to get the right feel of things. Beginners should try this one out first before building a blog as it introduces stuff like posting, tagging, and preferences changing. If you have tried powerful blogging platforms, getting to Tumblr is very easy and you can set up an account in minutes.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 4 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Ease Of Use 
 
4.3  (4)
Features 
 
3.8  (4)
Reliability 
 
5.0  (4)
Support 
 
4.0  (4)
Already have an account? or Create an account
I decided to give Tumblr a try, since everyone seems to be getting off of Facebook and turning to it now. It is pretty easy to use, and has lots of good features. One nice thing is that you can showcase gifs (similar to moving pictures or short video clips). I'm actually seeing what I think are way too many gifs these days. It's starting to get annoying. Not Tumblr's fault, but people are abusing it. I would rather read more interesting stories and see real pictures. Also, I suppose there are settings to change it, but I receive daily e-mails from Tumblr, which are also a bit annoying.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Ease Of Use 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Support 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Flay May 13, 2014
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (10)

Good starter blog.

I decided to give Tumblr a try, since everyone seems to be getting off of Facebook and turning to it now. It is pretty easy to use, and has lots of good features. One nice thing is that you can showcase gifs (similar to moving pictures or short video clips). I'm actually seeing what I think are way too many gifs these days. It's starting to get annoying. Not Tumblr's fault, but people are abusing it. I would rather read more interesting stories and see real pictures. Also, I suppose there are settings to change it, but I receive daily e-mails from Tumblr, which are also a bit annoying.

Was this review helpful to you? 
I would have to say the best feature for Tumblr is that it's integrated with so many other things. It makes it very easy to use Tumblr as a way to increase your brand, build backlinks to your main sites and increase your search rankings. There are even several plug-ins that allow you to post excerpts directly from your blog over to Tumblr. Tumblr has a social media aspect to it that other blog platforms don't have, so that also can help you expand your reach and increase brand awareness.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Ease Of Use 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Support 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Scott68 December 12, 2013
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (15)

Good idea to have this in your arsenal

I would have to say the best feature for Tumblr is that it's integrated with so many other things. It makes it very easy to use Tumblr as a way to increase your brand, build backlinks to your main sites and increase your search rankings. There are even several plug-ins that allow you to post excerpts directly from your blog over to Tumblr. Tumblr has a social media aspect to it that other blog platforms don't have, so that also can help you expand your reach and increase brand awareness.

Was this review helpful to you? 
This sounds strange, but one thing that I really like about Tumblr is also something I dislike. I like being able to make a few cents by allowing advertising on your page. However, I sometimes find certain ads annoying on other people's pages.

Other than that, I find Tumblr easy to use. It is very simple to go in and add any content that I choose to add, be it pictures or text. The layout options are great, with many different formats to choose from. For anyone looking to start creating their own blog, Tumblr is a great choice!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Ease Of Use 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Support 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Critque-a-lot July 23, 2013
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (4)

Easy to figure out.

This sounds strange, but one thing that I really like about Tumblr is also something I dislike. I like being able to make a few cents by allowing advertising on your page. However, I sometimes find certain ads annoying on other people's pages.

Other than that, I find Tumblr easy to use. It is very simple to go in and add any content that I choose to add, be it pictures or text. The layout options are great, with many different formats to choose from. For anyone looking to start creating their own blog, Tumblr is a great choice!

Was this review helpful to you? 
Tumblr is a site that allows you to create a blog and it's free to use. Now, it's not really ideal for a full blogging platform as it has rather a steep learning curve and it's overly image oriented. You also don't have the capabilities for customization like a full-fledged blog platform has.

However, it's a great way to post excerpts of your main blog's posts and then link back to the main site to read the rest. It takes advantage of any following you might get on Tumblr but also gives you more backlinks to help SEO your main site.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Ease Of Use 
 
3.0
Features 
 
3.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Support 
 
3.0
Reviewed by sandrajean November 05, 2011
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (5)

Nice way to create a new traffic path to your main site

Tumblr is a site that allows you to create a blog and it's free to use. Now, it's not really ideal for a full blogging platform as it has rather a steep learning curve and it's overly image oriented. You also don't have the capabilities for customization like a full-fledged blog platform has.

However, it's a great way to post excerpts of your main blog's posts and then link back to the main site to read the rest. It takes advantage of any following you might get on Tumblr but also gives you more backlinks to help SEO your main site.

Was this review helpful to you?