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Tumblr is a social media site that doesn’t really seem to get its share of fame in my opinion. Having played around with the site for a few years it wasn’t until several months ago that I actually started to try to understand all of its wonderful features!
Make A Blog On Tumblr
You can use the Tumblr news feed to build backlinks for your pictures, articles and videos but the real power comes from the ability to make a blog on Tumblr. Tumblr, unlike Blogger allows you to make a menu, add a header, customize your site and then autopost to the blog so that you always have fresh content.
This video will show you how to set up your own Tumblr blog. I do wander a bit in the video. This is how I live my life and figure stuff out. It should encourage you to explore the edges of your proficiency too.
Step by step video that explains how to Make A Blog On Tumblr
Jim Henderson of HowToMakeUseof.com has written a pretty comprehensive article complete with pictures of how to set up your own personal Tumblr blog:
There are almost countless ways to create a blog these days. Blogger and WordPress are the big players. We’ve discussed them both before at great length, but there is no shortage of other options and tools.
However, if you want to create a blog which contains rich media, and you don’t know (or don’t want to know) much about the technology it sits on, then it’s hard to beat the simplicity and capability of Tumblr.
The site, and the technology, are free to use. Customisation capability is high, and advertisements are only very seldom shown.
If you’re an experienced blogger then you might have some trouble with hitting the edges of what’s possible, but the casual or new blogger is in great hands here. For those in the know, a quick note. Tumblr uses templates based on CSS. You can customise that extensively. Now go do that while I talk to the new folk, okay? [finish the article here]
Once you have created your tumblr blog be sure to set up auto postings to your blog through onlywire.com or IFTTT
How IFTTT works: An overview
IFTTT (an acronym for If This Then That) connects two services together so that an action from one service triggers an action at another.
You could have an email trigger a tweet, or a Facebook post could trigger a download. I’m getting a little ahead of myself, though. There are lots of these connections (IFTTT calls them “recipes”) down below.
Once you sign up for your free IFTTT account, you start connecting different channels such as email or Facebook. IFTTT has 100 channels in all, and it is constantly adding to its lineup.
Here are the major social media services that work with IFTTT:
- Facebook (profiles, pages, and groups)
Kevin Lee gives a great explanation of how to use IFTTT works and how to get the most out of it over in his article the Big List of IFTTT Recipes For Social Media
Using free resources to build backlinks for your money generating sites pays huge dividends. Learning to make a Tumblr blog is one of the basic skills that will serve you well in your affiliate marketing efforts.
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