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(First post) Overall Tumblr Innocence : Planning | In search for Tips.

Discussion in 'Tumblr' started by Extraordinare, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Extraordinare

    Extraordinare Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I have been lurking this category for about a day or two. I am a very slow learner (low IQ), and English is not my first language. I try my best to understand and comprehend each post that somewhat useful to newbies such as myself, but I am failing to do so.

    I want to create a Tumblr blog, maybe at the end of this week (really, I have no idea what I am doing). I have already seen a post where you could automate the process of your blog by using IFTTT. I have also read about using a program called, "iMacros" to auto-like and follow different blogs of the same "niche". In addition, I have also read about monetizing your blog but I have a vague understanding on this because I have been on tumblr, and there is almost no ads at all. It is very clean. I have no intention of using money to grow my upcoming blog, at least, for now. I want to see something happening with my blog for a motivation to invest on it in the future. I am planning to put what I have found into action by the end of this week.

    I have a couple of questions, still.

    1. Is there a way to make it easier to understand and use iMacros easily, or a very detailed guideline for me to understand it completely? I am not planning on using fake accounts or bots to accumulate ghost followers.

    2. Is there someone out here who could give out a friendly advice, knowledge, and tips into starting a blog? What genre or "niche" is the most popular one and easy to manage? (I'm into inspirational, motivational, and love quotes though) but nonetheless, I would like to hear your opinions.

    3. Is there any Useful links, or guides that is already in the forum that would certainly help me out at current plans? Please provide them in the comment section below, thank you.

    4. What other social networking site shall I connect with my upcoming Tumblr blog that will generate more followers in the future? For example, instagram, twitter, etc. Let me know what you think.

    5. Do you have anything you would like to say about my overall planned Tumblr blog? I would like some insights and constructive criticism about it. Thank you.
     
  2. larpish

    larpish Newbie

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    To monetize, people use external sites that they send tumblr users to. I haven't gotten to that part myself, as I'm mostly just playing around with my current nsfw blog, but I can give you a few tips:

    You can use ifttt with dropbox to upload pictures in bulk to your queue. I personally have different folders in my dropbox, connected to tumblr via different "actions" in ifttt. With this, you can set up different captions and different tags, and then just drop pictures into the folders from your computer depending on what types of posts you want to make.

    Another thing you could try out is bulk reblogging via a Chrome plugin called "plus queue"

    For getting followers, I use an iMacros script to like a few hundred posts from a search, and go to my "likes" page and manually follow everyone who have reblogged those posts (up until i hit the limit of 200 follwed/day). I have also found iMacros scripts to follow everyone who have interacted (reblogs+likes), but I rather spend the extra time to reach those who are more likely to spread my content (not just look at it).

    Image clickthrough-links are extremely annoying in my opinion, but sometimes I use them to point to the specific page on my blog where the image is. In order to do this, you need to first post the picture, and then edit in the link after the post have showed up on your blog page. (I havent found a way to get the url in advance)
     
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