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Some observations and questions using Tumblr

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by frestevo, May 29, 2013.

  1. frestevo

    frestevo Newbie

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    I just started constructing a blog on Tumblr 4 days ago, I'm just building up content for about a week, and then I will look for methods to get a lots followers, which is of course the basic need if you want to monetize your Tumblr in any way.

    I'm posting original content about 10-15 times a day, like pics, articles about games, previews, also stuff about a sports bettors point of view, so I'm trying some more serious stuff too, and then of course I reblog about 10-15 times a day, a lots of time adding some comment to them, also a lots of times putting some tags to them, if they were without tags (my original content always has tags).

    I want to attract to my blog sport fans for US and Canada pro and college team sports primordially, and if they are sports fans but also doing sport betting at some level, even better.

    Now, I hope there are here some guys with a lots more experience in Tumblr so I'm wondering if my observation so far from the the Tumblr blogs I visited, I follow, or got followers from is true:

    From what I see so far, and it's disappointing, no more than maximum 20% of all Tumblr users are over 21 years old.
    So those under this age are practically useless for future monetizing purpose (not because they are legally under age in US for ex, but just because they are "kids", not serious, without money, etc.). Only thing useful which can they still do if following you is to reblog your posts (which is still something, actually can help a lot).

    Or maybe I'm wrong, I got this impression because I was looking just at the different team sports fans kind of blogs, (also I checked the NSFW porn blogs)? Maybe mature people are to be find in other niches of Tumblr blogs, but not related to sports, teams, players? Hard to believe though...


    I wanted initially to begin a blog in the porn area, but then I read that about 19% of all blogs at Tumblr are porn related, the market there is quite saturated, and with the new Yahoo ownership even if they will still allow these porn blogs to live there, but for sure they will not encourage porn to get a bigger slice from the whole of Tumblr than it takes now.

    Maybe you also could give some advice what to do to get things going better (I have 13 followers after 3 days, and never ever asked anyone to follow me).

    Thanks.
     
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  2. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    I suggest you make a website then using that tumblr blog and drive traffic to your site
     
  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    A pretty good way to get new followers when you start a new blog on tunmblr and get the ball rolling is using the free website tumbletrain . com

    It's kind of a follow for follow site :)

    Hope that helps you out!
     
  4. Videodrome

    Videodrome Newbie

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    1. Don't post anything on Tumblr that requires the slightest bit of an attention span.
    2. Reblog the shit out of posts in your niche.
     
  5. frestevo

    frestevo Newbie

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    Hmmm, but then how I would reach that more mature niche, those who would spend money later on sports teams' stuff, sports betting picks, sports betting ebooks, etc related to sports? Because I think only those are able to have some attention span. Attention span would also be a major difference between "kids" and more mature people IMO.

    Now I'm posting daily about 6-9 times stuff that needs attention (games analysis, results, scores. previews - all these either from the viewpoint of the simple sports fan or from of those who are interested in sports betting), then other 6-9 times "easy" stuff - game reviews only in pics (multiple pics in a single post), cheerleader pics, fun sports pics, and other pics, and besides to all these I reblog about 8-14 times a day.

    I spend a lots of time throwing together my "original" content, even if I do not write the articles. If I would post only stuff that requires a very short attention span, I would spent a heck of a shorter time daily doing this, I would finish everything in an hour.

    My Tumblr account is connected to Twitter and a facebook page, I have set up both these in the same time with my tumblr, so everything I blog or reblog on Tumblr will also show up at those accounts. Sure I don't have followers at those places either yet.

    I'm doing something wrong, I mean my way of thinking is wrong?
     
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