How to Use Tumblr

Tumblr is a popular blogging platform. This tutorial is going to show how to use tumblr so you can get started using the platform.

Step # 1 – Exploring Your Feed

We are going to assume that you have already registered with the site, if you haven’t this process is very easy to complete. Visit “” and make sure that you are signed into your account. You will automatically be taken to the Dashboard. This is where you can see what people you are following have recently posted. Scroll down the page to have a look at what people are up to.


Step # 2 – Publishing Your Own Content

Scroll back up to the top of the page and you will see a bar that reads “Text”, “Photo” etc. This is where you are able to publish material yourself. Let’s have a look at publishing some text. Click the “Text” icon and an entry field will appear. Type a title and enter some text into the body of the post. Click “Publish” and you will see the entry appear in the feed. Depending on what you want to publish you can use any one of the other options.


Step # 3 – Following a New Blog

A great element to Tumblr is the huge amount of relevant content you can get access to. To add another blog to your feed click the “Find Blogs” button on the right. On the right there are a huge number of categories which you can choose to add a blog from. Click on the category you are interested in. A page with the list of blogs will appear and to subscribe to one simply hover your mouse over its icon and click the “Follow” button that appears.


Step # 4 – The Outward Facing Element of Tumblr

Another important element of Tumblr is the outward facing aspect. This is where people will be able to see your site without actually being a member of the site. You can visit your public page by typing your Tumblr username into the address bar followed by “”. At the top of the page you can see the post we just made. This should give you a fairly good idea how to use tumblr in a basic sense.