Tumblr for Beginners | Tumblr Widget for WordPress

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Liza Mae V.

I recently created a Tumblr page for Luxavision for I’ve been hearing about it everywhere I go and see many mentions from my feed on my Twitter.  I’ve been holding off for I already have many things on my plate like managing multiple sites, starting a new project (to be released this week), managing a couple of properties, and so on – the list is endless but I finally jumped on the Social Media Bandwagon.  The statistics alone just made me a little more curious for Tumblr currently has 16.5-million users/blogs, 4.5-billion current posts, and has about 26-million new posts per day!

I haven’t really submerged myself in to it but if you don’t know what Tumblr is, it basically is Twitter on crack.  As quoted on Tumblr’s site,

“Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be.”

How-to Use Tumblr

I would use it mainly for sharing photography stuff from personal or inspirations but it is an open platform with endless opportunities.  What I love about Tumblr is the simplicity and ease of use.  This is Tumblr‘s Dashboard view from my browser:

Tumblr Dashboard | Ease of Navigation

 

I see many people use it to post photos with their iPhones and I think there is an app for BlackBerries too but I can’t be bothered to add another app on my CrapBerry.  Once I get a new phone, I will be posting more on Tumblr but for now I will only update it when I am online.

Tumblr Free Themes

I haven’t really spent too much time modifying the theme, I just used one that was available for free, and eventually want to start following more people.  I have probably spent 1-2 hours setting up an account, picking out a theme, and just exploring some basic options and this is what my Tumblr page looks like thus far.  What do you think?

LuxaVision Tumblr Screenshot

Tumblr Widget for WordPress

I am always looking for the latest and greatest plugins for WordPress and I was curious if someone had developed any of interest and I came across the Tumblr Recent Photos Widget created by V.J.Catkick.  The plugin is self explanatory and acts like a Flickr RSS Feed but for Tumblr.  It is ideal for my current layout and it is very easy to setup as long as your theme supports widgets.  This is how the Tumblr Widget looks on my sidebar:

Tumblr Widget for WordPressI hope that gave you more insight on Tumblr and don’t forget to Follow my LuxaVision Tumblr feed @ luxavision.tumblr.com.

 

-Liza Mae

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