tumblr unofficial survey

June 29, 2008

How are you using Tumblr?

Amit Gupta has started an unofficial Tumblr survey.  If you’re a Tumblr, be sure to participate in this quick  and anonymous survey.  The results should be interesting, or as Amit put’s it, “Maybe it’ll be fascinating! Maybe it’ll be as dull as dirty socks! We’ll find out!”.


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As Tumblr’s popularity increases, so do the myriad of tools and resources available to tumblelog users. Here’s a list of some recently discoverd tools since my last Tumblr round-up.


Tumblr Tagging

Take advantage of the Tumblr tagging field to give your readers another way to filter and browse your content.  Some options for tagging include:

Tumblr Tag Cloud Generator
Enter the URL for your Tumblr site (e.g. yourname.tumblr.com) to generate a cloud of links from all of your tags. Tags can be generated alphabetically or by frequency. Once you have the cloud, grab the script code and paste it into your Tumblr’s HTML.  Here’s my tag cloud:

Tumblr Tag Cloud Generator

Tumblr hack : A real tag cloud uses the actual tags that you assign to your posts to generate a tag cloud which you can embed within your Tumblr. You can see it in action here and here.

Easy Tag Filtering

An easy way to filter your tags is by simply using your Tumblr URL.  Simply paste your tag keyword at the end your Tumblr URL as follows: http://YOURTUMBLRNAME.tumblr.com/tagged/TAG

I’ve tagged my Tumblr quotations here – http://angelacw.tumblr.com/tagged/quotations

Read more about tag filtering on the Tumblr Staff blog.


Image Viewers

If you’re looking for some fun ways to display your images, take a look at these image viewers.

Tumbler Image Viewer: Put the username you’d like to view in the url (ex: imageview/tumblinas.com)


Tumbler Mosaic Viewer


Other Fun and Useful tools

The Tumblr Fan World Map is a Google map of Tumblr users generated from the Tumblers on Ning community.

Tumblr Shuffle Script: Use this script to generate a random shuffle of your Tumblr blog posts. A fun way for your readers to view previous posts.

Tumbleweed is a desktop client which allows users to view posts and create new ones from their desktop. Tumblweed supports most features on Tumblr as well as allowing photos posts from webcams, clipboards, or drag-and-dropping. It works on both Windows and Mac. Tumbleweed runs on the free AdobeAir client.

TumblrStazer analyses outbound links for Tumblr sites using the Tumblr API. Read more about it in the Daily Meh.

The other great news is that there’s now an official Tumblr Staff blog. Check the blog for “the latest development updates, features, community spotlights, notices, events, tips, tutorials, hacks, meetups, themes, antics, philosophy, and trade secrets”.

Looking for some Tumblr themes? Tumblr Themes has an extensive repository of custom themes. You can filter themes by design, colour, and creator. At last check there were 74 themes available for download.

Leave a message in the comment box, If you have a great Tumblr tool to recommend.

Happy Tumbling!


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Tumblr is my favourite microblogging site.

Why do I love Tumblr so much? Simplicity.

If you are looking for a fast way to share links, photos, audio, and videos without the hassles of a blog, Tumblr is for you. Tumblr is the brainchild of David Karp.

Want to learn more about Tumblr? Take a look at Todd Wickersty’s Tumblr 101. It’s a great primer for Tumblr newbies, and covers all the features and benefits of a tumblelog. Todd also has an interview with Marco Arment, Lead Developer of Tumblr.

The other great thing about Tumblr is the strong user community. Tumblr users love to share their hacks and interact with each other.

Thanks to all my fellow Tumblrs for sharing their knowledge and expertise. New hacks, news and tips have been added to my Tumblr resources article.

Tumblr bloggers breathed a sigh of relief recently, as Davidville released a teaser post announcing new features on November 1st. How very Apple-esque!

Silicon Alley Insider also confirms that Tumblr just received $750K funding from Vimeo. Will there be a video app built into Tumblr? A Tumbphone maybe? Wait and see.

Tumblr has a following of approximately 100,000 users, and a number of online resources and communities for fellow Tumblrs to chat, share ideas, and hacks.

As a Tumblr user, I’m anxiously waiting for November 1st ……

Updated January 26, 2008


I’ve had a Tumblr blog for awhile now. My Tumblr blog is a scrapblog of links, videos, news, and anything else that I “tumblr” upon in my travels on the web.

Tumblelogs are miniblogs — a fast way to share links, photos, and videos without the bells and whistles of a regular blog. Check out Wikipedia’s definition of tumblogs. Tumblr is a product of Davidville. The Tumblr definition is simple: if blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks.

Why Tumblr?

Ability to easily create 6 types of posts: text, photos, quotes, links, conversations, and videos. A “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet for Internet Explorer and Firefox makes it easy to post ad-hoc from within your browser. Posting to your blog is truly quick, fast and easy!

The ability to import RSS feeds as links including Flickr, Delicious, Digg, Twitter, LastFM, WordPress, VOX, Blogger, LiveJournal, and YouTube.

Six themes to choose from and the ability to customize your own theme. How much you customize and hack your Tumblr is entirely up to you.

The Tumblr Dashboard lets you quickly add other users to your list of friends. Tumblr has a great community of users who are avid about sharing their hacks, tips, and tools!

Interested in starting a no-frills, low maintenance blog? Here are some resources and links to get you started with Tumblr:

Geek to Live: Instant, no overhead blog with Tumblr

Davidville, Inc. Tumbles Into the Spotlight with Tumblr

Post to Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr at the Same Time

Naked Putz : Interview with David Karp, founder of Tumblr (YouTube)

Tumblr microblogging demo courtesy of Techmalaya.com

Tumblr Day, A day Tumblrs share their favourite Tumblr blogs with the rest of the blogsphere.

Blogs & Wikis:

Tumblr Hacks: Tips, suggestions, and hacks to master your Tumblr space.

CustomizeTumblr : offers tips and links to ‘make it better’.

Tumblr Themes: “Tumblr themes, customization and other Tumblr stuff”.

Tumblepedia This website aims to be the one-stop resource for tumblelog information, setup, modification, themes, or anything else.

The Tumblelist Blog


The Tumblers! on Ning includes groups for Asia, North America, and Europe.

Tumblers Flickr Gallery features screenshots of Tumblr blogs.

Tumblr Users on Facebook

Yahoo! Tumblr Group This group will officially shut down at the end of January 2008.

Tumblr group on Tumblepedia

Tumblr Directories : sites for finding other Tumblrs:

The Tumblelist (tumblelog directory)

Italian Tumblelog Directory

Tumblr Universe (Google Custom Search Engine)

Tumblr Channels (join by invitation and accessible from the Tumblr Dashboard only):

Project 365: A place for Tumblrs participating in Project 365 to share their photos. Contact terry [at] sunluvr [dot] com

Tumblr Stuff: Contact shawncomplete [at] gmail [dot] com

The Tumblers: Contact poirpon [at] gmail [dot] com