Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Tumblr Tips for Newbies

Author's Note

I hadn't even looked at Tumblr, let alone used it, before researching this article. I quickly realized the only way I could find good, reliable tips for you was to create my own Tumblelog and learn through my errors. So now I have one -- Via de la Plata -- and am starting to tumble. I have to say, the page was fun to create, and I'm looking forward to embellishing it whenever I have a chance. So what the heck is Via de la Plata? You'll have to read it to find out.

Related Articles


  • Cutline Communications. "Tips for a Tumblr-ing Newbie." Oct. 26, 2011. (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • Hameed, Bilal. "10 Useful Tips For Beginners To Get Started With Tumblr." TecHow. Dec. 9, 2011. (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • Houston, Thomas. "Tumblr Guide 101: Tips And Tricks For Building Your Site, Posting And More." The Huffington Post. July 6, 2011. (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • "Tips!" Tumblr. (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • Tumblr. (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • Tumblr. "How can we help?" (Aug. 19, 2012)
  • Tumblr. "Mobile + Email Publishing. (Aug. 20, 2012)
  • Tumblr Academy. "Change your url Tumblr." (Aug. 18, 2012)
  • Webmonkey. "Get Started With Tumblr." Feb. 15, 2010. (Aug. 18, 2012)

More to Explore