Blogging with Tumblr - a step by step guide.


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Blogging with Tumblr - a step by step guide.

  1. 1. A beginners guide to a simple blogging application.
  2. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Get set up Understanding the ‘Navigation bar’ ‘Menu’ Understanding the ‘Side bar’ Choosing a template
  3. 3. Overview- Parts of a tumblr blog Navigation bar Menu Avatar Content Side bar
  4. 4. 1 Finding Tumblr Simply Google the word ‘Tumblr’
  5. 5. 1 Finding Tumblr Use an email address that you use often and a password that you will remember. Keep a note of passwords and other details in a notebook or a note taking app – Google keep or Evertone
  6. 6. 1 Finding Tumblr Allow your browser e.g. Chrome to remember your login details An email will be sent to your account- follow its instructions. This is needed to activate your blog.
  7. 7. 2 Dashboard Navagation bar Inbox/ mail Help Settings logout Search box Take the time to explore these first. Some of these have very few options while others have many. The next slides will look at each feature in this bar.
  8. 8. 2 Navagation bar The Dash board shows you the mechanics behind your blog. An aspect of the blog that is only seen by you so you can add the content.
  9. 9. 2 Navagation bar The Inbox allows you to view mail.
  10. 10. 2 Navagation bar The Help option can give you support with Tumblr. Search for tips or just read the general tips
  11. 11. 2 Navagation bar Key feature - The Settings option has many features to explore so take your time.
  12. 12. 2 Navagation bar Key feature - The Settings option has many features to explore so take your time. The ‘ Edit Theme’ button will present you with many free blog templates to choose from.
  13. 13. 2 Click ‘browse themes’ to view the templates.
  14. 14. 2 Scroll through the templates- these can not only Vary in style but in functions too so take your time choosing. Click ‘use’ to choose the template.
  15. 15. 2 Back to the Navagation bar The logoff button simply logs you off and saves your changes and additions
  16. 16. 2 Navagation bar The search box allows to search in and out of Tumblr Click follow on like minded tumblr accounts and get updates
  17. 17. Menu 3 Menu Content
  18. 18. 3 In this ‘Text ‘ option you an add text and images and format the information too. Menu
  19. 19. 3 Drag and drop images over the camera icon to add them to your blog. You can more than one image at a time. Menu
  20. 20. 3 Menu
  21. 21. 3 This is a great feature to make a quick post Menu
  22. 22. 3 Post a question to the world or to your followers Menu
  23. 23. 3 Menu
  24. 24. 3 Menu
  25. 25. 4 Side bar The amount of posts on your blog Track the amount of followers you have Tracking the activity in your blog * Make changes to the look/ appearance of your blog The posts in blogs that you have clicked ‘like’ The amount of blogs you are following Finding specific types of blogs Tumblr recommendations
  26. 26. How to view the live blog that other people will see… Simply click the Avatar picture and your blog will open in a new window. Avatar
  27. 27. Download the app and view/ add content to your blog The app is available for the android, iphone and windows phones/ tablets
  28. 28. Key points  Visit Youtube to see tutorial videos.  Try the apps to add content.  The Avatar is the way to view your launched blog.  The Dashboard allows you to customise your blog.  You can choose different templates as you add content to your blog- So you can keep changing the look of your blog as it develops.  View other Tumblr blogs for information/ styles.