- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; Portable edition (May 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118335953
- ISBN-13: 978-1118335956
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #821,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Get your free Tumblr account and start sharing your content for the world to enjoy
From everyday people to all kinds of businesses, a wide range of users take advantage of Tumblr to get their messages out. With this guide, you'll find out how easy it is to join over 50 million Tumblr users to share text, photos, slideshows, quotes, and more. You'll have tons of fun as you learn to get more out of your Tumblr experience!
Get ready to Tumblr — quickly set up your account, select your preferences, and choose your theme
Make a splash — find out how to create your first post using text, photos, quotes, links, chats, audio files, and videos
Decisions, decisions — figure out what you want to post and then determine if you'll use original content or collected information
Take Tumblr for a spin — write new blogs, explore the sidebar, and launch your site
Become a good manager — from editing and deleting posts to making drafts and working with the queue, do it all
Open the book and find:
What Tumblr is and why you should use it
Steps for getting your account started
All about choosing the right theme
Ways to customize your Tumblelog
How to find other Tumblr users and gain followers
Tips for posting from your smartphone
Helpful hints for using the dashboard
Set up a Tumblr account and create your posts
Choose a theme and customize your Tumblelog
Follow other users and reblog their content
Post from your browser, smartphone, or e-mail
About the Author
Sue Jenkins is the founder of Luckychair.com, and is the author of several books including Web Design All-in-One For Dummies. You can read her Tumblelog at http://luckychair.tumblr.com/.
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The one positive was: It took you pretty smoothly thru the steps if you were just installing your tumblr account for the first time if you were using a PC. but as far as making simple changes on an existing account it was a labyrinth of confusion.
All i wanted to know was how to change my avatar and how to change the order of the images I've posted. I finally found the first answer after much searching. The second question i still havent found. Now Im trying to get rid of an irritating "theme" and go back to "Untitled" status where i started from and i havent found out how to do that either.
Much of the book is not designed for real dummies like me but for amateur web site designers --it is full of jargon --terms like CSS, domains and url that is baffling to me. I didnt find the tips that helpful either. because they referred back to the figures that are impossible to see or to the symbols that are not in the same place on my kindle.
This book may be very helpful to someone who is already familiar with the tumblr language but for me I found more answers by just typing my question written in ordinary English onto my PC browser and then googling it up than what i found trying to use this book.
I needed to become familiar with Tumblr quickly and this book helped me do precisely that.
Sue Jenkins writes in a clear, understandable manner. Throught eight chapters, she guides the inexperienced newcomer to Tumblr through all the functions necessary to establish and maintain a microblog. The last two chapters are not really necessary for most people. One is on modifying and discovering themes - which relatively few people do - and the last is a fast overview of ten third-party apps you can use with Tumblr.
Overall, Jenkins has produced a clearly written instruction manual for using Tumblr.Worked for me.