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Anyone On Tumblr?

Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 9:00 AM

I've seen the pinterest, facebook and twitter threads. I don't believe there is a tumblr thread. Share the link to your tumblr blog here.

I'll be sure to follow back!


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Posted by: Edward Fielding on 02/04/2013 - 10:55 AM

I dusted off my Tumblr account last week and got two sales the same day. Coincidence? No way of knowing for sure but its worth trying anything and everything to get noticed.

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Posted by: Jim Sauchyn on 02/04/2013 - 11:26 AM

How does it work, can you link your images from here? Or do you upload the original image? Is the interface easy?


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 02/04/2013 - 11:29 AM

Never heard of it til now. I'm with Jim


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 12:10 PM

I upload low resolution watermarked images to my tumblr blog. You can then set a click-through link on the image that will point back to you image here at FAA.

If I upload an image to tumblr that isn't in my FAA portfolio, I set the click through link to the landing page of my artist website.

The drawback is that it's another social network/blog to maintain. I'm fairly active there and do have fun while I'm working/marketing.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 12:12 PM

Oh... and yes Jim, the interface is very easy.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/04/2013 - 2:07 PM


Posted by: Jim Sauchyn on 02/04/2013 - 2:11 PM Signed on, what's the most effective way to post to link to my artwork, anyone?


Posted by: Dave Gordon on 02/04/2013 - 2:43 PM

Sounds like a good idea Andrew. I've tumbled in a long time.


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 3:30 PM

I've just started to figure out how to make it work. I have one post for now and I don't even know if anyone can comment, like, tumble, or whatever happens there. Do we have to click the enable comments button each time for a post?


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 3:46 PM

I followed all who've posted a link so far. Some of you said you were out there, but no link? Hmmmm....?

@Jim depending on what theme you are using you can post links on the sidebar of your blog. It really depends what options the theme you are using has. I add a click through link on all the photos I post. From the dashboard I click the red camera to do a photo post > Upload my photo > after the photo uploads if you mouse over the top right hand corner you'll see a little figure 8 looking icon. If you click that, you can add a click through link, and post the url for the photo on your artist site.

I think there are a few options for commenting. I think you can turn on comments for people who have followed you for a certain amount of time, somewhere in the options/behind the scenes or whatever they call it at tumblr. I also have Facebook comments enabled, so people can comment with their facebook identity and it will show up in their timeline. I don't remember exactly how/where I turned that on.


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 3:47 PM

Thank you- I will have to look.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 3:50 PM

Oh also remember to tag your posts. Maybe you don't need as many tags as you would here, but it's good to do subject/color/location tags as well as some popular tags that apply specifically to tumblr. I've recently discovered. "Photographers on Tumblr" and "Artists on Tumblr"

I'd say search out work that's similar to yours and see what it's got for tags.


Posted by: Jim Sauchyn on 02/04/2013 - 3:58 PM

Can you copy and paste a link from here just for convenience and ease?


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 4:01 PM

It does give an option to add a photo by url, but I've never had it work for me. I've never figured out why it doesn't work. Give it a try. I think you'll see the option if you click the red camera. Instead of uploading I think there's a box to put in a URL.


Posted by: Jim Sauchyn on 02/04/2013 - 4:26 PM

i tried linking to one of my photos here but all you get is the url, no image. So you have to edit your photo size so it can't be copied, then link it to the url here.. sounds like a ton of work..


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 4:51 PM

I wasn't able to get the URL link to work either.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 5:09 PM

Yeah, I suppose it could be considered a bit of work. Making the low res jpeg with a watermark to use at tumblr,facebook,and g+ has become part of my work flow. I create the low res image at the same time I export my final edit high res jpeg for uploading to FAA.

I just happened to find this Tumblr for artists blog:


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/05/2013 - 3:50 PM

Here are a couple more ways for photographers to expose their work on Tumblr.

I'm sure there are similar collectives for painters, sculptors and other creative types too. If anyone knows of any please post here.


Posted by: Edward Fielding on 02/06/2013 - 4:31 PM

Ok I'm starting to figure this out more. Thanks Andrew for all the great links! I'm assuming that one really wants to use a nice clean, single column theme so that it will show well on phones.

Here is my start:

I'm following everyone on this list.


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 02/06/2013 - 4:39 PM

Thanks, Andrew.

I just did some research on Alexa and I got some interesting numbers. It seems that Tumblr is getting more traffic than Pinterest...

I'm surprised!


Posted by: Edward Fielding on 02/06/2013 - 5:23 PM

Makes sense - Tumblr has been around longer and has more words for the search engines to find.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/06/2013 - 9:49 PM

You're welcome, Ricardo! I certainly get more traffic to my artist website from tumblr than I do from pinterest. I take into account that I'm much more active on tumblr...but still.

I have a nice clean single column theme, but just because I liked the look of it. I hadn't thought about the phone thing! Great thinking, Edward. I'm looking to change my theme, because the one I'm currently using doesn't display my bio. I'll make sure I stay with a single column.


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 02/06/2013 - 9:53 PM

Some of the numbers:

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Posted by: J L Meadows on 02/07/2013 - 1:01 AM

By "low rez", how low a resolution are we talking here?


Posted by: Tony Reddington on 02/07/2013 - 7:30 AM

I joined here


Posted by: Edward Fielding on 02/07/2013 - 9:29 AM

A friend sent me this - rings true!

"facebook makes me want to punch people I know in the face & tumblr makes me want to get coffee with people I don't know..."


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/07/2013 - 10:13 AM

@ J L Meadows ...The ones I put up are around 1280 x 853 pixels but you can go as low as you want. I suppose I could back off a bit on the resolution myself.


Posted by: M Dale on 02/11/2013 - 11:06 AM

I'm new to this site saw tumblr and thought I'd speak up. Have been posting photos there and (same name) blogspot for some time but get very little interest. I watermark and lower size using


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/12/2013 - 10:36 AM

Welcome to FAA, M Dale! I'm following you over at Tumblr now.


Posted by: Edward Fielding on 02/12/2013 - 11:18 AM

Added you to mine M!


Posted by: Paul Ge on 02/12/2013 - 11:19 AM


Posted by: Heather Applegate on 02/12/2013 - 11:36 AM

Guess I'll add myself to this list too:


Posted by: M Dale on 02/12/2013 - 2:36 PM

Thanks for all the follows. Hope I didn't leave anyone out.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/13/2013 - 4:38 PM

In addition to the two directories I listed earlier in the thread, here are a few more tumblr directories that artists and photographers can submit to once they've established a decent portfolio on tumblr.


Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 02/14/2013 - 6:54 AM

I haven't even gotten an image posted yet but mine will be:


Posted by: Priya Ghose on 02/16/2013 - 12:27 PM

Just started today. I'll go through the list and follow


Posted by: John Colley on 04/02/2013 - 9:15 AM

I have had a Tumblr account for a while but have not been using it for my photography....I will now

Thanks everyone!



Posted by: A Souppes on 04/02/2013 - 4:56 PM

Just created my blog a minute ago



Posted by: Heather Applegate on 04/02/2013 - 5:06 PM

Not sure if my tumblr has anything to do with it, but I started a little over a month ago, and my March sales were nearly equivalent to November.
And I disabled right clicking to hopefully deter some image copying.


Posted by: Liam Liberty on 04/02/2013 - 5:11 PM

I was inspired by this thread, so I created a blog, also. I'm following everyone who posted their link :)


Posted by: John Bailey on 04/06/2013 - 3:14 PM

Hi All,
After reading this thread I too started a blog on Tumblr. The link is

I have two questions: is there a way to add keywords without them displaying under the image (be invisible), and how do visitors leave notes or comments? I selected a simple (and free) theme. I'm wondering if it is a function of how the theme is set up.

Thanks Andrew for the instructions you have posted. It has been a big help.



Posted by: Roberta Johnson on 04/06/2013 - 5:21 PM

Thanks, I'm off to start following some folks listed here


Posted by: John Bailey on 04/07/2013 - 1:16 PM

LOL! Well I got the answer to my "leaving comments" question. Thanks for the note Liam. I just needed to be patient. The notes show up once one is generated.


Posted by: MM Anderson on 04/14/2013 - 4:25 PM

I just joined Tumblr but I have now idea how it works.


Posted by: Natalie Singer on 04/14/2013 - 5:08 PM

I've had it for awhile but have only one post up which I actually posted this morning.....maybe this thread will get me working on it more. xn


Posted by: M Dale on 04/14/2013 - 11:58 PM

Back in Feb there were questions concerning posting photos to tumblr. I believe Andrew and yours truly were making reduced quality watermarked images to tunblr and the adding the link to here. I think I found the answer.

see here

1. open fine art
2. new window open tumblr
3.copy link from lower right of your photo
move to tumblr text
2.on new window select html on the right side of dialog box
3.paste where you would be typing text


Posted by: Albert Valles on 04/15/2013 - 7:39 AM

Here is mine: What I like about Tumblr, is that you are able to edit the link of the image you post, and link it up to your FAA site where the image is available for sale.


Posted by: Bob Galka on 04/15/2013 - 1:24 PM

OK.. I created mine... I went through this discussion and followed everyone here. I have nothing posted yet.. still trying to decide on a theme. ;O)


Posted by: Deborah Verhoeven on 04/15/2013 - 3:00 PM

This thread convinced me to give Tumbler a try. I have just set up my account and will now see if I can figure it out:


Posted by: Quinton Hurst on 05/04/2013 - 1:06 AM

I am so fed up with Facebook's quirks and annoyances so I've been thinking over switching over to something else. Twitter isn't an option so I did some research and was educated a bit about Tumblr. I should have my profile for my business and my personal account shortly. I might even make a portraiture portfolio there if I can figure out how. I'll post my profile when I'm done. No peeking until I'm done. lol


Posted by: Leana De Villiers on 05/04/2013 - 5:36 PM

I have been thinking about joining Tumblr for some time and this discussion convinced me to go ahead. I have followed everyone that posted a link.


Posted by: Lance Vaughn on 05/04/2013 - 8:45 PM

I love, love, love Tumblr. It is so much better than FB.


Posted by: Robert Frank Gabriel on 05/04/2013 - 8:53 PM

Tumblr seems to be set up for the artist or the more, um, intelligent person.
Facebook is like the Tower of Babel.


Posted by: Liam Liberty on 05/04/2013 - 9:20 PM

I only use Facebook to post my work. There's an alternative to Facebook, it's called Zurker. You can earn/buy shares in Zurker. It can take a while to work it out, but it seems like a good place to find people with similar interests.


Posted by: Dave Gordon on 05/13/2013 - 8:30 AM


Posted by: Kay Pickens on 05/13/2013 - 9:19 AM

So I read this article a few days ago and went to search for the link:

They say that teens are leaving facebook for tumblr...which isn't so great, because teens aren't really my market. Anyway, just thought it was interesting.

"Tumblr is the most popular social network for teens, outpacing Facebook 61 percent to 55 percent, according to RightMixMarketing. "

though this article says 2013 is the year to get serious about using Tumblr for social networking for the 18-34 year old market.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 05/13/2013 - 10:24 AM

Interesting points, Kay. Teens definitely aren't buying my work, but they sure do share things they like, which spreads my work with a link back to my site all around tumblr.


Posted by: Crystal Wightman on 05/13/2013 - 10:35 AM

I just made a tumblr account over the weekend, after finding out that a couple of my photos have been stolen and are on tumblr pages. However, I've done nothing with my tumblr..yet. Still figuring it out. I'm guessing this is the url to my tumblr page. add me if you want. At some point I'll add images.


Posted by: John Bailey on 05/13/2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks to this discussion I've been on Tumblr a little over a month now. It's been a very enjoyable experience. My tumblr blog is getting more notice and I have been helping others as well. It's another way to slowly expand my web presence but it has also become an interesting social hub for me.

Thanks again Andrew for starting this thread and nudging folks like me to try it.


Posted by: Cricket Hackmann on 05/18/2013 - 5:15 PM

I'm all for putting my work out there in as many places as possible. I've only recently joined tumblr, so I haven't uploaded much yet. Still learning about the social aspect of it -- and finding my way around. I will go back and follow the rest of you, though -- it will be nice to see some familiar faces on my dashboard!


Posted by: Edward Conde on 05/22/2013 - 1:17 AM

I have had a tumblr site for a bit... Started as a place to upload my Moku Hanga Blends I was creating from my images, not I have turned it into a place where I showcase all my work Landscapes, Street, Portraits, Macros and etc... I also post links back to my blog on blogspot....



Posted by: Fran Riley on 06/22/2013 - 2:59 PM

Well, it's taken me a while to catch up to all of you but I've created a tumblr page for myself. I have tried to follow everyone on this post and hope you'll help me out to gain some numbers too! Please visit me:

Your pages are awesome!


Fran Riley
daysray Photography


Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 06/23/2013 - 1:32 AM

A lot of people aren't following back.


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