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Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

Anyone On Tumblr?

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.

http://apachecophotos.tumblr.com/

I'll be sure to follow back!

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Edward Fielding

1 Year Ago

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.

Art Prints

 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

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

 

Roy Erickson

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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

 
 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

http://jimsauch.tumblr.com/ Signed on, what's the most effective way to post to link to my artwork, anyone?

 

David Gordon

1 Year Ago

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

 

Kerri Mortenson

1 Year Ago

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?

http://kerrimortenson.tumblr.com/

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Kerri Mortenson

1 Year Ago

Thank you- I will have to look.

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

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..

 

Kerri Mortenson

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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: http://bestpracticesforartists.tumblr.com/

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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

http://lensblr.com/

http://photographersdirectory.tumblr.com/

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

 

Edward Fielding

1 Year Ago

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:

http://peanutroaster.tumblr.com/


I'm following everyone on this list.

 

Ricardo De Almeida

1 Year Ago

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!


 

Edward Fielding

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Ricardo De Almeida

1 Year Ago

Some of the numbers:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

 

J L Meadows

1 Year Ago

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

 

Tony Reddington

1 Year Ago

I joined here tonyreddington.tumblr.com

 

Edward Fielding

1 Year Ago

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..."

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

@ 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.

 

M Dale

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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

 

Edward Fielding

1 Year Ago

Added you to mine M!

 
 

Heather Applegate

1 Year Ago

Guess I'll add myself to this list too:
http://heatherapplegatephotography.tumblr.com

 

M Dale

1 Year Ago

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

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

http://original-photographers.tumblr.com/

http://tumblropenarts.tumblr.com/

http://artchipel.tumblr.com/

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Year Ago

I haven't even gotten an image posted yet but mine will be: http://maryellenanderson.tumblr.com/

 

Priya Ghose

1 Year Ago

http://priyaghosephoto.tumblr.com/

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

 

John Colley

1 Year Ago

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

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/jbdcolley

Thanks everyone!

John

 

A Souppes

1 Year Ago

Just created my blog a minute ago

http://asdigitalphoto.tumblr.com/

Thanks

 

Heather Applegate

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Liam Liberty

1 Year Ago

I was inspired by this thread, so I created a blog, also. I'm following everyone who posted their link http://liam-liberty.tumblr.com/ :)

 

John Bailey

1 Year Ago

Hi All,
After reading this thread I too started a blog on Tumblr. The link is http://picturin.tumblr.com/.

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.

John

 

Sheryl Tennent

1 Year Ago

http://muddyshutter.tumblr.com

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

 

John Bailey

1 Year Ago

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.

 

MM Anderson

1 Year Ago

I just joined Tumblr but I have now idea how it works. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/m-m-anderson

 

Natalie Singer

1 Year Ago

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

http://nataliesinger.tumblr.com/

 

M Dale

1 Year Ago

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 http://workdayblues.tumblr.com/

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

 

Albert Valles

1 Year Ago

Here is mine: http://albertvallesimages.tumblr.com/ 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.

 

Bob Galka

1 Year Ago

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)

http://rgalka.tumblr.com/

 

Deborah Verhoeven

1 Year Ago

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:

http://debverhoeven.tumblr.com/

 

Quinton Hurst

1 Year Ago

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

 

Leana De Villiers

1 Year Ago

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.

http://artofmow.tumblr.com

 

Lance Vaughn

1 Year Ago

I love, love, love Tumblr. It is so much better than FB.
http://lancevaughn.tumblr.com

 

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

 

Liam Liberty

1 Year Ago

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.

 
 

Kay Pickens

1 Year Ago

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

http://www.today.com/tech/yes-youve-chased-your-kids-facebook-heres-where-they-went-1C9840070

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/01/24/why-2013-is-the-year-you-need-to-get-serious-about-tumblr/

 

Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Crystal Wightman

1 Year Ago

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. http://crystalwightmanphotography.tumblr.com/ add me if you want. At some point I'll add images.

 

John Bailey

1 Year Ago

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.

http://picturin.tumblr.com/

 

Cricket Hackmann

1 Year Ago

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!

http://crickethackmann.tumblr.com/

 

Edward Conde

1 Year Ago

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....

Tumblr: http://elcuartooscuro.tumblr.com/

 

Fran Riley

1 Year Ago

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: http://daysray.tumblr.com/

Your pages are awesome!

Thanks!

Fran Riley
daysray Photography

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Year Ago

A lot of people aren't following back.

 

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