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