Tumblr is a blogging option that is very popular with younger audiences. The platform itself is simple to use. One of the best features of Tumblr is that it is focused on the community of bloggers, so it provides a variety of options for sharing and reblogging content. The downside to blogging on Tumblr is that it does not focus on text content, but photos and GIFs. Visual bloggers will love it, but writers may want to find another platform to use. The idea of reblogging content may also lack appeal with bloggers, particularly if you are blogging material that you want to have complete control over copyright and other such protections.

Dashboard interface for Tumblr
App version of Tumblr

The entire website was built on the concept of “micro-blogging” and allows for easy uploading of short stories, videos, and photos. You won’t need to worry about publishing permissions or managing complex coding here.Some of the features that are available on this system include your own personal custom domain, reblog content the ability to send messages to followers and also like Blogger, Tumblr themes can be customised by editing the HTML or by adding extra CSS to the template. If you do not know how to edit the HTML there are sites where you can copy and paste code for templates.

HTML customisation

There is no plugin compatibility here and limited visual customisation options. It’s all very basic, but the user-friendly interface means that you can get content up and out there much faster than other sites, especially if you’re not versed in the more complex aspects of blogging.


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