Everyone has heard the news (and if you haven’t, I’d love to hear how you managed to avoid it!). The world has gone Tumblr crazy the recent Yahoo! acquisition. I have to admit, it reminded me to take a good look at my forgotten Tumblr blog, and I like what I’m seeing. But, what’s the point in posting if you can’t get the amplification factor of connecting it with social. Here are 3 ways to get your Tumblr blog socially connected in a flash!
1. Buy a Premium Theme
Theme Forest has no shortage of premium Tumblr themes that are primed for social integrations. The above photo is from a them I particularly like called Affection. These themes aren’t super expensive, usually less than $30, and they are by far the easiest way to get what you need without a lot of coding or tech know-how.
2. Add a Facebook Badge
Let’s say you aren’t ready to make the premium theme plunge. That’s ok, there’s still ways to go social. Adding a Facebook Badge is easy, if you know the steps, and lucky you, I’m about to share them with you
Go to Facebook.com/badges
Select Profile Badges or Page Badges depending on if it’s your personal blog or your company blog, edit the badge, and grab the code.
Open up Tumblr and go into settings and select Customize
Paste the code into the description (don’t change the title unless you want to rename your Tumblr Blog)
Save. That’s it. Your badge is now on your site!
3. Connect Twitter and Facebook to Tumblr
In that same settings section, scroll down toward the bottom and you’ll see a built in option to automatically post your new Tumblr entries to your Facebook profile or Twitter acccount. There’s not a way to hook up your Fan Page yet, but that’s where a handy social media dashboard who supports RSS posting can help.
Are You a Tumblr?
Has the news reinvigorated your interest in the platform? Do you have any other tips for making your Tumblr blog go social? Please share by commenting!