How to Easily Create a Blog With Tumblr

MakeUseOf | 7/11/2019 | Joe Keeley
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If you’re after a quick and simple way to start a blog, you can’t go wrong with Tumblr. It’s a breeze to post all sorts of content for the world to see and it’s entirely free.

We’re going to walk you through the easy steps to create a blog with Tumblr and give you some tips to nudge you on the way to blogging stardom.


What Is Tumblr?

Tumblr takes its name from tumblelog: a stream of consciousness type of blog that focuses on short posts, often created from media like audio, images, and quotes.

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Two young Americans called David Karp and Marco Arment saw that tumblelogs were growing in popularity and decided to capitalize on it by launching Tumblr in 2007, a platform that allowed users to make their own for free. The site had 75000 users within two weeks.

The tumblelog term has all but vanished now. Today, Tumblr brands itself as a blog service and boasts over 465 million blogs and half a billion monthly visitors.

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Users can create their own blogs to share whatever they want with the world. They can also follow people and view those posts in a feed.

Chances are you’ve viewed a Tumblr blog before without realizing it. Even Taylor Swift has one!

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One of the beautiful things about Tumblr is that anyone can sign up and create a blog. A Tumblr sign up is easy and you don’t need any technical knowledge and you can be up and running within minutes. Want proof? Let’s make one now!

First, head over to Tumblr’s homepage. Click Get Started and enter an email, password, and username. Your username informs the URL of your blog (, but don’t worry, you can change your username (and URL) later if needs be. Click Sign up.


Next, give your age—you need to be 16 or above if in...
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