“You will never get a fan to care more about clothes, cars, shoes, or household products than they do about whether Sterek is going to happen on Teen Wolf.”—
The unspoken truth behind Yahoo’s much-touted bid to court Tumblr’s younger demographic is that for all intents and purposes, Tumblr culture is fandom culture. There are still plenty of other spaces where fandom exists, but we have never had such a megalithic and central social platform so visibly united under one umbrella. …
Even as Yahoo insists nothing will change, business analysts and media experts are speculating that the company intends to plumb Tumblr for its advertising potential. But if that’s the case, Yahoo should know that when you market to fandom, you have to adopt a whole new way of thinking about marketing, brand advertising, and consumer loyalty. [READ MORE]
(please read this article omg i have never wanted to *drop mic* until this day)
Yahoo is deleting Tumblr accounts for sharing pictures of animal cruelty
Rebloggable by request.
Just as we feared, Yahoo has already begun deleting blogs and tampering with Tumblr’s integrity.
They are deleting accounts for sharing photos of animal cruelty as if the accounts sharing them are encouraging or promoting animal abuse.
It’s now apparently Tumblr policy to shut down accounts with zero notice.
Welcome to the New World Tumblr guys, where you don’t get to discuss whatever you want.
You know what to do.
Giri di parole
Inizi a seguire il blog di un ragazzo figo. Dai un’occhiata all’archivio. Ci sono sue foto e dici “che bel ragazzo!”, poi leggi qualche post e dici anche “ok ora lo seguo!”. Poi vedi che ci sono più ask che post suoi, ask anonime e non, in cui vengono fatti prima i complimenti su come scrive e poi queste tumblere generose aggiungono “sei pure un bel tipo!”, fingendo che l’ultimo complimento sia meno importante e sia stato buttato lì giusto per. Questa cosa l’ho notata in molti blog di ragazzi carini (e in alcuni casi è bastato anche solo un avatar con la barba), cosa che non succede (o comunque non allo stesso modo) nei blog di ragazze carine che scrivono bene, a meno che non ci siano tette in giro. No ma tutto sto casino per provarci e dire “ti scoperei?”.
How to be 'featured'
Since becoming an Editor for the Landscape tag, I’ve noticed that mostly the same blogs are featured constantly (not mine, BTW). Multiple posts from the same blogs featured every day, day after day. I find that unfortunate. Yes, those blogs post awesome images, but they aren’t the only ones who do.
My goal as an Editor is to feature less visible blogs and photographers. This is surprisingly hard to do! I can’t tell you how often I’m scrolling through the posts tagged with #landscape, and see a gorgeous image that I immediately want to feature, only to find it doesn’t meet the minimum criteria. In an effort to have more content to choose from, here’s my tutorial on increasing your chances of being featured:
LINK TO THE IMAGE SOURCE
I have been astounded to find that about 90% of landscape-tagged photos have no link to the source/photographer. In addition to being part of the guidelines for Editors, linking to the source is just the right thing to do! Give credit to the creators of the images we enjoy.
This is easy to do.
- Install the Bookmarklet app, and then all you do is hit the Share on Tumblr button on your bookmarks bar, and it adds the link to source automatically.
- Or, if posting from your dashboard, click the URL link and manually add the source image URL.
- Or, copy and paste the URL into the caption field.
- (I personally like to see the location included in the caption or tags, too, but that’s optional)
- I don’t use mobile uploads or other features, so there may be other methods as well.
- Tag your landscape posts so they show up in the feed
- Linking to We Heart It doesn’t count. Follow links back to the original source and post from there. Same goes for Pinterest, Instagram or any other content aggregator. If the original source turns out to be a Tumblr blog, then reblog, don’t post as new.
- Setting the URL source link to your own blog doesn’t count unless you are the photographer.
- If you are the photographer, say so in the caption or tags. Don’t expect that people will go to your blog to see that it says “All photos by me.” Besides, if it is reblogged, don’t you want some credit to go with it?
- Saying ‘photo by so-and-so’ is good, but what we’re looking for is an actual active link.
Doing this is not a guarantee to be featured, but I can pretty much assure you that if you don’t, you won’t be featured. Good luck, and give me some more great content to choose from!
PS I hope you don’t interpret this post as an invitation to message me, asking me to check out your photo/blog. IT IS NOT! In fact, please don’t. Just saying.