How to Make a Masterlist
Part 1: The Basics
Step 1: Open tumblr on a computer or laptop. It is possible to make a masterlist on a smartphone, but it’s much more difficult and doesn’t turn out as nicely as a masterlist made on a computer.
Step 2: Create a new post using the ‘Text’ option.
Step 3: Title your masterlist.
Step 4: Create a heading. This step is completely optional, but I would recommend this step if you’d like to inform your followers on how often you update.
Part 2: Organizing Your Masterlist
Step 5: If you write for multiple fandoms, I would start by titling each one. This is optional, but I prefer to make these titles bold, italicized, and I select the ‘Header’ option, although this is entirely optional. If you only write for one fandom, skip this step.
Step 6: Separate your writing by style. Once again, this is entirely optional. I find it makes the masterlist much easier to navigate, though. I divide my writing into five sections; blurbs, imagines, smut, series, and miscellaneous. If you write for multiple fandoms, make sure to create these categories individually under each header.
Step 7: List each character who has a post written for them under the proper category.
Step 8: List all your works under the correct category and character.
Part 3: Inserting Links
Step 9: Open a new tab, and scroll to the first writing on your list.
Step 10: Hover over the top right corner of the white box until you see a fold down appear.
Step 11: Right click the gray fold down. If you are using a laptop without a mouse, click with two fingers at the same time. A pop-up list will appear.
Step 12: Select the option ‘Copy Link’.
Step 13: Return to your other tab (the one with the masterlist).
Step 14: Highlight the title of the link you just copied, and click the option that looks like a diagonal infinity sign.
Step 15: A blank box will appear. Paste the link you copied into this box, then select ‘Done’.
Step 16: Repeat steps 9-15 with each writing. This may take a while, but it will make your writings much easier to navigate for both you and your followers!
I hope this helped anyone who was struggling with creating a masterlist. Please, feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification! I’d be happy to help. :-)