EDIT: The feature list is over here. It’s robust.
It’s worth it for the ability to reblog sub-tumblr to main tumblr and vice versa, alone, which is a silly tumblr limitation.
How many times have you followed an curious tumblr with hopes that it would bring some intrique to your Dash, only to find thereafter a hedonist dogpile of nevver photo reblogs, littering over your carefully cultivated content garden?
My latest script gives you a quick round up of…
Trends In Tumblr Audio Engagement
I had a feeling that my music posts here on Tumblr weren’t getting as many plays as they used to. I also wondered whether the issue was specific to me, or if other Tumblr music bloggers were also experiencing a similar decrease in follower engagement on their audio posts. Above is a chart that I made using the Tumblr API to take a closer look at the data. The chart shows the average number of times an audio post was played per month since late 2007 for both my blog and an average for a sample of popular music bloggers on Tumblr.
Sure enough, my suspicions were correct. Back in early 2008, audio posts from me and popular music bloggers were played 50-100 times a piece. As Tumblr’s traffic grew, so did the number of times our audio posts were played. My blog and the other popular music blogs in my sample peaked between May and October 2010 with anywhere from 500-800 plays per post. Starting in November (indicated by the arrow), the average plays per post has been on a steady decline, now averaging roughly 300 plays per post.
What caused the decrease in engagement with music posts? It’s certainly not a traffic issue since Tumblr’s audience is growing fast and my follower count is also on the rise. Are listeners following more people and distributing their plays between more blogs? Are photo posts and other post types capturing a greater percentage of people’s attention? Data nerds want to know. What do you think?
It’s hard to organize Tumblr blogs by topic. A single one of your blogs may include your personal updates, your art, your opinions, and a YouTube video of a cat speaking Japanese, all in a single day. This has been a real limitation of the current Tumblr Directory. So, for the last few weeks we’ve been experimenting with some brand new tools for exploring Tumblr.
The new Explore page organizes and filters posts by tag. This means that every tagged post has a chance to show up in front of an audience of millions that might not otherwise see it. Think Tumblr Radar by topic.
Up top, the Tumblr Wire makes a return, pulling in featured posts in realtime. Below is a list of popular and trending tags (currently English only, with more languages coming soon). You can also Track these tags to get notifications on your Dashboard when a new post is featured.
Make sure to tag your posts where relevant to help more people find you. You can still look up any tag using the search box on your Dashboard.
We’ve already started finding posts and following blogs that we had no idea existed. Please give it a spin!
Generate dynamic tag cloud from your tumblr
- Removing credit The lifeblood of Tumblr is the shared publicity and mutual respect given by reblogging with credit intact. When you remove credit you damage the relationships with everyone up the chain from you and make your own posts less desirable to reblog to those people who get this.
tumblr Vs. WordPress
Daily unique visitors of popular sites. Not quite there yet, but compared to the others, Tumblr is almost parabolic. Some tumblrites might not see that as good news though.
If you’re going to go down, you might as well blame it on an imaginary animal like Twitter did with their infamous Fail Whale. I’ve taken the liberty of creating this animal for you:
Please use it.
Please oh please.
Update: Tumblr used the TumblBeasts! Check it out :D