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Wendy Boswell

Tumblr: a quick guide to finding what you like

By July 6, 2013

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how to find people on tumblrTumblr is a very popular blogging platform that enables users to effortlessly share their lives with each other. It's especially popular for people who want something they can customize with little to no programming experience, and it's great for sharing all sorts of multimedia, fast. There are some pretty amazing people on Tumblr, and you can find some incredibly interesting content there.

But how do you find the people who are sharing the stuff you're interested in? There are a couple of ways to go about this. In order to get the most out of these tips, you'll need to be signed into Tumblr (registration and accounts are free); that way, you can get the "inside look" at how the search functions operate.

Use your Tumblr Dashboard. Within your dashboard are two immediate ways to browse other Tumblr blogs: "Explore Tumblr", which gives you a rotating list of people you might be interested in, and "Search Tags"; which brings back posts tagged with whatever you're looking for.

Search by email. You can use the Lookup Your Contacts page to find people you might know on Tumblr that have email addresses at Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, or MSN.

Use the Spotlight. The Spotlight features interesting people from a very long list of categories, ranging from Architecture to Writers.

Use a Google site search. You can search all of Tumblr simply by using this search string:site:tumblr.com "my search".

Use the Following search bar. Check out the Following dashboard, and you can search by URL, username, or email address.

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