I'm starting to get more well-paid freelancing writing work (features and corporate comms). It's a good way to quickly earn some extra cash, so I need an online portfolio to show to new prospects. Does anyone have any examples of good online portfolios by journalists and marketing copywriters? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I actually have a few subquestions. I have a tumblr page that I use infrequently and sometimes binge-use, but either way, it is not maintained regularly. It has lots of stuff related to my interests and mostly just reposted stuff and some things about my profession and its results. I just had a major breakthrough in my (artistic) field and am wondering if it would be a good idea to start this tumblr page back. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on May 19, 2014 -
I am looking for a user-friendly theme with an easy-to-set-up CMS as well as secure hosting for a weekly webcomic. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by omar.a
on May 17, 2014 -
Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Mar 16, 2014 -
posted by anonymous
on Mar 10, 2014 -
I'm working on a worldbuilding project set in the Harry Potter universe that incorporates Bengali culture and history. What can I do and what resources can I consult to make this project awesome? (Mild spoiler for Pottermore inside.) [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 25, 2014 -
Here are three NSFW porn blogs, called: tattoos-n-blondes
, and s-u-i-c-d-al-r-e-v-e-n-g-e
; all are hosted on tumblr, and all frequently reblog each other's posts. Does anyone know: are these blogs actually viral marketing for Jack Daniels? About once every 20-30 images in each, there is a prominently displayed picture of Jack Daniels whiskey, either by itself or being held by a lass. Are these blogs being independently run, but paid by the Brown-Forman corporation
? Are the blogs actual sanctioned advertising directly from that corporation? Attempts to ask the blogs via tumblr's messaging feature have gone unanswered.
posted by Greg Nog
on Jan 4, 2014 -
A while back, on tumblr, I saw a gif-set of some kids dancing. One of the kids is then arrested by the police, but then the camera zooms in on his feet, and you can see that he's still dancing even as he's getting arrested. Does anyone have a link for this? I can't seem to find it now, and it's driving me batty.
posted by Greg Nog
on Dec 21, 2013 -
Is there some sort of online venue that's midway in concept between twitter and a blog? [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Dec 12, 2013 -
After the probably eighth hacking attack (and success) on my site in less than a year, I'm sick to death of using a platform that has to be updated on an hourly basis or get totally nuked by Moldavians. What platforms are relatively user-friendly for people who want to blog? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Nov 9, 2013 -
I'm trying to reorder the posts on my tumblr blog and it's acting all kinds of crazy. halp me! [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot
on Nov 2, 2013 -
Google-fu has the flu. Need a Tumblr theme with the following characteristics: responsive design; minimal (aesthetically); single-column layout; no sidebar; supports tags; displays tags on homepage; supports tag pages; supports google analytics; has searchbox; has social media sharing on posts (including minimally twitter, facebook & tumbler); has section somewhere for "about site owner--brief bio, site owner's social media follow icons (minimally twitter, but fb, linkedin, & pinterest would be grand) & an email contact link; customizable color palette.
Love the look of Firefly, Footnote, & Simplist as aesthetic examples but both are lacking a few key things. Sadness. Most of the posts will be text, so a site geared toward photogs isn't ideal as there is usually so much white space. That's an issue with Simplist.
Thanks for using your noodle on my behalf. Appreciate the suggestions.
posted by Kalatraz
on Oct 26, 2013 -
I've been working on an exciting food project near and dear to me. But I'm unsure which platform would be better suited to its needs. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Tumblr Themes: I am looking for a theme with specific features - one photo post at a time, with prev/next buttons. Would also like: rare layout. Help! [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Oct 10, 2013 -
Twitter and Tumblr feature trending or hot tags/news. But is there a way to find the most read/shared news story associated with a certain tag/news topic? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Oct 9, 2013 -
I am about to launch a project that I think will get a lot of attention. I have personal/business social media accounts already, but do I need a second set of social media accounts just for this project to keep my personal/business ones from getting cluttered?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Sep 28, 2013 -
The Tumblr iPad app doesn't have a proper editor (looks like all I can do is choose a type of post, add tags and post).
Can anyone recommend a good text editor app for iPad that is similar to the online version of Tumblr (allowing me to insert photos, add links, italics, bold, etc, as well as switch between the WSYWIG editor and HTML views? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Aug 6, 2013 -
I like reading the blog Fosterhood
, but ever since I moved last week and got new internet from TWC (not sure if it has anything to do with it, but that's the timing) I'm only getting this on the loading page: "Not Found
The URL you requested could not be found." I can access material in archives that has been posted since the move so I think it's me and not the site. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I'm hoping to find a user script for Tumblr that will go from the default 1 column layout to something that has 5-6 columns to take advantage of my widescreen monitor.
I've found a userscript that gets partway there ("minimal three column layout"
), but it suppresses the Like & Repost buttons. I've tried modifying it to have 5 columns instead of three, but I don't know java for beans.
Would someone in the hivemind be able to tweak this appropriately, or know another way to get a better layout?
posted by Decimask
on Jul 14, 2013 -
Is there a clever way to have sequential numbering on Tumblr posts? What I'm looking for is a way to have my posts numbered "Week 1," "Week 2," etc. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Jul 2, 2013 -
Chrome won't let me access the Metafilter homepage--among other issues. I am not having this problem with Safari or Firefox. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Jun 19, 2013 -
One of my absolute favorite blogs, Drawn
, shut down this week. How do I replace it? What are other good blogs or websites that focus on illustration, cartooning, and animated shorts?
posted by Rinku
on May 23, 2013 -
I'm using Tumblr for the first time (link in profile)
and posting lots of quotes (as 'text') every day. I don't want to spam people or muck up their dashboard, so please enlighten me about bad or annoying things people do on Tumblr so I can learn from their mistakes.
posted by Foci for Analysis
on May 18, 2013 -
Tumblr recently switched out their flash-based music player with a new, more mobile-friendly one. That's good, except the new one is devastatingly ugly and has totally different proportions. I'm not even sure it's displaying correctly - the arrow is off-center, the text looks wonky. I have been trying in vain to find ways of fiddling with its attributes, but the ones exposed are very limited. Has anyone else noticed this problem with the look, and has anyone had any success in customizing it? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Apr 11, 2013 -
II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I have a tumblr. I wanted to use this plugin
posted by Palmfrond
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Tumblr has changed and I'm having trouble finding the picture uploading functionality I was used to. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell
on Jan 26, 2013 -
Recent changes in Tumblr's layout have made it unusable for me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by koucha
on Jan 15, 2013 -
When using the Tumblr API, how exactly do I get the 'access_token' and 'access_secret' keys I need to post through my account via a script. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek
on Jan 13, 2013 -
My Tumblr has stopped posting entries. It’s only my third day. It previews nicely but disappears when I hit the “post” button. What could the problem be? I have an email into Tumblr but their help page was so unhelpful I am not hopeful.
posted by quintno
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I post a lot of pictures to tumblr from other devices, and I'd like to have copies of the images on my own computer. Is there a program for OSX that will let me download every image off my tumblr at once?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Tumblr-filtr: is there any way to make some
of my captions show up on the main page, and others just appear on the permalink page? [more inside]
posted by hegemone
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Is there (a) such a thing as "companion themes" for WordPress and Tumblr and, if so, (2) where do I find them...?
Yeah, so, my new personal project is about writing, not design (which is where all the time goes that I think
I should be spending writing...) I want to collate images from Tumblr blogs onto my own Tumblr blog, then write about (some of?) the images and post it on a WordPress blog that's parked at my personal URL.
Since I can't go all designery and both platforms are theme-based, I'm wondering if anyone's seen what I'll call "companion themes," for lack of a better term: themes that are adapted for the specific features of each platform, but that share at least a common aesthetic, if not full UI.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Oct 22, 2012 -
What is a good way to edit a Tumblr theme when I have limited experience with "modern" HTML used in tumblr themes? I have a tumblr and I picked up a decent looking free theme, but it seems to be missing some elements. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 16, 2012 -
What would you name a Tumblr blog featuring 'found photos' scanned from old rolls of film that were discovered in used cameras? [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Sep 1, 2012 -