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What are your favorite creepy blogs?

I really like Unexplained Events, which is a Tumblr all about creepy stuff that has at least a basis in real life. I'm looking for other, similar blogs. However, I'm not really interested in creepy pasta, or just huge content dumps of creepy pictures. Tumblrs would be nice, since I have an account and it would be easy to follow them through that.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 27, 2016 - 2 answers

One Update Across Multiple Social Media Sites?

In a continued effort to find my people, I want to be able to update my social media without going insane. Currently, I have Instagram, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter, Pinterest, Ello, and Facebook and jeez I do not want to have to post to each individually. Is there a service that can do this in a way that will make each site's update look right (no Instagram #tags on Tumblr, etc)? Cheap-as-in-freely? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jun 21, 2016 - 9 answers

How best to make this internet thing?

I have an abiding interest in obscure and small-press feminist and queer science fiction. I also have a collection of such material and some knowledge about it. How best to share this with the world? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 17, 2016 - 23 answers

Read Tumblr offline in chronological order?

I'd like to read a 7-year old Tumblr in chronological order. It's not mine so I don't have access to the dashboard to download an xml. Is there any way scrape the archives of a tumbler into a more readable format? Ideally I'd a single text or PDF file, but I'm open to other options. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Apr 24, 2016 - 7 answers

More Happy Than Not-Happy

What are some great art & photography resources? With absurdity, originality, variety, and quality? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Mar 26, 2016 - 3 answers

Looking for a quote about decolonizing travel

I'm looking for a quote that is along the lines of "tourists go to places where other people are wanting to leave/can't leave" except much more nuanced? [more inside]
posted by yueliang on Feb 27, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me find a film/tv/photo stand-in for the Imperial Radch?

For extremely nerdy (ie Tumblr) reasons, I need a series of images which can be re-interpreted to illustrate various characters from Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch books -- Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy. In other words, I want photos that I can point to and say, "Hey, it's Breq!" [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Feb 23, 2016 - 7 answers

Can I add a preview image to a video post in tumblr?

This is one of those questions that's probably simple once you know how but almost impossible to Google. I have posted a video to a tumblr, yet it shows up on my tumblr site as an unadorned black rectangle with a white 'play' triangle - hardly very tempting or interesting. Is there a way of adding a preview image, either a still manually cropped from the video or automatically generated?
posted by srednivashtar on Jan 5, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me find this comic about people "tied to their phone" (but not)?

A while ago I saw a two-panel comic, probably on Tumblr (since it's a very Tumblry sentiment), which was a takeoff on the "people these days just stare at their phones" genre, but which showed that those same people were using their devices to connect to friends and loved ones. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Dec 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Tranfering secondary Tumblr account

I have two different primary accounts under two different email addresses on tumblr simply because I didn't understand how it worked when I set it up. This is an extreme hassle for me when attempting to quickly post content to one of the other back and forth. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Nov 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Should I self-host my blog or post to a site with a built-in community?

I've been a blogger, off and on, since "weblog" first became a word, but the way blogs and communities are built these days confounds me. I miss tight-knit, ye olde internet communities but am no longer sure how they are built or nourished in a noisier, more commercialized web. I need opinions. [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate on Nov 9, 2015 - 11 answers

Decent autism blogs/tumblrs/etc?

Having recently accepted that my ASD will not go away, and looking to engage a little bit more with it, can you recommend any regular fixtures (regular articles, blogs, tumblrs, books possibly) that are written from an autistic perspective? [more inside]
posted by solarion on Oct 5, 2015 - 6 answers

How do you backup your Tumblr?

How do your backup your Tumblr? I was using revert.io but they just switched to a paid model which is kind of pricey. This tool doesn't work anymore. What are other people doing?
posted by lbotkins on Sep 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Slice of life on Tumblr

I'm having this kinda voyeuristic desire to read about the everyday experiences of other people's lives. I know that, tumblr, being the most popular form of blogging currently, has to have a bunch of people that just use it as a kind of public journal, but it's hard to sift through the reaction gifs and meme conversations. What are some of your favorite tumblrs that are mostly just people talking about their lives?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Sep 10, 2015 - 8 answers

What's the social media now for LJ?

I used to be on LJ and loved it, making online and RL friends until I began editing myself to silence because my ex was not keen on what I wrote etc. Now I'd like to talk to people again but how's that done in 2015? Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace? I want to be able to write short random posts, but what I miss most is the interaction and sense of community, reading a group of friends and having conversations in comments and messages. Facebook feels like shouting across a mall.
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Jul 10, 2015 - 25 answers

Cinematography and Game of Thrones

Are there any blogs or tumblrs that are a collection of the really beautiful shots that Game of Thrones does? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jun 29, 2015 - 3 answers

How can I promote my eCommerce website?

I have a site that I have started a few months ago. It is a site where I am selling random stuff right now and seeing what works. I have had some conversion from Reddit posts that got a few thousand hits so that seems to be helping but it is not always reliable since you never know what is going to go viral. Also, I'd like to open up more channels for selling. The problem is that acquiring visitors can be expensive. Does anyone know of any reasonably priced ways to generate good targeted traffic in 2015? I am not looking for SEO as an answer. I am interested in promoting the products on this site and getting conversions. I am still working on improving the site but I already know that it can convert at a reasonably good rate so my problem now is just acquiring visitors at a reasonable price.
posted by locussst on Jun 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Embedding Facebook & Tweets into Tumblr

When I try to embed a Facebook post or a tweet (with a picture) the embed works, but! It sits under the previous post - as if tumblr doesn't know there's an image there. Here is a (not especially clear) picture of what it looks like. Is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by malpractice on Jun 7, 2015 - 1 answer

Botanical/poetic ways to classify/tag four-leaf clovers

I have a tumblr where I post pictures of four-leaf and other interesting clover that I find. I'm trying to come up with a (better) system for tagging the clover based on various features that make them unique including number of leaves, leaf configuration, leaf markings, leaf shape, symmetry and more. I need suggestions for tags to us as a flexible and comprehensive way to classify any interesting clover I find. Both botanical/scientific as well as more abstractly descriptive suggestions are welcome. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by metaphorever on May 15, 2015 - 1 answer

Trying to prevent an online stranger's suicide - need help/resources

I know the bare minimum about this person--her age, the city she lives in, not even her name. A (tumblr) post from her came across my dash about how she is planning to kill herself next week. I need resources, preferably where I could actually talk to someone and get them familiar with the situation. [more inside]
posted by nogoodverybad on Apr 25, 2015 - 12 answers

Generating photo captions from EXIF data and posting them to tumblr

I have a tumblr that I post images to and my backlog of images is piling up because it's a boring slog to post them all. I want to come up with a way to automate the boring parts so that I can focus on the fun parts (taking and categorizing the photos) instead of dreading the process of uploading them all. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by metaphorever on Apr 20, 2015 - 4 answers

Tumblr chaos

How do I stop having to get a new password each time I sign into my Tumblr account? How can I give access to another person to the account? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Apr 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Can I get images onto Tumblr without Tumblr hosting them?

IT are blocking images from Tumblr, and when I post them as links to images hosted on our server, Tumblr uploads them and hosts them anyway. Can I get round this? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Mar 31, 2015 - 7 answers

Static Tumblr pages don't load on Chrome for iPad

I have a Tumblr with two static pages. It runs well everywhere I have tried it except Chrome browser for the iPad. Could someone help me debug this? Totally stuck [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 20, 2015 - 2 answers

Current best practices for updating social media sites simultaneously?

Back when I used to have a blog, my Twitter account would automatically tweet links to my new posts. Meanwhile, my tweets were automatically posted as Facebook statuses. But that was 5+ years ago and I have no idea what the done thing is these days. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 19, 2015 - 8 answers

What can I glean from an IP address?

I use Statcounter to track who visits my Tumblr, and a couple of IP addresses in a couple of towns are giving me some concern. [more inside]
posted by witchen on Jan 29, 2015 - 2 answers

Looking for more blogs about/by/featuring people of color

I'm looking for blogs/sites that are about/by people of color but are not (necessarily) about racism. So places that are more AfroPunk and less Racialicious. [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive on Jan 26, 2015 - 13 answers

tumblr management !

I found I really like tumblr for my interests, personal and professional but I can't have these worlds combining too much due to stigma and just my general privacy. Tumblr allows different master blogs, but I tend to do this stuff from my phone, and I haven't found a good app or way to make sure these things stay separate. [more inside]
posted by AlexiaSky on Jan 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Recommendations for cute illustration commission

For a project I'm working on, I'd like to commission a handful of artists to draw me (from reference photos) in their respective styles. In particular, I'm looking for simple, clean illustrations something like Meg Lovell or Kendra Wells, i.e. bold, cute, characterful. Who are your favourite artists in this sort of style (they can be amateur, semi-pro, or professional), who will also take commissions like this? [more inside]
posted by iivix on Jan 12, 2015 - 14 answers

How to read a Tumblr blog in chronological order?

I came across a blog that interests me. I want to read it in order from oldest to newest. Managed to find the first post, but can't figure out how to "page" through to the next post, and keep reading in order.
posted by dancing leaves on Dec 1, 2014 - 11 answers

How to make a Tumblr more like a regular site?

I have a Tumblr on which I post Carter family songs. Some of the songs are better than others. I'd like to be able to have a sidebar that orders the songs both alphabetically and chronologically, plus a sidebar that has a "top ten" or "top twenty," so reader-listeners who don't want to sift through three years of songs can just click on the best ones. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Oct 5, 2014 - 4 answers

A Tumblr blog for sharing kindergarten photos with parents

I would like to post photos for parents from our kindergarten class. I'm thinking of doing it on a password-protected Tumblr site. From what little I can find, it sounds do-able, but...? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Sep 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr?

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr? Thanks in advance
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 26, 2014 - 2 answers

Is there a Tumblr app for Android that isn't terrible?

I like reading my Tumblr feed on my (Android) phone. But the official app doesn't work. Are there any third-party options that do? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Sep 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for a wordpress theme to replicate a tumblr theme.

Looking for a wordpress theme that replicates the "Chunky" tumblr theme. I like the old-fashioned newspaper-style layout but I need something responsive and a little more flexible and customizable. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
posted by anticlock on Sep 20, 2014 - 0 answers

Help me find this leather jacket, please.

I saw this leather jacket (and scarf, although a friend swears it's a sweater) on Tumblr but sadly the original poster didn't cite the source and doesn't have an ask box so I cannot ask him/her directly: [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr?

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr? Thanks in advance
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 24, 2014 - 2 answers

Good examples of freelancer portfolios?

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 - 4 answers

Help me understand a few things about Tumblr?

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 - 8 answers

Themes and hosting for a webcomic

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 - 5 answers

Tumblrs of Ice and Fire

What are your favorite tumblrs related to A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones? I am looking for (in this order) high quality analysis, gifsets, and fan art. I am already familiar with ALL LEATHER MUST BE BOILED and Comics of Ice and Fire.
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for blogs in all the wrong places

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 - 2 answers

Blocking traffic to my blog

Is there a way to block links from a certain referrer from viewing my Tumblr page, say through a javascript redirect to a blank page or a different page altogether? My blog has appeared on a site known for abuse and harassment and (though I have luckily not received any yet) I'd love to keep it from happening eventually. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2014 - 5 answers

accio worldbuilding project

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 - 3 answers

Sociology of Tumblr

Where can I find online (preferably informal) articles or blog posts about the sociology of Tumblr, like this one? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Are these blogs viral marketing?

Here are three NSFW porn blogs, called: tattoos-n-blondes, i-n-k-e-d-b-i-t-c-h, 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 - 23 answers

Looking for gifset of a kid dancing while getting arrested

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 - 4 answers

a little twlonger

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 - 9 answers

What good alternatives exist for WordPress for the semi-skilled?

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 - 12 answers

Tumblr reordering acting haywire :/

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 - 0 answers

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