As you’ve been posting and reblogging, you’ve probably noticed something pretty cool about Tumblr: that there are tons of people that love the same same stuff you do. From knitting to extreme typing, you’ll find that Tumblr is home to an ever-expanding group of cool people doing cool things that you’re probably into.
So how do you find these blogs? How do they find you?
Tagging can be an awesome way to let people know what you’re posting about as well as an easy way to find things.
Tagging Your Posts
Tagging your posts is easy. When you create a new post, you’ll see this box on the right with the word “tags” in it. All you need to do is start listing words that are relevant to your post, separated with commas.
Those words will turn green to let you know they’ve been added to the post.
You’ve probably noticed this little box on your Dashboard.
This box allows you to search for posts tagged with certain things. This will show most of the posts on Tumblr that are tagged with the thing you are searching for. This is a great way to find other blogs and bloggers that are into the things you are.
Tags on Your Blog
Tags work slightly differently when users are visiting your blog. When a user clicks a tag on your blog, they are only shown posts you’ve made using that tag. This is a great way to keep your blog organized. For example, you can tag pictures of your cat with the tag “my cat” and then users will be able to quickly see all of those posts.