This site is not endorsed by Tumblr, Inc. and is made to accord with Tumblr's trademark guidelines.
Unraveled Design | http://etsy.com/shop/unraveleddesign
Welcome to Unraveled Design’s print shop, a place for people who love hand drawn type, inspiring colors and positive quotations! Want your favorite quote illustrated? Commissions welcome!
Bit.ly, the URL shortening service, has published a graph of the best times to post on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Some of their findings:
What time zone?
The above plot is based on EST (Eastern Standard Time). It doesn’t take into account the activity in other time zones.
According to Quantcast, almost 10% of Tumblr’s US visitors come from New York City. A further 12% come from Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, which are on Pacific Time. Tumblr also has a large Brazilian following, with many followers coming from Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro––both on Brasilia Time (BRT).
Social Network Clock
Retronator’s social network clock, based on Bitly’s data, will show you both what time it is, and how active each social network is. It shows the time in your own time zone, based on Bitly’s figures about activity in EST.
Photo by Jef132.
Most content-creation articles focus on written content. Do the rules of good content creation apply to photoblogs?
Absolutely. Although the format is a little different, the principles remain the same. The 4 Cs of content are:
Here’s how these apply to a photoblog:
Photo by IdLoveThat.
Clarity. What is the focus of your blog? Can I take a 5-second look at your blog and “get it”? Or are you just posting random photos from your dashboard?
The Sartorialist began in 2005, when Scott Schuman began walking around New York City, taking pictures of stylishly-dressed people and posting them on his blog. The focus of his blog has remained consistent over the past seven years: photos of people with an interesting dress sense.
Schuman has a good eye for style, and for detail. His blog features people from around the world, from Montauk to Milan. The Sartorialist’s strength is showing great outfits, not just pretty young things or the latest fashion trends.
The Sartorialist’s blog is clear. A non-English speaker can scroll through one page and know what it’s about.
Cut. As in cut the fluff. Post your best pictures and forget the rest. Only reblog interesting, engaging, quality photos. A blurry instagram of your friends at the bar won’t win you many followers––except, of course, for your friends.
Color. Tell a story with your photos. Maybe post how it was taken. What the image reminds you of. What it means to you.
Carats. Why do people look at your photos? You may not know exactly why each visitor looks at your photos, but you should know that there is an audience for what you’re posting.
Post photos that will be valuable to someone besides yourself, either for their beauty, their subject matter, their uniqueness, or all of the above.