We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences. Tumblr is a free platform and one that can give you an up-and-running blog in about 10 minutes − as well as powerful customization and design tools that can make your blog uniquely branded and connected. We’ll be introducing those more advanced features in future episodes.
What the Blog Settings offer that is worth emphasizing is the opportunity to connect your organization’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Tumblr blog. Once done, you can post something on Tumblr and have it announced on the other social-networking sites:.
One of the topics noted in today’s video is the opportunity to link your blog to an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed, which allows users to peruse your headlines whenever one is added or edited on your site. We don’t go into RSS in the video, but look at our previous coverage of the technology and .
Next time, we’ll be looking at the account’s preferences, and from there we’ll explore how to customize the look and feel of your account to make it align with your organization’s branding, colors, and user experiences.