Here's Everything You Need To Know About Tumblr, The Hot Blogging Service Used By Millions

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Tumblr is one of the fastest growing sites on the web. As of July 18, 2012, Tumblr has over 64.7 million blogs.

Tumblr is extremely popular with the younger crowd, but it’s quickly expanding as companies like GQ, Newsweek, and several other brands use it to connect with customers and readers.

Want to get started with Tumblr? We put together a handy guide with everything you need to know.

For a full rundown of the micro-blogging site, check out the Quora topic on Tumblr.

Tumblr also has a free iPhone app that recently got a major update. Check out our of walkthrough here.

This is the Tumblr home page. It shows popular stories, photos, and more that are circulating the site. To create your account click 'Sign Up' in the top right corner.

Like other popular social networks, the site is broken down into tags. Before you sign up you can also see popular accounts in the right hand navigation.

Now let's sign up. Enter your email, create a password, and choose a username. Your username will be the same as your blog's web address. (More on that later.)

Once you're in, you can begin to post different types of things. There are text posts, photos, quotes, links, audio, etc. This is also a dashboard that will display posts from the people you follow.

You have control over the posts you make as well. You can view your blog, customise it, and schedule a post to go live later, etc.

Here is the content bar again. Play around with the various types, it's very easy to use.

You can completely customise your blog by using themes. Themes come both free and paid.

Here are a few. There is a huge community of developers creating various types and styles.

If you own a domain and would like that to be your Tumblr web address, you can customise that here.

Tumblr has a great collection of 'People you can follow' and 'People you may know'. This is an excellent way to find blogs with similar interests.

This is the explore Tumblr tab. Explore Tumblr is another way to follow popular tags that are on the website.

More of the Explore Tumblr page.

If you're ever confused, Tumblr has a robust help section that can pretty much explain how to do anything.

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