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Welcome home.

Tumblr: home to your new favorite artist. Come for the effervescent digital paintings in every flavor of fandom. Stay for the breathtaking original offerings of those same artists. And, in between all the art: Old internet energy. All the fandoms you could wish for. Enough memes to knock out a moderately-sized mammal. Add to it or simply scroll through and soak it up.

Every piece of life-changing art you discover, every waterfall GIF you gaze at in wonder, every quote you reblog, every tag you curate—that’s all you. Reblog them to show the world who you are, what you love. You’re the explorer. We’re just a map you all keep on making. Welcome home. Make it yours.

If you’re an artist, you’re coming in hot to a community that will love your work. Think of this as your online studio with many options: A portfolio, your calling card for your creations with in-built social engagement and community, or an online drawing board, a place to hash out ideas, share sketches, and gather feedback. Take requests and commissions or join art challenges like Goblin Week, Mermay, Julycanthropy, and Yeehawgust. Discuss the finer points of your favorite brushes. Create OC art for your favorite writers on Tumblr. Sell prints (coasters! mugs! tchotchkes!) of your work—to an audience invested in you and actively seeking these things via our Artist Alley. Create a webcomic (have you heard of Heartstopper? Started here.)

Now picture all of the above, but on the go. That’s what this is.


Chances are if you’ve seen it elsewhere, it probably started here. That digital painting you can’t stop thinking about. That text post explaining the exquisite specifics of something you never realized you needed to know. Your dashboard will become a tapestry of all the wonderful, nonsensical, fantastical things you like. Whether you post, lurk in likes, or reblog to your personal online fridge. Whatever your community, you’ll find a ready-made home here.

When you have something to say—a hot take on the finer points of a Virgo moon, Barbie fanfic, an image of your turtle Harold that you simply *have* to share with the world: Shoot your shot with a photo, a video, or a text post. Make an audio post of your ramblings or share your current favorite song via Spotify. We even have a pre-set chat post for all your incorrect quotes.

The reblog starts conversations for everyone, creates jokes, and continues them—sometimes across the world and over the years. Time and space, right here at your very fingertips. Whatever you choose to send into our effervescent digital ether, know that it can, and will, go anywhere. (Unless, of course, you use our post-level reblog controls. Private blog? Private post? All possible here).

Tumblr is the home of fandom. We’ve all got that one special blorbo from our shows. There’s fanart you’ll want to stare at, reblog, stare at again—or create yourself, and share with the community. You can read your favorite ficcers from ao3 *and* see their OC art on Tumblr *and* discuss the finer points of lore with them. Pokémon? Got it. Marvel? Here. Kpop? Check. Supernatural? Of course. Minecraft? Ready and waiting. Star Wars? Yes! Doctor Who? Doctor YOU! You get the idea: it’s all here.

It’s a whole universe out here. If the prospect of creating, reblogging, shipping, and curating feels a little daunting, head over to tips.tumblr.com, where Cat Frazier of animatedtext.tumblr.com will take you through the finer points of Tumblr etiquette—the effervescent, the eeby, the deeby.

So. Sign up, fall in love with some art, follow some tags, and find your place on the dashboard. Then reblog, like, and post to your heart’s content. Or simply drift through the dream you’ve created for yourself—you hold the keys to this kingdom.

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What’s New

Version 35.3

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There were some bugs in the previous version. There are no bugs in this version. Carry on.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
336.2K Ratings

336.2K Ratings

ShylaVids ,

Very minor issues

Oh, I love Tumblr, but there are a few things that make my experience less enjoyable. The top thing contributing to my dissatisfaction would be the bots. I get two or three follows from robots every day. I like to post and re-post things designed for a target audience to also take inspiration from my vision boards but instead most of the only interaction I get is from robots. It’s come so far to the point I don’t think I should block them anymore. If I’m gone from the Internet for long enough, it will take me too long to go through the entire list of robots and block them all. Number two would be ads. I am not going to pay for a no ad experience and that is no reason for me to dislike ads more than I have to. Every time I’m scrolling through my feed I accidentally land my thumb on an ad because I am scrolling so quickly. But because of this Tumblr thinks I am clicking on the ad and it takes me either to the App Store or my browser. I don’t like that I have to have to back out of a different app so frequently in a five minute time frame purely because Tumblr thinks I’m clicking on ads. Other than that I love my Tumblr experience. As I mentioned, I love to make vision boards. All of the pictures and videos. I see on the app are so inspirational and aesthetically pleasing. The messaging aspect is very nice and works well, i’ve had a great experience with it too.

Eclipse-Nightingale ,

A Genuine, user-friendly experience

I truly believe that Tumblr is one of the least toxic social platforms on the internet. Tumblr is just a fun place where you can destress after a long day at work or school, most of the communities are super wholesome and the platform is just an overall uplifting place where people can talk about fandom, Comics, Fanfics, The latest shows, Art, Etc. I’m finally at peace with myself after they removed “Tumblr live” because now that it’s gone I don’t have to worry about accidentally hitting the useless button on my feed. Another thing to mention is that there are so many fandoms to find and explore with so much creativity and love put into each one. It’s also a great place to post your own art and fanfics with genuine nontoxic feedback unlike Reddit or Twitter. The only thing to note is the NSFW (not safe for work) content but I do appreciate that the site doesn’t show you that kind of content unless you search for it, yes once in a while your dashboard will show you a NSFW pic but it’s genuinely minimized unlike Reddit which will show you a NSFW post every couple scrolls, another thing I will warn you about is that you will get scam messages asking you to join NSFW sites but these messages can be deleted and in my experience will go away after awhile. I genuinely rate the app a five out of five and highly recommend for anyone who’s new to the internet or is interested in a genuine, wholesome social media platform.

shrimp 🦐 ,

Ads Galore!!

Okay, so I’ve had my tumblr for 13 years now, and I love it very much. I’ve tailored my dash to be exactly what I need. It’s like a well seasoned cast iron. However, the mobile version of this app consistently gets on my nerves. I’m aware that you need to advertise to run a service, but oh my god, these ads open like 4 separate apps when I didn’t even click on the ad. Sometimes I won’t even be near an ad and I will get dragged away from tumblr. It’s actually super frustrating. Not to mention, an ad will literally hold me hostage and scroll at an unbearably slow pace to make sure I see it. It is very uncomfortable for me, as a user, to be consistently dragged away from your app. Sometimes I actually get annoyed enough to close out because I don’t want to deal with that. I thoroughly enjoy my time on the app, but pestering your user base will never be enough to encourage me or anyone else to buy premiums. They will just… leave. Again, I totally understand advertising, and I actually don’t mind dealing with the ads that pop up in feed. It’s the aggression and annoyance of the ads opening up other apps and browsers that is just so aggravating!!! Please let me scroll past these ads at a NORMAL pace, and please stop dragging me from your app to take me to the App Store for a game I couldn’t care less about. You want people to stay on your app, don’t shoo them away!

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