Tumblr Quick Tip: Tags
Proper use of tags is huge on Tumblr; your posts can gain a lot more traction if people interested in the subject matter get a chance to see it in the first place.
Make sure you tag everything you think is relevant for a post, but also pay attention while you’re tagging: Tumblr will let you know if you’re using a Featured Tag, or something close to it (in which case use both, if appropriate, or go with the Featured Tag).
Featured Tags have Tag Editors, and if they like what you’re posting you’ll get added to the Featured Tag’s page. How will you know? It’ll show up as a blue tag on your post on your dashboard, like this example of the Vintage tag below:
You can also read the Tag Editor Guidelines & FAQs to see how they choose content for tags; it’ll give you a great idea of how to present yours.
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