Travel on Tumblr: Tips
We talked about the scope of travel talk on Tumblr, so we thought we might break out some of the more useful tips from that information to share with you!
Post type: photo posts (including GIFs users post as photos) are the most popular, but quote posts come in a a strong second (they average 10.2 notes per post, while photo posts average 10.3). Use these to get some variety in your posts for your followers.
"I have consistently found that travel quotes are among my top performing posts - even surpassing photos and GIFs. In fact, 9 out of 10 of my top posts on my travel tumblelog have been quotes." -Jenna Broughton
Tags: Definitely check out the most popular tags to see what travel blogs on Tumblr are talking about. For example, our data showed #travel, #photography, & #summer were in the top five tags by both post volume and note volume. If you’re a landscape photographer, you definitely want to be using this tag so that you can reach the micro communities that exist within travel.
Additionally, you can experiment with tags and see which of your posts get the most action from different ones; you’ll get a great idea of what everyone is already doing, how you can make your own content stand out, and reach and build the right audience in doing so.
Submit your Tumblr Travel Blog: speaking of reaching and building the right audience, this link lets you submit your Tumblr Travel blog to be considered for inclusion in the list of Tumblr Travel Blogs to Follow. You’ll also want to check out the page, which is kept up by the Tumblr Travel Evangelist (best job ever?). You can see what niche travel blogs already exist, and get a sense of the whole Tumblr travel community.
Spotlight: Finally, check out the Travel Spotlight- the best of the best- to see how these blogs are approaching their audiences— what kinds of posts and tags they use, format experiments, and more. Ask yourself what you can bring that’s different, or if there’s niche that isn’t filled in yet.
Are you a Tumblr travel blogger? Got some tips of your own?