The Genuine ScLoHo aka Scott Howard

A Tumblr Confession

November 8, 2011 ScLoHo's Web World 3

A few years ago when I was claiming my spot on social media platforms, one of the accounts I snapped up was a Tumblr account.

Not that I needed another social media channel to fill, but I wanted to make sure no one else claimed http://scloho.tumblr.com/ and write stuff using the ScLoHo name.

Tumblr used to allow you to repost from other sites like Blogger which is what I did for a couple years since Blogger was my online home for all this webstuff I was doing.

Then Tumblr dropped those outside feeds and my Tumblr account sat dormant.

When I launched this website as a replacement for all those Blogger blogs I found a plugin that would send my daily updates to Tumblr so I started using it again.

Now the confession.

Why use Tumblr?  For me it was initially to see what effect it would have on my Klout score.

Yes, I know.  I don’t really care about my Klout score, yet here I was doing something that might give me some extra Klout.

I haven’t seen any noticeable change since I linked my now active Tumblr account to Klout in my Klout score.

But I have noticed that each time I mention I also have a Tumblr account, a few more folks follow it.

Go figure.

Scott Howard aka ScLoHo has 25+ years of experience in marketing , advertising, media and works directly in the radio and digital world from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Contact him at Scott@ScLoHo.net or 260.255.4357.

 

3 Responses

  1. Tumblr isn’t really about gaming Klout, so much as taking advantage of the syndication engine. When you post the right sort of stuff, it gets shared widely. When you share other people’s stuff, they follow you back, and it broadens your opportunity to have your content shared. It’s quite holistic that way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *