tobia.tumblr.com by Toyin Odutola

  • Posts works in progress.
  • Keeps us interested with behind the scenes material.
  • Tells us the story or narrative behind her work through personal anecdotes.

A Note On Tagging

  • Organize all posts with any relevant tags so your content can be easily searched and sifted through later (i.e. painting, acrylic, brush strokes; or installation, lights, Reference Art Gallery). This is how people will find you who weren’t already looking for you.
  • Clearly distinguish between the personal and the professional. This can be done through tagging as well.
  • For important tags, make Pages to distinguish your content. Link out to any other sources for your work (portfolio sites or a Carbon Made account, etc).

9-eyes.com by Jon Rafman

  • Project specific.
  • Totally digital as well as universal.
  • Well displayed.

brandspirit.tumblr.com by Andrew Miller

  • Memetic.
  • Simple side project.
  • Beautifully displayed.

A Note On Secondary/Group Blogs

  • You can have as many Secondary Blogs under one account as you like.
  • Only Secondary Blogs can be Group Blogs (or blogs with multiple authors/Tumblr contributors).
  • Group blogs are great for collaborative projects.
  • Secondary blogs are great for one-off side projects. Nobody has to know…

phonearts.net

  • Collaborative project.
  • Simple restrictions for content — a low barrier of entry.
  • Updates frequently.

bedbughotels.tumblr.com

  • Live action nature of Tumblr is great for documenting street and public art.

hypergeography.tumblr.com by Joe Hamilton

  • Plays with the core conventions of Tumblr as a network.
  • Created a new theme all his own.

A Note On Net Art

  • Here is the Tumblr API.
  • Run with it.

dvdp.tumblr.com by David Dope

  • GIFs were reborn on Tumblr because of artists like David Dope.
  • Constnatly stretches the medium.
  • If there were ever a perfect medium for Tumblr, the GIF would be it.