Sharing to Tumblr [updated]

WordPress announced that it’s now possible to share your posts to Tumblr. I’ve never really understood what it’s good for, I have yet to figure that one out. There must be something really good about it, as hundreds of thousands have accounts there. I just signed up — colderweather was already taken … grrrr.. In fact, almost any name I triedΒ was taken, but I remembered an old one I’d signed up for long time ago: quackofdawn

So this post is merely a test, to see if it works properly — there have been some trouble with distorted pictures, I hear. Will be interesting to see how it works now.

I’m very happy because yesterday I finally got a decent shot of a Loon. They always make themselves scarce but yesterday there was one in one of the lakes in the park. I love Loons! Amazing design of that pattern…

30 Replies to “Sharing to Tumblr [updated]”

  1. I don’t understand the popularity either but I’ve been experimenting. Hooked my site up with Twitter last night, each post will go to Twitter in the form of a link back to that post. There is a way to link all of your old posts to Twitter as well, but that will take a while, time consuming. Trying to drive more traffic to my tiny site. Looks are cool birds indeed, they also remind me of a boat which has taken on too much water as they seem to float mighty low in the water. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! It’s Canada’s national bird … they’re on our dollar coins. They’re always that low in the water… nobody I know has ever seen one up on the ground.

      Twitter, I’ve had since 2006. This Tumblr, I don’t quite understand yet but it’s probably cool… πŸ˜€

  2. First of all, congratulations on that photos. Compared to Loons, my Mandarines look like bunch of Crows πŸ™‚

    I was also a little excited to hear about the Tumblr sharing option. I have a blog registered there some time ago just to see how it works (my address wasn’t taken πŸ™‚ ). I expected that the WP posts will be fully transfered and shown on Tumblr blog. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. The part of the text is exported but to see the rest of it and the photos you are redirected to WP. Feel little disappointed.

    1. Your Mandarines were exquisite, and it’s my dream to see one of those in real life!
      I did have some old account there too, but I couldn’t remember what it was. Either way … I think there is a way to make it post the pictures too, but I have yet to figure it out. I’ve seen it done!

  3. Just linked to Tumblr. Able to use my own blog name (yay!) but haven’t figured out how to get it to post the pics rather than link back to WP. Ah well, time to experiment tonight…

    Nice birds.

  4. I did the Twitter think vaguely, well the dog did. I’ve not even bothered with tumblr. Had a good internet pal who did both quite avidly but it’s not for me. Even to publicise my blog.

    Those birds are something else though. A good one for twittering. Do they tumble?

    1. the jury is still out, about Tumblr πŸ™‚

      They might tumble … they’re excellent divers, but they don’t tweet. They have the eeriest sound — it’s beautiful but also makes you feel … melancholic πŸ™‚ I should have put in a sound file in this post..

        1. It is like the guy said in that video … ‘if you’ve experienced that once, you’ll remember it for the rest of your life’. I’ve found that to be true… I never forget that misty lake, that night and that haunting wailing ..

  5. Hi,
    Great photos, they are gorgeous with their black and white, and I enjoyed the video as well.
    I don’t know anything about tumbler, but it does seem to be popular with a lot of people.

    1. Thank you, Mags … I was so happy to find him there … reasonably close!
      I’ve known about Tumblr for a long time, but never taken time out to learn more about it.. We’ll see.. πŸ™‚

    1. That is precious. One time, I’ve been out at a lake at night, and heard this call in real life. That was really something!
      I’ve seen pictures online, where mother Loon has the children on her back … so cute!

  6. I have never seen a loon. Probably none in my area. Cool looking.

    My blog always goes to Tumblr. not sure why, it just does. Have a couple of friends there.

    1. The Loon came, stayed a few days … and now it’s gone. Now my blog posts to Tumblr every time I post, but I don’t know … it just sits there.

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