Following and Followers
The Following page shows blogs that you are following. Posts from these blogs will appear in real-time on your Dashboard.
The Followers page shows other users that are following your blog.
You can follow any Tumblr blog you visit by clicking the Follow icon in the top right corner of the page. Or, you can enter it manually on your Following page.
When following other blogs, you will be identified as your primary blog. Additional blogs cannot follow other blogs.
Reblogging lets you quickly share things you find on Tumblr. Clicking the Reblog button next to any post will create a copy on your blog, and give you a chance to include your own comments.
Reblogged posts automatically include attribution to the original poster.
Liking posts (♥) is a great way to give feedback to other Tumblr bloggers. Posts you like are also collected on the Likes page for you to browse later.
By default, your Likes page is public. To make this page private, simply uncheckPreferences → Share posts I like.
When liking posts, you will be identified as your primary blog. Additional blogscannot like posts.
Tumblr’s Submission feature lets anyone on the web contribute to your blog. All Submissions are added to your Messages page, where you or other blog members can approve or denythem.
To enable Submissions on your blog, just click the name of your blog at the top of your Dashboard, then click Settings and check → Submissions → Let people submit posts.
Tumblr’s Reply feature lets people you trust on Tumblr respond to any of your posts without reblogging them. To enable Replies on your blog, just click the name of your blog at the top of your Dashboard, then click Settings and check → Replies → Allow replies from people you follow.
You cannot Reply to your own posts or Reply to Replies you receive. Replies also cannot be edited or deleted.
Currently, Replies can only be enabled on your primary blog.
Allow people to submit questions
Ask / Answer posts
Tumblr’s Ask feature lets anyone on the web ask you questions through your blog. These questions are added to your Messages page, where you can either respond to them privately, publicly as special Answer posts, or delete them.
To let people ask you questions, just click the name of your blog at the top of your Dashboard, then click Settings and check → Ask → Let people ask questions.
Question posts let anyone on the web answer a question you have. Any Text, Photo, Link, Audio, or Video post can be turned into a Question post. Just end your post with a question mark (?) when posting and an option to Let people answer this will appear.
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Notes display all of the reblogs, likes, answers, and replies that a post has received.
Tumblr Crushes are the nine blogs that you’ve given the most likes to. If you don’t see your Tumblr Crushes, make sure that you have given at least one like to at least nine blogs. And, make sure you are looking at your Following page rather than your main Dashboard page.
If someone on Tumblr is bothering you, you can easily block them from appearing on your blog and Dashboard by clicking the block link next to their name, or visiting the Block page. For detailed information on how blocking works, please read the extended description.