Tumblr is an online social network that allows you to create your own free microblogs and connect with other Tumblr users on the Internet. When you sign up for Tumblr, the service prompts you to choose a URL address for your blog. This will become the first part of your Tumblr blog address that visitors use to access your Tumblr site. Because of this, it is important to choose a good URL address that is memorable and that clearly represents your blog content.
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Determine the purpose and content of your Tumblr blog. If you want to use your Tumblr for branding a product or service, you would choose a much different URL than if you want to use your Tumblr for personal promotion or recreation.
Choose a URL that is short and easy to remember. Do not use alternative spellings or long words that might confuse a visitor.
Select the same user name that you use for other social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, even if you are using your Tumblr for fun or recreation. This keeps your URLs consistent and helps followers from other sites find your Tumblr.
Select your brand name or a very close variation of your brand if you are using the Tumblr for a promotional tool for a product or service.
Use your first and last name or your last name alone as your URL if you are promoting yourself as a professional through the blog.
Select a URL that best represents the topic of the Tumblr content if you are using it as a tool to develop an informational blog.
Navigate to the Tumblr home page, type in your e-mail address, password and URL in the text boxes, and then click "Start Posting." If the URL address is already taken, Tumblr will advise you to choose a new one. If the URL is free, Tumblr will create a blog with your chosen URL address.
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