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Anonymous asked: "Anonymous asked: if you create a page on your blog, how can you post in there and have it appear on your archive/main page so people can reblog/favourite it?" can you do a better step to step guide please. sorry i don't understand

  1. Go to your Customize page
  2. Scroll down to the Pages section
  3. Click Add a page and a new window will open
  4. In the top row of boxes there should be a box that says Standard Layout.  Click it and select Redirect from the drop down menu.
  5. Again in the top row, click the Show link button.  Add a link title to appear on your blog.
  6. In the second row, add a word to the end of the URL provided
  7. In the third row, add https://[your URL].tumblr.com/tagged/[whatever tag you want to use]  
    If the tag consists of two words or more, add a - where the space should be (ex. choklitfroggie.tumblr.com/tagged/orange-is-the-new-black)
  8. Save all changes
  9. Go to your blog and make sure the links are working
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Anonymous asked: if you create a page on your blog, how can you post in there and have it appear on your archive/main page so people can reblog/favourite it?

Make sure the page you’re creating is one that redirects to a certain tag.  For example, you want all of your posts related to and tagged as ‘food’ to show up.  The sidebar link should be set to redirect to [whatever your URL is].tumblr.com/tagged/food and every time you post something tagged as food, it will automatically show up under that link.  

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Anonymous asked: this isn't a question, but an answer to one people might have. i've noticed a lot of people's share buttons at the bottoms of their posts have been disappearing. if you habitually need to share private posts with people, it's problematic. i don't know how to get the share button back, but what you can do is go to your mass post editor, right-click on the private post, open it in a new tab, and use that link to share!

An FYI from a kind anonymous source!

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Anonymous asked: I want to reblog a picture to my password protected private blog and add my own comment, but i don't want any one to be able to view the notification and read what i wrote. does that make sense? i tried private posting but that doesn't actually show up on my secondary blog itself. in short: is there a way to reblog to my password protected page so it shows up on my actual blog without a notification being added?

I’m not 100% sure but I don’t think it’ll show up in the person’s notifications if you’re reblogging to a private blog.  I know tagged posts don’t show up in searches.  I don’t see why Tumblr would have your reblogs show up too.

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Anonymous asked: I asked a few questions yesterday 7-22. Where do you reply & what is turn around time? Thanks

It varies.  Some questions I know the answer right away and can type it up really quickly.  Others take some time to look up or explain and depending on what I have on my plate at the time, it can take a while for me to respond.  

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Anonymous asked: I see quotes,blogs, & all the rest some I really like & would like to say so. I see the word notes at bottom left, how do I send a note? I no next to nothing so step by step, or drawn dia., pic. Of it. Thanks JHL

Adding a note just means you’ve reblogged or liked the post.  Reblogging counts as one note; liking counts as another.  

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Anonymous asked: Tumblr tells me that I have two followers but when I go into the link to see who they are only one appears. The first follower never shows up but it is always accounted for. I was just wondering if that is a real follower or just a general fault?

I’ve been on this website for almost four years and I still don’t know the answer to that question.  I’d like to believe they’re a real follower but have been flagged by Tumblr for NSFW content or some other reason. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm following a bunch of people and sometimes instead of going to my dash to see what I want to reblog I go straight to a particular blog and scroll through. Recently even though I am following the person it says I'm not and I can't reblog what I want to. Any ideas on how to sort this out? I have asked the staff but got no reply.

Is this happening with just one person or multiple people?  Because if it’s just one person’s blog it could be that they’ve made it private, removing your ability to reblog from them.

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Anonymous asked: hi how do I get tumblr to send me notifications

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I have more than one secondary blog, on one of my secondary blogs it shows a smaller image of my main blog beside my secondary blog image as I post, while on all of the others it just displays the secondary blog picture alone, is there a reason for this?

You probably have the author portraits turned on.  Go the the Settings page for your secondary blogs and switch off the “Show author portrait” setting.  

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Anonymous asked: I tried making a redirect page, followed the instructions perfectly, but when I click it in my menu, it says "the url you requested could not be found" Am I doing something wrong?

Leave the page intact and ask again using your URL.  If I can see at the page as is, I can get a better idea of what the problem might be.  

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Anonymous asked: hey, im really sorry if this has been asked before but i couldn't find it on your faqs, so im sorry if it has been asked before! I have added another page to my blog for fanfiction and I dont know how to post anything onto that blog specially? thankyou :)

I’m assuming this fanfiction blog is a secondary blog.  At the top right of the Dashboard page, there should be an arrow beside where your blog name is.  Click it and a list of blogs your account has access to should show up.  Select your fic blog and that will open the page where you can manage that blog.  You can post to it the same way you would to your primary blog.  This is also the page where you can monitor that blog’s followers, reblog, activity, etc.

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Anonymous asked: I have received an anonymous question in which the answer must include a fellow tumblr user. When answering, i did not find the small @ button on the right hand of the screen as i always find when i reblog or post. My question is, how can i mention a tumblr user in asks

Try using the @ symbol your keyboard and start typing that person’s URL

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Anonymous asked: Some one asked me a question and I have the option to post privately. Does that mean only me and the asker can see it?

Yes.  The response will get sent directly to the person who asked it.  This is only available for non-anonymous questions.

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Anonymous asked: If i reblog something to my sideblog, will the person that i reblogged it from be notified that my main blog reblogged them? or my sideblog?

They’ll be notified that your sideblog reblogged them