Every week we’re going to set aside a post to answer your questions and feedback. If there’s anything you’d like to throw into the fray, just leave a comment. Thank you!
Sometimes I upload 20 shots of products or a particular photo shoot [to Flickr], but I don’t necessarily want all 20 of those to appear full-sized in Tumblr.
Lots of Tumblr users have been using Flickr’s built-in tags to mark photos for import. Just tag your desired Flickr photos with something like “tumblr”, and subscribe to that tag’s RSS feed.
I was wondering if Google Adsense ads are allowed to be added to Tumblr?
We haven’t formed an official policy on advertising. But since our philosophy is building Tumblr into a complete tool, we certainly don’t want to alienate any of our pro-users. Ads are a-okay. We’ll update you if our Terms of Service changes.
Could you show more featured tumblelogs? I’d like to see what others are doing.
We’re working on some VERY cool ways to explore tumblelogs. Check back soon!
I’d like to communicate somehow. Maybe blogs with comments and trackbacks are just different than tumbelogs, but I want 2-way communication. Any recommendations?
We absolutely understand the value of a web site being an interactive experience. That said, we, and many of our users, don’t believe “comments”, as they are currently being applied on blogs, will enhance the tumblelog experience. That’s not a cop-out though. We’re staging several experimental interfaces for user feedback. Lots of neat things to come. We promise!
I’m having trouble getting posts from before the date I added the feed to import…
When you add a feed to be imported, we grab the latest post, and then every one posted after that.
The only thing missing from Tumblr is tags and a tag cloud to make navigating older posts easier.
Tags are in development as an OPTIONAL feature that can be tucked away and disabled if you don’t care for the clutter. Look out for this soon.
I know you want to keep Tumblr as simple as possible, but I would love to see a feature for scheduled posting.
We’ll be adding the ability to set the date and time of posts, as well as forward date them for scheduled publishing.
[It would be great] if it could have a “VIDEO” type in the feed imports. I have an RSS feed of my favorite youtube videos and I would LOVE it if it worked the same way as directly posting a video (seeing the video preview and play button instead of just a link).
Totally agree. We’ll make this happen.