A couple of nights ago I was looking Tumblr again as a platform for introducing some teachers and their students to blogging. I’m also thinking about starting a Tumblr blog to share some of the things I’ve learned about blogging in the last two years, more on that in the future.
As I have written in the past, Tumblr provides one of the fastest and easiest ways to get started blogging. I’ve always liked Tumblr because of its easy-to-use user interface as well as its clean and simple design themes. While I was browsing the standard Tumblr themes I noticed, for the first time, that they offer directions for creating a custom theme in html. So now if the selection of pre-made Tumblr themes doesn’t provide what you want, you can create your own custom theme. If you’ve never done any work in html, Tumblr provides clear descriptions of what different tags will do to your theme. It’s not a complete tutorial in html, but it is clear and in-depth enough for it’s intended purpose of helping you create a custom theme for your blog.
Applications for Education
If you have students interested in learning how to develop custom blog themes, Tumblr might be a good place for them to start. Not only do they get to learn some basic html skills, they can see and share with the world the results of what they’ve learned.