How to Search for Someone on Tumblr

By Tricia Goss

Tumblr simplifies your search for specific users.
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Tumblr can be an important piece of your social media marketing platform, but you need followers for your posts to be effective. Following people you already know on their Tumblr accounts is a good starting point, as they will likely follow you back and may direct their other followers to you. Using the Lookup tool, you can look for your Facebook and email contacts or search for users by their email addresses, URLs or user names.

Log in to your Tumblr account and click "Find Blogs" in the left pane.

Click the "People You Know" tab.

Choose the contacts you want to search, such as Facebook or Gmail. Click the "Allow" button to allow Tumblr to access your contacts or friends list. Click the "Follow" button next to any contacts you find and want to follow.

Select the "Following" tab on the lookup page.

Enter the email address, website address or Tumblr username of someone you want to find and click "Follow." If you entered a valid Tumblr user's information, the person appears in the list of people you follow.