There has been a lot of discussion this week about Tumblr, following Yahoo’s $1.1bn acquisition of the blogging site, with many users expressing fears that the internet giant would ‘ruin’ Tumblr. This tends to happen whenever a much-loved service gets bought out by a large company – eg Facebook buying Instagram last year.
However, if you’re a Tumblr user who is concerned that anything might happen to your posts and photos then you can keep all your future content secure by backing it up to your own with SocialSafe, using RSS.
If you’re already a SocialSafe user then just skip to the next paragraph to find out how to add your Tumblr account. If you haven’t heard of SocialSafe before, it is a desktop app that allows you to easily download, archive and export your content from a variety of social networks. All the content can be viewed, browsed and searched. Visit our website to find out more and download the SocialSafe free trial.
To backup a Tumblr account within your SocialSafe journal simply go to the ‘Accounts’ view, click ‘Add Your Blog’ and then enter the URL for your Tumblr page. When you sync your account via RSS (this method) you will get your most recent 20 posts, along with any photos contained within those posts.
Obviously most Tumblr users will have more than 20 posts, which is why we have plans to add full support for Tumblr in the near future. However, we believe something is better than nothing, so we thought it best to point out this alternative method of backing up Tumblr by using RSS.
With SocialSafe you’re obviously backing up to your own machine, but if you’d prefer a cloud based solution, there are other options. One we’d recommend is using WordPress, so follow this link for simple instructions on how to import from Tumblr to WordPress.
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