Tumblr's Ask feature allows your blog readers to send questions and comments directly to your Tumblr mailbox, where you can respond to them either publicly or privately. When you reblog a post, you can include a question with a hyperlink. Tumblr users have the option of asking questions while displaying their usernames or they have the option to ask questions anonymously if the blogger has chosen to make the anonymous questions feature active on his site. Spread Tumblr's ask blogs began gaining attention outside of the platform in July 2011 when Equestria Daily posted about two of the first character blogs, Ask Twilight Sparkle and now-defunct Ask Applebloom. The original author is notified that her original post has been reblogged and can reply to the reblog to answer your question. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. Type your question at the bottom of the original post.
The original post is cited with a hyperlink if the post is long. Reblog Many Tumblr users post questions and reply to posts by reblogging the original post and appending their questions and comments. LiveJournal Precedent In December 2008, the blog Ask Captain Jack was created, written from the perspective of character Captain Jack Harkness. If your theme doesn't have it, you can add it yourself. So, any questions regarding this strange yet awesome feature? Running Into Issues Aside from anonymous asks having to be enabled by whatever blog that you plan to send the question to, their are a couple other reasons why you may run into trouble when it comes to sending your queries.
Ask messages do not support hyperlinks. Once you are ready, click Ask to send your question. When you enable the Ask feature, your readers can click a link on your blog to ask you a question directly. Butler brings expertise in legal and computer issues to his how-to articles. McManaway has also been a writer and editor since 2008. About the Author Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana.
You will receive your answer when he posts it. Tip: If you aren't signed in, try clearing your browser cookies after every five anonymous asks to send as many of them as you like! The first method requires you to be signed in to your Tumblr account, while the other two methods don't require that you do so — unless you come across , in which case you must log in. About the Author A professional writer, Michael Butler has been writing Web content since 2010. Type your question in the text box. About the Author Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. Larsen Memorial Award for Business and Technical Writing.
She has worked in materials development, media and information technology in the nonprofit sector since 2006. Format The original format of the Ask Captain Jack blog was text-based roleplay with the occasional inclusion of images. Fan Mail, like Ask Messages, can be viewed and answered in your Inbox. Status Confirmed Year Origin Tags , , , , , , , , About Tumblr Ask Blogs are interactive roleplay blogs that are run from the perspectives of fictional characters, similar to other on various platforms. You can choose to send your question to the post author anonymously or as a private message. Butler also has a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. The first post featured a drawing of Karkat answering an anonymous reader's question about another character from the series.
Also, your total ask limit amounts to 10 queries per day, but that unfortunately includes your tally of anonymous asks as well. Enter anything in the description field -- it doesn't show up on your Ask page, but Tumblr won't let you proceed until you enter something. In these blogs, readers are encouraged to ask questions and the roleplayer behind each blog will respond with either text or artwork in the first-person narrative. The link to your Ask page appears in the sidebar along with links to any other pages you create. Fortunately, Tumblr provides the ability to let you perform asks anonymously.
However, readers may not know this feature is available unless you provide a link to the Ask box in your sidebar. Just tap it, and you should see the ask status switch to 'Anonymous. Tumblr has plenty of different features, but one of them is focused on being able to ask questions. On the header of a Tumblr blog, tap the Message icon. Alternatively, click the Ask Me Anything option under the Tumblr user avatar when directly visiting a blog. Now that your question is submitted to the blogger, as long as long as that blogger has opted to accept questions. This tells Tumblr to add the page title as a link in the sidebar.
On the context menu that shows up, click Ask a Question. Fan Mail Followers of your blogs can send Fan Mail messages to you. And even then, the blog needs to have anonymous asks enabled as well. Asking a question on Tumblr is a feature that adds a dimension of social interaction, which enables content creators and consumers to interact with each another. On Desktop When using a browser, Tumblr lets you initiate the ask box in three different ways. Turn it on, and you should see switch to 'anonymous,' complete with your avatar representing anonymity. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washburn University.