I know what you’re thinking. I’ve heard about this new video sharing site called Tumblr, but I haven’t really checked it out yet. Well, now that you have, why not take advantage of the opportunity to gain some additional views on your videos? Adding Tumblr to your social media strategy will also help you reach out to an entirely different audience base than you currently have. Below are some tips on how to use Tumblr to share YouTube video content. YouTubing and Tumbling: How to Post New YouTube Videos to Tumblr
Step 1) Find the Video URL
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The first thing you need to do is find your video’s URL. To do that, look at your post (if you are logged into your Google+ account). You should see a link for Embed under each of your posts that includes a YouTube video. Click on that link, which will display an embed code box below it. Copy and paste that code into a text document for safekeeping. If you don’t have access to your original post, go directly to YouTube and search for your video by title or keyword. Once you have found it, click on Share > Embed and copy/paste that code into a text document as well.
Step 2) Add your content to Tumblr using an RSS feed
First, subscribe to your own channel’s RSS feed. If you don’t know what that is, you can find it in your YouTube dashboard. Once you have your feed URL, add it to a Tumblr post by clicking on add media and pasting in your link. You should now see a preview of how your video will look when posted on Tumblr. Click publish when you’re ready! The video will show up under your most recent posts on your Tumblr page, where anyone who follows you can watch it. To make sure people who aren’t following you are able to watch too, be sure to set privacy settings so they’re viewable by everyone (instead of just friends). If you want more detailed instructions with pictures check out our step-by-step guide here!
Step 3) Confirm Your Content is on Tumblr
Before you can post a new video to your Tumblr, make sure you’ve confirmed that it’s on your channel. To do so, log in to your YouTube account, navigate to videos, then select Featured from one of your playlists. Next, hover over a thumbnail image and click More. You should be able to see a checkmark next to any videos that are already live on your channel—you can also click here if you need additional assistance.
For more creative inspiration, check out these video blogs from VlogBrothers John & Hank Green. They’re part of one of YouTube’s most successful user-generated video channels with more than a million subscribers. Their channel features funny sketches, stories from their life in Vermont, musings about fan fiction (yes, really), movie reviews and more. To get an idea of what they do, watch their videos on PBS Idea Channel or read John’s book The Fault in Our Stars . You can also follow them on Twitter @realjohngreen and @hankgreen.