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21 Best Tumblr Alternatives For Creatives (2019)

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Here are some of the popular Tumblr alternatives to share creative rich media designs to reach a wider audience.

Tumblr is a microblogging platform that was popular for bloggers to share their content. However, these days Tumblr is mainly used to share image, videos and other creative designs.

You can use Tumblr to share any form of media including photos, GIFs, videos and even blogs on the platform. However, recently Tumblr placed some restrictions on what kind of content is acceptable on the platform.

In this article, we will look at some of the Tumblr alternatives that are mainly used to share creative content.

If you happen to be looking for some alternatives to Tumblr, you have come to the right place.

Here are the top Tumblr alternatives that you can use regularly.

Pinterest

Pinterest is predominantly a photo sharing website that lets you “pin” your favorite posts and curate content in custom collections.

The platform’s curation is community driven, and there is a lot of content to be discovered. Some e-commerce features are also being introduced to the platform to let users shop for products and services directly from the social media platform.

Many users rely on Pinterest for design ideas and even recipes that are heavily shared. Unlike Tumblr, Pinterest is focused more on creativity which sets it apart from other social media platforms. 

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Pinterest
Pinterest

Instagram 

Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms right now. While censorship rules are similar to Tumblr, you will notice that Instagram is far more active and the larger user base can let your voice be heard on the platform.

The only thing you will miss is the lack of blogs on Instagram, as the Facebook-owned platform is heavily invested in images, videos, and live streaming. 

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Instagram Stories
Instagram 

DeviantArt

DeviantArt is one of the best platforms for sharing artwork. The community is great for discovering new artists and getting connected with potential customers who buy online artwork.

The platform is not limited to digital art along with thousands of users selling hand-drawn art. While it might not be the largest blogging platform, you will find a fair bit of fanfiction and short stories being published on DeviantArt.

DeviantArt
DeviantArt

Newgrounds

If censorship is the primary reason you are looking for Tumblr alternatives, Newgrounds might be the perfect choice for you. The platform has been around for over 20 years.

It even pitches itself as one of the best places to be for those who are ditching Tumblr. Newgrounds is full of artists, bloggers, and other content creators.

Ever since Tumblr implemented censorship rules on the platform Newgrounds has seen a large number of users hop onto the platform and for a good reason. 

Newgrounds
Newgrounds

Pillowfort 

Pillowfort is one of the new kids in the block among the flux of Tumblr alternatives that have started popping up. With explicit content being allowed on the platform, a large number of users are signing up to the website.

Just like Newgrounds, Pillowfort is trying to get as many Tumblr users to jump ship and hop onto the new website. Unlike many of the other apps on the list that focus on images, Pillowfort focuses on blogs.

There is also strict implementation of privacy regulations with users being given full control over who gets to see their posts. Pillowfort is still in beta so you can expect a few hiccups until 

Pillowfort
Pillowfort 

Ello

Ello is one of the most engaging platform for the artists and creatives. It is a nice Tumblr alternative that you can use as a creative designer to share yoru work with a large community of like-minded designers.

The platform comes with a very simple interface to use, you can quickly create your account and start sharing your work. Though it is not the best of social networking platforms, it is certainly a platform to find some cool designs.

Ello

Ghost

Ghost is a professional blogging platform that recently started marketing itself as a “powerful, customizable, alternative to Tumblr”.

It is to no one’s surprise that these websites are heavily marketing to Tumblr users who are dissatisfied with the platform. Ghost primarily caters to bloggers and all explicit content is allowed as long as it is legal.

Users have complete freedom when it comes to expressing themselves, and there is the very little restriction when it comes to the content that is posted by users. You can share anything you want without having to worry about censorship. 

Ghost
Ghost

Sharesome 

There are very few social platforms that focus on adult content, and Sharesome happens to be one of them. While it might not be the oldest platforms out there, users are allowed to express themselves and share their kinks with others.

The service is completely free, and you can interact with content creators. Sharesome has a number of anonymity features in case you do not want to reveal your identity when browsing NSFW content. 

Sharesome
Sharesome 

Flickr

Flickr is one of the most popular web-based photo sharing apps out there. While it might not offer unlimited free storage anymore, free users can still access enough content without spending a dime.

If you get the premium service, you get access to unlimited storage. You can follow individual users and be notified whenever they post something new in your feed.

Flickr also allows groups, something you won’t find in other popular social media platforms that focus on image sharing.

When it comes to censorship laws, Flickr is fairly lax with its rules, and you can post explicit content as long as you have the rights to do so and do not post any illegal content. 

Flickr
Flickr

WordPress

If you are looking for an alternative to Tumblr’s blog, WordPress is the number one option. While Tumblr serves as a micro platform for sharing blogs, WordPress lets you have your own website.

You can have a custom URL and a full-fledged website to post all of your blogs. The issue with WordPress is that people can’t randomly find your blog by the thousands like they can with Tumblr using hashtags.

If you want to be successful using WordPress, we recommend building a social media presence first that helps you transition to your website. 

wordpress
wordpress

Blogger 

Blogger is one of the oldest blogging platforms on the internet. Owned by Google, Blogger is extremely easy to use.

While there are limitations to how much you can use a free account, you always have the option of upgrading to a premium membership to get access to unlimited blogs.

One of the best things about Blogger is that it lets you view stats about your blog which helps a lot in producing new content. While the user interface had remained stable for years recent changes made it a lot more appealing.

Blogger
Blogger 

Soup

Soup is a Tumblr clone that offers exactly the same features and also shares a very similar user interface. From the usual text posts to images, you can post anything you want.

You can also import posts from other social media platforms which is a huge bonus. There are Soup groups that you can be a part of and collaborate with other users to post content.

While it might not live up to the likes of WordPress, it is still a solid blogging platform that gets the job done. The auto-posting feature is what draws the most attention as it lets you set up future posts within the app. 

Soup
Soup

Medium

Medium is a blogging platform that quickly rose in popularity. While there is no control over quality in other platforms, to be a successful blogger at Medium, it’s all about connecting with your readers.

Users get access to in-depth stats like page-views and traffic. The user interface is extremely simple, and you get access to a text editor that supports shortcuts, link sharing, tags and a number of other features.

Just like WordPress, users can also set up their custom domain names to make their blog stand out. Censorship is not a huge problem like it is on Tumblr and any explicit legal content is allowed. 

Medium
Medium

Mastodon

Mastodon is much closer to Twitter than it is to Tumblr. You get to create posts on the website, and if your blogs can draw enough attention, you start getting followers.

With the service being open-source, you can expect a large number of users. One of the most important factors that users consider when signing up for a blogging website is the user base.

At Mastodon, you will find a massive userbase thanks to the decentralized nature of the platform. There are plenty of other like-minded bloggers that you can interact with.

The feed is completely non-algorithmic, and everyone gets a fair shot of making it to top of the feed. 

Mastodon
Mastodon

Posthaven

One of the biggest complaints users had recently with Tumblr is the removal of all explicit content. Posthaven promises that all of your posts will be kept up on the internet forever.

The service is not free if you want to secure your posts. With up to ten blogs being offered for a very small one-time fee, it seems like a bargain considering your freedom of speech will never be taken away.

You have full access to your blogs with notification support and the ability to integrate audio, video, and documents into your content. 

Posthaven
Posthaven

Typepad 

Typepad is a notable Tumblr alternative that is used by the likes of BBC, ABC and other major players in the media industry. The number one reason behind Typepad’s success is its analytics tools.

You can get in-depth stats to see which of your blogs are the best performers and how you can get the most out of your content when using Typepad.

You get access to CSS editing, Google Analytics and other great tools to help you control the content and reach of your blogs. The service is paid, but users get access to a free trial to get started with. 

Typepad
Typepad

Reddit

Reddit is often called the front page of the internet because it enabled open discussion. If you want to set up your own subreddit, it is very easy, and as long as you are not posting any illegal content, all of your posts will be immune from censorship.

With over 500 million users, Reddit is one of the most popular websites on the internet. There are subreddits for every topic under the sun, and new ones keep cropping up every day.

If you want to share your thoughts, opinions, and artwork with the internet Reddit is definitely one of the best places to start. 

Reddit
Reddit

Dreamwidth

Dreamwidth allows users to create online journals and the whole service is based around the LiveJournal codebase.

Ex-LiveJournal members Mark Smith and Denise Paolucci built Dreamwidth to help create a new community that is built upon principles of transparency and freedom of speech.

You can post your opinions without having to worry about censorship laws or other restrictions that plague most platforms these days.

Dreamwidth
Dreamwidth

SoundCloud

If you are looking for a platform that is strictly dedicated to audio, SoundCloud is the number one platform.

The service has agreement deals with the likes of Universal Studios and Sony, that allows users to have full rights over their content. With SoundCloud Go being announced, it allows artists enough opportunity to make money on the platform when other users stream content.

SoundCloud can not only help you share your work online but also make a career out of it. There are countless artists who are able to.

SoundCloud
SoundCloud

Snapchat 

Snapchat is an image sharing platform similar to Instagram, but the biggest advantage is that you can have privacy features in place. You can share anything you want in “private” Snapchat accounts to a closed group of followers.

There are no censorship rules in place for private Snapchats and users can express themselves in any way they want as long as there is no illegal activity involved.

There are a ton of filters and other tools that help you create innovative content that you can share with other users. There is also a news feed that lets you watch curated content but unlike the rest of the platform, the news feed is curated and you will not find any explicit content. 

Snapchat
Snapchat 

We Heart It 

One of the niches Tumblr tapped into was inspirational quotes. With the attention span of internet users being quite low, quotes manage to catch the attention of users for just long enough to get the message across.

If you are looking for an alternative to Tumblr that lets you share motivational quotes or simply browse through them, We Heart It is one of the best apps out there.

While it might not share the same user count as Tumblr, it is definitely offering quality content. 

We Heart It
We Heart It 

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