This is the organic way. There are ways that use software and other tools, but we’re going to look at how any person can make a Tumblr account and get thousands of followers and “notes” within a short space of time (a couple months – which is a realistic amount of time).
Note: The more genuinely you build followers, the better followers you will have. The more spammy, low-investment you go about it, the more crappy (often fake accounts or bots) followers you will have). It’s up to you. There’s no real way around this as far as I know.
Fun fact: Tumblr is owned by Yahoo.
Leave your new account 24 hours
This is if you’re just creating a new account for the first time. Create it, and don’t like or do anything at all. Just leave it for 24 hours.
This doesn’t mean “photos of an attractive person.”
It means using easy-to-do visual things to make your account attractive, so that when people see it, they are more likely to follow. How? First, pick your theme colors – for example, dark photos with black backgrounds and red highlights, then all your photos will look like that, although some might have white highlights or whatever as well. Find bigger accounts that have similar themes, and take note (and you can reblog their stuff as it applies to your blog). You can also “send a message” to them and ask them for a “blog rate.” Your message can literally just say “Blog rate?? :)” You can do this 20 times a day or something.
Get a bot that automatically posts your images, like “Tumblr Queue Added,” and also collect like 10 folders full of around 300 images each. Post around 20 images per day with this.
Follow similar blogs
They might not all follow you back, but they’re more likely to follow you than random blogs. You can also use “follow networks” like “Follow Back.” You can also go to tumblr.com/tagged/follow and follow people who are looking to build followers. Don’t follow more that around 180 people per day.
You can also add tags to your photos like “followback” and “follow4follow” so that others will know they should follow you if they want you to follow them.
Movie Studio Platinum - Shortcuts, Hotkeys, and Tools
Who likes actually knowing how to do things when you use a video editing program like Movie Studio Platinum? Well, if you’re one of those who do like knowing, this is a short guide to do the most basic things with your editing.
SHORTCUTS / HOTKEYS:
d – cursor changes to envelope / selection edit / etc
ctrl and drag clip with mouse – COPY
- Auto-ripple (the gear “Config”) lets you drop media in and it automatically spaces around it
- Opacity – its a little colored tab on the top of the media clip
- Volume envelope – right click in empty space of track and insert it, and double-click the line to change it
- YouTube video? MainConcept AVC/AAC – Internet HD 1080p
- Speed – ctrl + drag the edge of a clip.
SEE the % increase – View > Active Take Information
- Group a bunch of clips/pictures – go to envelope and highlight all, then right click > group > new group
SPEED up / SLOW down all clips now with ctrl-drag edge
- EVEN FASTER? 2-step process. You have to render it out and then bring then new render back into same project
Tools > Render to new track, then save to whatever you’re comfortable with (Sony AVC/MVC has mp4 [?], and select the
- Template that’s the same as current project (you can see the pixels and frame rate right under the preview), Customize the bitrate (DVD is 8mbps (8,000,000) if you go below this you’ll start getting compression).
- FLIP – click the event pan button on the clip, then rightclick the picture and “Flip”
- TURN OFF MAKING A KEYFRAME EACH TIME – that little I(lock picture) button in Event Pan
- INVERT – right click clip > Properties > Media > Rotation
- BLUR out face – duplicate video track. Mute bottom track so you can see better. Apply Cookie Cutter to top track. Add pixelate also. TO FOLLOW
- FACE – Right click top track > Video Event FX > Animate it (I think this is already active, but it ooks like a timeline down below. Turn ON the lock to sync.
- PICTURE length default – Options > Preferences > Editing > New still image length
- TIMELAPSE – Project > Import media > click first photo, tick “Open sequence”, select last image. “Open.” Select your true framerate. “Ok.” It makes a little video of the clips, which you can drag in.
- FISH EYE – Event FX > Deform > adjust settings