How to protect your work on Tumblr?


Tumblr is a user-friendly application which is witnessing increasing number of subscribers ever since its launch. One of the major attractions include its free Blogging service which helps the users share their ideas across the world by means of using Tumblr.

In case if the user is selective in sharing their work, then they can very well do so by keeping their work in a password protected Tumblr blog.


Here are some of the ways by means of which users can protect their work on Tumblr.

Use Creative Commons Licensing

  • Inserting Watermarks

  • Creating a private Blog

  • Using Private Blogs

    Now let’s take an in-depth look in to each of the above mentioned techniques.

    Creative Licensing

    Creative Commons Licensing is considered to be one of the best methods to protect your work. The feature provides the users with the option of restricting others to access your work without your permission.

    How to protect your work on Tumblr?

    To make use of this license, the following steps have to be followed with utmost attention;

    Go to the Creative Commons official website

  • Users will then have to click on ‘Choose a license’ button

  • Now from the range of options that are provide, users will have to select the license type that meets their needs

  • Once the license is created, the site will display the text that can be copied by the users and placed in their respective Tumblr Blogs that will help make the license visible



    Another way to protect your work on Tumblr is making use of Watermarks.

    Placing a watermark on the images as well as the text of the users work means that the user directly owns the right for the images that they have created

  • A watermark can be defined as an identification mark that the users can insert on a digital image

    The watermarking of the image can be done by placing the image on free watermarking sites that are available on the internet

  • Some of the watermarking sites that are available include Watermark Tool, and PicMarkr

  • Users will have to follow the instructions that are mentioned and thereby can place the watermarked images on the Tumblr Blog

    Creating a Private Blog

    Tumblr provides users with the option of generating multiple Blogs. So if you are the user who wishes to have an additional blog, then users can create it from their existing ID itself.

    Go to the Tumblr Dashboard Page

  • Click on the ‘Plus’ sign that is denoted at the upper right corner

  • A new blog has been added

  • Open the new Blog

  • Give a name for the new Blog

    Users will then have to provide a URL address

  • To make the Blog private, users will have to checkmark the option that denotes ‘Password Protect this Blog’

  • Users will now have to enter a new password

  • Password has to be entered in to the Password text box

    Using Private Blogs

    For using the private Blogs, the following steps have to be followed;

    Users can test the new Blog by clicking the name of the Blog

  • Select the ‘Open’ tab that is present near the top of the Dashboard

  • A new window will now get opened

  • Users will be now prompted to enter their password that they have created

  • Enter the password

  • Click Confirm

  • Private Blog will now appear

  • Copy the URL that is provided in the address bar

    Users now can provide this URL to their close friends as well as relatives and once they enter the URL, they will have to enter the same password that the user entered for viewing the user’s private Blog and its protected contents.

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