In this second Article of this month’s SepTumblr Series, where we’re exploring the microblogging platform Tumblr, I want to share some of the best and free Tumblr Themes you can download from the official Theme Garden from the Tumblr site. As mentioned in our previous Article, Tumblr is a really useful microblogging platform for people easy to share text, photos, URLs, music, and video clips.
Why should you use Tumblr? First of all, Tumblr is absolutely free to use and doesn’t require any installation of software because you can host your blog theme directly on one of Tumblr’s servers (after signing up you always have the option to set up a custom domain name). Second of all because of its flexibility, power and simplicity .. Once your account is set up, you can start posting right away!
Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private and also just like Twitter you can post a tumblelog from your browser, by e-mail or with your smart-phone .. So if you want to start blogging but don’t have much time to write long articles then Tumblr is the best place for you, where you can’t only write your thoughts but you can also share images, videos and audio very easy.
But what I most definitely like about Tumblr is the fact that there are tons of free themes available, and not only on Tumblr’s Theme Garden. Loads of free themes and a growing premium theme marketplace make it easy to find a theme you like, and most are easily customizable even if you don’t know how to code – so it’s accessible for the masses too.
If you’re a designer, a Tumblr Blog could be great to use as a portfolio to show off your best work (photo’s, graphics, video’s or even audio files) or an archive/blog of inspiring stuff found on the internet, .. just like my Tumblr Blog (sorry for the shameless self-promotion ;-P).
In the meanwhile I have published my own free Tumblr Theme on Tumblr’s Themegarden, the minimal and customizable gonzoblog Tumblr Theme. I hope you like my theme and want to give it a try? You can read more about my free Tumblr Theme here.
20 Free High-Quality Tumblr Blog Themes
In this Article I would like to share some of my personal fav’s of beautiful and free Tumblr themes, to help you choose the best Tumblr theme for your Tumblr blog. Most of these Tumblr Themes are minimalist ‘by nature’, that’s because they’re easier to customize when you get the hang of coding in Tumblr. So, let’s get this party started ..
Effector Theme – Design by Carlo Franco
Dark Things – Design by Dan Hauk and Luis Gerhorst
Royal Ribbon - Design by Simon Fletcher
From Baskerville - Design by Haunted Cathouse
Alternate Route – Design by Andrew Stichbury (AKA imsupernova)
Grotesk – Design by vitorbaum
The Eames - Designed by Minimalist
Hobo – Designed by Mike Ballan
Adaption – Designed by Danny Garcia
Silo – Designed by Paul Giacherio
Postage – Design by Greg Cooper
Black Diamonds – Design by 7Pine
Atonement – Design by Toni Romero
Pink Touch 2 - Designed by Kcmr
Simple Things - Desined by Dan Hauk
Boundless - Design by Sam Stefan
Retrobitch - Design by Cherry Seim
Headline - Design by Airspace Workshop
Strict - Design by Marcus Olovsson
Extra (no.21) gonzoblog Theme – Design by gonzodesign
Yep, this one is designed by me! Hope you’ll enjoy my free and official Tumblr Theme ..?
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Hope you liked my personal (minimal) Tumblr Themes, .. what’s your favorite from this collection, or do you have another personal favorite? Please let me know in the comment section below. Next week I will share some nice app’s you can use for Tumblr, to make it an even better blogging platform for you! Till then, cheers & ciao!