I’ve had a lot of questions and written up some tips for people on how to tap into your stumble power. One thing that is hard to just write about without photos is how to Stumble PhotoBlog so I thought I would do a quick tutorial. I will be doing a few more post regarding jazzing up your profile and my own advice on how to stumble properly, but today is how to Stumble PhotoBlog.
First I’m asked why? Why should I Stumble PhotoBlog. The simple answer is to make you look more attractive as a blogger. In order for you to increase your stumble power you need followers, and you need followers that will enjoy what you stumble and like what you discover. So to do that you need to attract followers.
People are naturally “visual”. Words are great and we all use them on our blog to tell a story but at a glance a photo is worth a thousand words. So if you Stumble PhotoBlog while you are stumbling you will fill your profile with images of what you stumble. When someone visits your profile they will see the photos, see what types of articles you stumble and hopefully chose to follow you.
That said the first thing I want to say is that when you Stumble PhotoBlog the photos only show up on your profile. They do not show up under the stumble itself. Here is an example of a stumble. I am simply on the page that you would see when you post your own review.
However when you click on my profile and in this case click my discoveries it appears like this.
So How Do you Accomplish This?
We are going to pretend you are discovering a post for the first time. So you are on a post/article and decide you want to Stumble PhotoBlog the post, so you want the photo to show in your profile.
1. The first thing you do is right click on the photo that is in the post.
2. A box will appear that says Stumble PhotoBlog, click it.
When you do this a new box will appear.
1. Click Yes this is safe for work
2. Pick a category from the drop down box
3. In the review field there is a some html (this is your photo). Write your review either before or after the html but DO NOT delete any part of the html.
4. Add Review
Once you submit your review you will see like the first photo at the top of this post that your photo does not show up. However if you go to your profile you will see the photo show up when people are viewing your StumbleUpon profile.
I encourage you to check out my Shibley Smiles StumbleUpon Profile (and feel free to follow me while you are there) to see what it looks like when a person Stumble PhotoBlogs often. There are times when I can not add a photo, for example if the blog as turned off right click, if the photo is too large, or if I stumble from my phone.
Feel free to ask any questions below and I will be sure to address them promptly.
UPDATE 7/24/2011 : I have found out from others that this feature does not work in Chrome.