The 16 Most Popular Tumblrs

This is what Yahoo is spending $1.1 billion on.

These are the top Tumblrs in terms of web traffic, according to Quantcast. Keep in mind, web traffic is different measure of popularity than followers; followers view postings from within the Tumblr dashboard as opposed to visiting the actual webpage.

Update: A commenter pointed out that these are the rankings for are for subdomains of only, and exclude blogs that run on tumblr but use their own custom URL.

ID: 1189863

16. Clarín

The tumblr for the largest Argentinian newspaper, Clarín.

ID: 1189860

15. White Men Wearing Google Glass

Photos of white Silicon Valley bros wearing Google Glass.

ID: 1189850

14. Old Love

Photos of long-lost celebrity couples.

ID: 1189841

13. Movies, Sex and Videotape

Nude and explicit scenes from mainstream movies (NSFW).

ID: 1189837

12. Back on Pointe

A Tumblr of inspirational quotes and photos about fitness from a college dancer.

ID: 1189833

11. Twitter the Comic

Comics based on ridiculous tweets.

ID: 1189800

10. Reasons My Son Is Crying

Photos of crying kids along with an explanation of why they’re crying submitted by parents around the world.

ID: 1189802

“We said she couldn’t have more bacon.”

ID: 1189786

9. Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s official Tumblr.

ID: 1189804

8. How Do I Put This Gently

Reaction GIFs for everyday situations people frequently find themselves in.

ID: 1189807

“When my mom wants me to help out around the house.”

ID: 1189769

7. Movie Quotes and Inside Jokes

Images and GIFs from movies and TV shows.

ID: 1189808

6. Public Shaming

Screenshots of offensive tweets taken by a guy named Matt Binder.

ID: 1189811

5. The Worst Room

A newish Tumblr that collects depressing Craigslist apartments in New York City.

ID: 1189815

4. The OneNaBle

A Korean comic site.

ID: 1189816

3. Dedalvs

The Tumblr of David J. Peterson, a linguist/language creator who made the Dothraki and Valerian languages for the HBO show Game of Thrones. A large percentage of his posts are answering fan questions about the languages.

ID: 1189821
ID: 1189682

2. Como Eu Me Sinto Quando

A Brazilian site of reaction GIFs. It means “how I feel when” in Portuguese.

ID: 1189824

“…When my boss catches me on Facebook”

ID: 1189672

1. Minecraft Updates

The official news update site for the popular game Minecraft. Most posts are about various technical updates.

ID: 1189826

Thanks to Ant de Rosa for suggesting the idea for this.

Correction: The Clarín tumblr is associated with the Argentinian newspaper of the same name. A previous version misstated that fact.

ID: 1190288

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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