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The 16 Most Popular Tumblrs

This is what Yahoo is spending $1.1 billion on.

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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.


12. Back on Pointe

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


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.


8. How Do I Put This Gently

Reaction GIFs for everyday situations people frequently find themselves in.


5. The Worst Room

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


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.

2. Como Eu Me Sinto Quando

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


1. Minecraft Updates

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

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.

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