Hi there, not a silly question at all, I’m surprised I don’t get asked about the actual mechanics of a successful blog more often to be honest.
So, a first good step would to be not to make your asks anonymous, as them no one can connect to it from you asking something like this. I’m guessing it’s because your kink blog is a secondary blog, but ideally you want to make the most of Tumblr’s connectivity and be able to comment and ask from the blog you want to promote.
In other words, think about making your kinky blog a primary one, even if that means setting up a second Tumblr account – just use something like Google’s incognito mode to run two different accounts pretty simply.
Okay but beyond that, the fact you don’t do original content is going to mean you really struggle. That’s ultimately what gets blogs popular in most cases. Even if most of it is reblogs, with added value like comments or captions, SOME OC is vital to make you stand out from the crowd.
As a woman running a kink blog you have
Look at someone like @fuck-toy-haley – she posts her pics VERY rarely but just that sprinkling of ‘holy shit a real, kinky woman runs this’ is enough to make her blog very popular. Even if you don’t post nudes, some of your own content showing you’re for real, and not a guy, gives you a totally unfair advantage in this world of porn.
Am I bitter that I can spend an hour writing a caption and all you have to do is do is post a poorly lit photo of boobs to out like me in seconds? Fuck yes. So make the most of what you’ve got, as far as you’re willing to.
The biggest advice however, applies to anyone wanting to get a popular blog on Tumblr. Go niche. Know who your target market is, name the blog something that will come up top in both Tumblr and Google search when people look for it, and then add consistent, good content.
I set this blog up three years ago as a bit of fun, but because it’s very clearly focused, named well, and I am disciplined about adding material that is good enough for people to like and reblog, it’s now the number one female orgasm denial site in the world, which is absolutely insane but does make me happy. (And fuck you pornhub, you don’t count, wankers stealing my google top spot)
But if I had to pick one single tip to get attention – post your boobs, not even kidding. They are the WMD of getting Tumblr followers – by which I mean horny men who like boobs – for most blogs the two are effectively the same.
Do feel free to message me with a link to anything you think would be relevant – I’m always happy to promote good content from my followers. Part of the beauty of this community, them following you doesn’t detract from them following me, so the bigger the better!