Tumblr search aint’ exactly intuitive.
I originally signed up for a Tumblr account because the PR was that you could tag your own posts and they were searchable by tag.
But the Help files don’t even have an entry for tags, and nothing about how to search for tags.
Your on your own figuring out how to do it. I finally figured it out, but it took far too long.
For months, I’ve been saving links to articles about HTML5. I’ve been tagging them with ‘HTML5 and accessibility’ when I saved them.
I went to my Tumblr account and searched for HTML5 and accessibility. I searched My Posts. Here are the results: 0.
I tried searching My Dashboard. I got four results, because they were all on the first page of the blog.
I found an actual link entry with the tag visible under the link. I tried clicking on the tag itself. Got the same four recent results.
I went to the Help files. Nothing.
I kept trying. Then I found the secret. The secret is to add the hash sign to your search string.
When I did that, I got the pages and pages of results that I was looking for. Whew.
Really, Tumblr, how long would it take you to write a Help file explaining how to search for tags?