Anonymous asked: so what blogs are a good example? and how many do you follow? i only follow a few aswell!
I follow five blogs; four are ballet blogs (though they occasionally post non-ballet things which I don’t mind at all) and then I follow my best friend’s blog.
ballet: kuklarusskaya, ryanishka, ele-bee, dysphoricsylph
not ballet but still an awesome blog: thingsjunkstuff
Other blogs that are really great but I don’t follow (personal preference because I already see their posts in my dash from the above blogs anyway or when I’m perusing tags) are: thedailyballet, balletomaneassoluta, lasylphidedubolchoi, aurelie-dupont, christinaballerina13, vaganovaboy
Hope some of these are new to you.
petit-allegro asked: im new to tumblr, could give any advice on how best to start out as a ballet blog and get your name out there?
I really like ballet blogs that don’t reblog literally everything else others do because at that point it’s like everyone basically has the same blog, you know? I don’t follow many at all for that reason, otherwise I’d be scrolling through my dash and seeing the same photo like forty times. I follow blogs that post a lot of original content and make gifs and I also appreciate when they source EVERYTHING — the names of the dancers, the ballet, the photographer, the choreographer, etc. If you find a photo that’s not sourced you can add additional information or your own commentary and get your blog out there instead of just shamelessly promoting with a reblog of a random symbol or something. You should also know most of us hate weheartit and re-posters.
Welcome to the ballet side of tumblr, we’re all weirdos! <3