What isn’t worth points:
- Original Posts.
- Word Count.
What is worth points:
- Likes ~1 pt/ea
- When someone answers your question post ~2pts/ea
- Reblogs ~3 pts/ea (Both when you reblog others & when they reblog you)
- New Followers ~3pts/ea
*note that numbers aren’t exact, they’re just more accurate than anything else I’ve seen*
Points received have a shelf life of one week. Shortly(within ~10 mins) after a post is liked/reblogged or a question is answered or you gain a new follower, you will score points which you will retain for exactly one week. After that week, the points are gone for good. That’s why you lose tumblarity over the course of a day even though you haven’t done anything. You earned those points a week ago, now they’re gone.
So you see, Tumblarity is just a metric of your popularity this week, not how popular you are over the life of your Tumblr, or what have you. I think it’s probably a very accurate depiction of who/what is captivating Tumblr users this week. Even if they stopped letting us see the results, it is probably very useful for Tumblr & their investors.
Lastly: I believe this feature is in beta and the staff at Tumblr are pretty fucking cool.
Have a little faith =]
OKAY, BACK TO MICHAEL NOW.
That makes a LOT more sense now.