Tumblr blogs have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years especially since the social platform was just sold to Yahoo for an estimated $1.1 billion. Now Tumblr is great as it is a thriving community and is free to use, but there is an issue with the service. The built-in theme directory is rather bland and due to the high amount of users (111 million bloggers), you're stuck using the same theme as thousands and potentially millions of other Tumblr users. This can be frustrating when your trying to build your own personal space that is unique and different from everyone else or maybe you just aren't fond any of the standard themes Tumblr offers.
The easiest solution to this problem is to invest a small amount of money into a premium theme developed exclusively for Tumblr use. The best place to purchase themes like this is through a website called ThemeForest, an online marketplace that allows developers to sell their Tumblr themes (among many other things). The pricing is competitive and reasonable with the average theme ranging between $10-$20. Under each theme you can see how many purchases have been made and the star rating from previous buyers.
Their themes range from four style categories including blog, portfolio, business, and miscellaneous. With these different categories it is rather simple to find a theme that fits your needs. At the time this article is being written, there is a total of 133 themes being sold on ThemeForest, but this number is growing daily as more and more developers are shifting their focus to creating unique designs for Tumblr users. Purchases are made via PayPal and the theme files are available for download immediately after your checkout is complete. I have bought several items through ThemeForest in the past so I can vouch highly for their reputation and the overall customer experience I received was fantastic.
If you are looking to step away from the crowd or simply get a premium theme that is unlike any of the standard themes Tumblr offers, I highly suggest taking a look through the list of premium themes offered at ThemeForest.
Theme shown in featured image: Mason