Sorting out how to engage with Posterous

So what do you do with the first post to a blog? I’m still trying to understand if I want Posterous to replace my existing blog (http://peter.evans-greenwood.com/), or to compliment it. I expect I’ll send this so there’s something in Posterous and then look at integrating it with other channels.

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11 comments

  • brucecooper on 2009-08-04 at 11:13 pm said:

    What advantage does posterous give you over wordpress? Sure, they've got a nice gimmick for getting you to sign up with them, but in the end you need to sign up to customise anything anyway and from that point on its just another blog site which doesn't have as many features as wordpress. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dismissing the idea out of hand… I'm just trying to understand the attractions

  • Peter Evans-Greenwood on 2009-08-04 at 11:29 pm said:

    I'm wondering the same thing. Emailing in content is kinda nice, but it won't cut it for the longer stuff and I have Twitter for short “look what I stood in” messages. Is there a whole between the two of these that Posterous can fill; the times you want to write a few paragraphs, which is too much for twitter but not enough to be bothered with the blog admin interface. If I do use it, I'll have it funneling content into the blog rather than relying on folk visiting yet-another-web-site.

  • brucecooper on 2009-08-04 at 11:35 pm said:

    WordPress supports email-to-post as well. From having a look at Postereous it looks like they do some nice auto-content conversion for attachments that might be better (or might not) than wordpress, but it is definitely supported

    I think postereous would be good for somebody that doesn't want any control over their blog, like the proverbial mums and dads. For tech savy people, the flexibility that wordpress provides is unbeatable.

  • Peter Evans-Greenwood on 2009-08-04 at 11:50 pm said:

    The rich content handling and web clipping would seem to be the things that would push you to Posterous. Being able to email/clip some bit of content with a few paragraphs of commentary and have the content land on wordpress/flicker/youtube/… as appropriate is nice. But will I use it?

  • Peter Evans-Greenwood on 2009-08-05 at 3:29 am said:

    I'm wondering the same thing. Emailing in content is kinda nice, but it won't cut it for the longer stuff and I have Twitter for short “look what I stood in” messages. Is there a whole between the two of these that Posterous can fill; the times you want to write a few paragraphs, which is too much for twitter but not enough to be bothered with the blog admin interface. If I do use it, I'll have it funneling content into the blog rather than relying on folk visiting yet-another-web-site.

  • Bruce Cooper on 2009-08-05 at 3:35 am said:

    WordPress supports email-to-post as well. From having a look at Postereous it looks like they do some nice auto-content conversion for attachments that might be better (or might not) than wordpress, but it is definitely supported

    I think postereous would be good for somebody that doesn't want any control over their blog, like the proverbial mums and dads. For tech savy people, the flexibility that wordpress provides is unbeatable.

  • Peter Evans-Greenwood on 2009-08-05 at 3:50 am said:

    The rich content handling and web clipping would seem to be the things that would push you to Posterous. Being able to email/clip some bit of content with a few paragraphs of commentary and have the content land on wordpress/flicker/youtube/… as appropriate is nice. But will I use it?

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