Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Posterous - the new blogging sensation?

Came across this today whilst reading my RSS feed for TUAW. I hadn't heard of Posterous before.

It claims to make blogging easier than ever. In fact so easy, all you have to do is be able to send an email with or without an attachment.

All you do is send your email to post@posterous.com and they do all the rest. Whether you're posting text, photo's, movie files, PDF's - just about anything in fact.

Cleverly their system can recognise for example a youtube link you post in an email and will automatically embed the video into your post.

Photos can be sent in multiples and they'll automatically create a gallery for you.

Too good to be true? Maybe not. I signed up just to check it out - though I'd sent a post beforehand just to test their claims, and in fact when I registered there was my "blog" waiting for me. In fact you can see my fledgling posterous blog here

It does appear to take out all the mess about uploading pictures or other files to a blog, not having to worry about formatting and so on. If you want to customise your blog a bit you can, and more themes etc are coming soon apparently, but for the casual blogger it looks ideal.

You can also import an existing blog from a number of other blog services including Blogger which I use, Wordpress and others. I'm not going to do this for the momnet, but will keep an eye on things.

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