Posterous – A Blog for Everyone
All the Internet’s a Blog…or something like that. I think I just made William Shakespeare groan. I truly think I heard it.
Wayne turned me on to a cool new blogging service that I wanted to clue everyone in on. Posterous allows everyone to blog; and you don’t have to be a geek to do it. It not only posts your information, but it also auto-posts your blogs to a number of different social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and WordPress (among others).
The best thing about Posterous is that you can post to the service using any e-mail account you have. All you need to do is send an e-mail to post@<your account name>.posterous.com; and BAM! Its live. If you have another blog and want to import your blog to Posterous, it must support both MetaWebLog API and Really Simple Discovery. If you are using WordPress, make sure you have XML-RPC enabled. They also have a cool widget that allows you to post on something you stumble upon while surfing, however it does require a “more modern” browser (IE6 and below is NOT supported).
Posterous can handle video, pictures, audio and a host of other file types that it automatically handles and either displays, links, or creates special features with. Their FAQ page has all of the awesome details.
Posterous offers 1GB of storage, supports custom domain names (your_domain_here.com/net/org) and is FREE.
Yes, I said free!
It was so easy to setup that I bought a domain name and setup a new blog last night. You can check things out at iTechGear.org and follow along if you like!
can you use windows live writer to post to posterous?
The only way to use WLW with Posterous is if you use a Plug-in called Writerous. A simple Google search of that name will get you the URL’s, links and instructions you need to download the plugin and install it.