i took a training session on IT for cms last week. one of the questions that came up was about blogging and what the easiest free interface was. the answer is posterous.com . rather than repeat myself this is the post i wrote having set up a blog by simply sending an e-mail
Last week I took a training session for people in mission and one of the questions that came up was how to start a blog. I did the usual thing of mentioning various providers and in particular I showed www.tumblr.com as I think it has a very easy interface to get started with. However since then I have been doing a bit of scouting around and the solution that is the simplest and most remarkable seems to be posterous.com . With this you simply send an e-mail to [email protected] and a blog is created for you. The address is sent back to you and then you can send posts via e-mail, with audio, photos, movies, pdfs, even powerpoints attached that will be converted to a reasonable format and posted to your blog. What could be simpler especially for people not wanting to engage in the techy side of things or for people in parts of the world where internet access is limited? Wonderful...
There's more of course - add your profile pic, give it a different look and so on. But rather than bedazzle anyone with that I have just left it exactly as it gets set up, other than adding a profile photo and blurb in my profile which is what appears under the photo
yes you read that right - just e-mail and attach anything you like and it will be on your blog. you can also select to link it to facebook, twitter and all that at the click of a mouse so your posts scatter across your networks. and you can group blog. so for example, i am considering switching the ealing lip blog to posterous as it could not be simpler for people to post. you register them and they simply send to an e-mail you give. you can also link to an existing blog so whatever you e-mail to posterous will then appear on your existing blog. i'm not thinking of switching personally or anything and am used to the typepad interface and like it but this is more of a useful tool for any of you encouraging others to blog and trying to find a simple way to get them started... [ht: tim snyder for putting me onto it]