When talking to politicians and business people about improving their presence on-line the most often response I receive is ‘I do not have the time’. With Posterous they no longer have an excuse.
Many are put off by long sign up forms, email authentication, resizing of images and general complication with getting to know how a blog that they sign up to works. The needing to be at their PC to write their post and upload the pictures can feel like another job on the endless list of to-dos where everything else seems to take a priority.
Now with Posterous all of these barriers have been removed. If you can use email you can use Posterous. Within minutes you can quickly and easily be posting photographs, messages and just about anything else you want to your own page on the site.
To start you simply email anything you want to appear to firstname.lastname@example.org (words, photos, mp3s and files) putting in the subject line what you want to call the post.
You will receive an email back straight away with links to view your post, edit your post and the ability to set up a username and password. Here you can either just carry on with the automatic website address that was generated following your email or change to something you prefer. It really couldn’t be easier.
When you are ready you can add a profile photo and some information about yourself, but everything you do is so quick and simple to use.
If you already have a blog with blogger or WordPress, twitter, flickr and other social media sites you can synchronise these so that when you email Posterous the appropriate content will be uploaded to your other sites. If you don’t then whatever you send will be added to your Posterous page.
You could in effect never ever visit your own blog on Posterous, though after just one visit to customise you could never come back again by simply emailing your content. Now even the busiest, and technophobic, business people and politicians can do that!
For a while I had been wondering if I could manage a fifth blog for more personal stuff – I guess I will now at Wellbelove’s Posterous.
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