Posterous will publish to your blog, Twitter, Facebook and the like and it works by email. All you need to do is email Posterous and it does the rest. Its great idea but it disrupts my workflow. Here’s what I mean.
- I use Live Writer to create posts. When I hit publish the post goes to my blog
- I use the Twitter Notifier add in for Live Writer to tell Twitter about each new post.
- Twitter is linked to Facebook so my tweets appear in the live feed
- Twitter is connected to LinkedIn so my tweets appear there
- I use Facebook notes to publish the text of my blog
Hmm. There doesn’t seem to be any room for Posterous in this flow.
I still want Twitter to publish to Facebook as my Facebook friends get my non blog related tweets. I don’t want to duplicate any entries and I want to keep Facebook for more personal stuff.
So I noticed that there’s a Live Writer Plug in for Posterous on Codeplex written by Scott Lovegrove who also wrote the Delicious and Tweetmeme plugins for Live Writer. There’s a bit of configuring to do, like any add in but it works like a dream.
So I posted the draft post I’ve been meaning to post today. It went to Posterous and nowhere else. Yay! Then I switched to another profile and posted to my blog which notified Twitter which notified Facebook
Now I can keep the trivia and the irrelevant stuff that I stumble across totally separate from my work persona. Nothing weird will go to Twitter and LinkedIn. All the daft stuff and whimsy will go to Posterous and Facebook.
All sorted. All down to one plugin. Scott, you’re not a fool, you’re a genius. Thank you!
Totally brilliant. Hat tip to the LikeCool blog.
my pal James has a story of how CTRL-Z, CTRL-V and CTRL-X came about. I can only remember the fact that CTRL-X looks like an opened pair of scissors. Help me out James
ick. Clever and effective. What a great face to face campaign. They are salt shakers in case you’re wondering what on earth they contained…
As a direct campaign, they work and with folks blogging about the idea and chatting on the Facebook page, it’s also a social media campaign
hat tip to reflection of me blog for the image..
Old habits die hard. I don’t tend to use Google for searching, I’ve used bing and Live search for ages now. I do use Google Reader which I love for reading my blog feeds when I’m online. But I never stray into Google search land…
However, today, I’ve had a bit of time to browse some of my posts before I knuckle down to write the slides for the free business workshop I’m delivering in Ipswich in September and I came across the Google Wonder Wheel which was released in May 2009.
You initially get to the wheel by creating a search query and in the left hand bar, the link is under the More Search tools link. Following the links creates a map of how Google thinks you are connected. Follow the links to go on and on through more and more links. Here’s a video from Google showing how it all works.
Kudos to Claire for her post alerting me to the Wheel in the first place, I know how the Wonder Wheel got it’s name though. I wonder where the heck all that time went