I’ve historically used this site mostly for posting random videos and thoughts I didn’t think really fit into ma.tt.
Posting frequency should go up here now, though, as I’m moving all my moblogging I’ve previously done on Flickr to here. Why?
- We now have a really good post by email feature. (And I just added the secret address to my address book.)
- I get more visitors here than my Flickr page.
- I have way more control over the site, archiving, comments, design, everything here.
- My Flickr Pro account is about to expire, I don’t really see any value in renewing it, and I’m also pissed off they only show the latest 200 photos for free members, which means if I don’t pay a $25 ransom more than 800 photos going back to the year 2003 (6 years!) are going to be hidden from the world. That sucks. I can’t place my trust in any web service that does that, even though I know and love many of the people behind it. Remove my stats, extra features, sure, but don’t mess with my content.
- I think it’s lame Flickr doesn’t strip my standard email signature from posts sent via email there.
So there you have it.
I have a nostalgic attachment to my Flickr post-by-email address, I actually know it by heart and many of the implementation decisions for WordPress.com’s version of the same were inspired by Flickr’s approach in things, which is generally extremely tasteful.