Posterous is another and simple microblogging platform after Twitter started the trend with 140-character blogging. With the launch of Posterous, Tumblr look now a complicated one. This microblogging site is as simple blogging platform as sending an e-mail.Â The Y Combinator has brought this startup in order to strike a balance between lifestreaming service and a blogging service. To start posting a blog with Posterous, you have to send a mail to email@example.com and you are done with it. After a few minutes of your mail, Posterous will respond to you with the URL of the posted blog. While you send the mail, remember the following:
The subject line of the e-mail will be the â€˜Titleâ€™ of the blog, the text area will be the content of the blog. You can incorporate pictures, sound files, video along with the written content. So, how to get started?
How to get started?
First of all, send an e-mail incorporating all the content you want to glue. You can attach photos and videos, other documents, audio files and music also when you send the post at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then your Posterous blog is live. You do not require any account registration and it is free too.
If you want you can take advantage of some additional goodies. You may want to claim your account. However, if you want a hassle-free and simple e-mail-to-web blog, then you should continue with the e-mail based blogging service, update from time to time, and live happily forever.
How to claim Posterous
If you want to claim Posterous, then you can give your Posterous blog a name. You can also adjust the blog address around the name you choose like whateveryouwant.posterous.com. You may also add a custom domain name (if you are domain specific and a savvy in domain name). You can also modify your comment, the settings of image and video download. You can choose to keep it a password protected or keep it open for everyone to see. All these options can be accessed at Posterous â€˜Manageâ€™ option and then by selecting â€˜Edit Settingsâ€™.
You can add the bookmarklet to the browser to allow you get quick web posts as you browse. This browser add-on also includes photos and videos, text from a webpage and lets you create an effortless, content-rich post.