Posterous First Thoughts
Here are my first impressions…
Overall I like it so far. I like the theme I’ve chosen. And I like that it is possible to write my own theme if I really want to.
However there are a few things that were small concerns:
- Posting is fairly fairly easy but there are some things it took a while to figure out. Specifically, it took a while to get the autoposting via email working smoothly.
- I’m not sure how secure Posterous is from someone else posting to my blog. It seems like maybe you could spoof the email address? I seem to recall they had some kind of issue with that at one point. I think they fixed whatever issue it was, and from that discussion it was obvious that they had some method of validating that the email was coming from the proper party. I don’t know enough to be able to tell whether there are still ways to get around it.
- I’m sad that they don’t offer an easy export option. I’d like to be able to get my data out easily when I want to. It looks like they support autoposting to WordPress, so I’m considering just running a WordPress blog that I autopost everything to, just so I have a copy of everything in a place / format where I can at least work out a way to export from.