2011-08-07

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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