Easily Publish Content With Posterous

One of the smartest people I’ve ever met, Maciej Cegłowski, says you shouldn’t self-host web-based software like WordPress or Fever or eventually, Google Wave, because it requires you to “devote half your life to learning and understanding [server] administration.” Go with a hosted service …

Over time, I am actually seeing more value in just using a hosted service to publish content. I have been on both sides of the fence and I realize that when I use a hosted service like wordpress.com I just focused on creating content instead of tweaking the site.

However, now that I have moved back to self hosting the wujimon taiji blog, I have spent an inordinate amount of time finding/tweaking theme, looking for widgets, etc etc. I think there’s an issue if you spend ALL OF A FRIDAY NIGHT working on a website!

There is a very simple answer out there to those who want to publish content but don’t know where the start. That answer is Posterous. If you know how to compose an email, then you know how to use Posterous. Give it a try! All you have to do is send an email to post@posterous.com. The subject of the email will be the title of the post and the body of the email will be the content. You can embed photos, insert youtube links, insert mp3 links, etc and Posterous handles the rest. Easy, eh?

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