It’s not really new, per se, but it certainly fits into the theme of things here at Pockets of Change: an ultra-lite blogging platform. What could be simpler than click-and-post? Yep, I am definitely talking about a small amount of change that can make a big difference.
I’m referring to a new blogging sharing platform called Posterous. Yes, I realize I called it “blogging” in the title of the post, but on 2nd thought, I’m not sure that it’s “true” blogging. It’s really just a place to post and share things, without all the bells and whistles. If you are an educator who has been thinking about blogging but not sure where to start, or maybe you’re intimidated by all the “techie” stuff associated with blogging, Posterous is for you. Heck, even if you’re not an educator and you just want a quick-and-dirty way to share stuff with friends or family, it’s worth checking out.
If I were new to all this Web2.0 tech stuff for learning (which I’m clearly not, but play along, now), I think that Posterous would be the hands-down simplest place to start. I mean, seriously — you don’t even need an ACCOUNT. All you need to do is send stuff to them from your email address and suddenly you’ve created a page. I don’t think it gets any easier than this! They say on their site it’s dead simple, and they’re not kidding.
Here’s what I did to try it out:
- Went to their website.
- Clicked the link where it says Step 2: email anything to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- My GMail account opened, from which I sent a very simple message to email@example.com.
- Within seconds, I received an email telling me that my post had been created.
- Clicking on the links brought me to my new post in my new and ultra-sleek blog.
The lovely and simple email message from Posterous:
And here is the actual new post:
Now if that ain’t a pocket o’change, I dunno what is. Seriously — try it. You have nothing to lose but 30 seconds. It really couldn’t be easier.