I used to send mobile blog entries through Flickr. Last month, the posts that I sent to my Flickr account stopped automatically appearing in my blog (I was still with Blogspot then). When the automatic postings stopped, I could still post blog entries using the secret e-mail address you configure in your Blogger account.
When Blogger launched its own mobile blogging system, however, the photos that I sent through the secret blog posting e-mail address no longer got published. What was published was the caption that came with the photos I sent.
On Wednesday, my wife told me that automatic blog postings through Flickr still worked. She found this out while configuring Sun.Star’s blog on the Cebu ICT 2005 Summit. Only this time, you get another e-mail address for posts you want automatically published in your blog. The e-mail address has “2blog” added to it.
I think this is a better system. There are photos you may want to send to your Flickr account but you don’t want published in your blog. With the different addresses, Flickr gives you a choice.
Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Philstar Life, and Rappler.
He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen.
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