RIP Posterous: Restarting the Personal Blog

That’s the general consensus after it was announced that Posterous was purchased by Twitter. Twitter doesn’t exactly have a great track record of continuing services and applications it acquired. The Posterous Acquisition FAQ makes it pretty clear that, at some point, Posterous as we know it will go away.

Meanwhile, I figured I’d better establish a secondary outpost somewhere else. I could easily host my own blog just as I do for but I don’t have the time/energy/desire to set up and maintain yet another WordPress instance.

I thought about using Tumblr, but it doesn’t really suit my needs. And it’s not like I want to be on yet another standalone blog provider that’s going to be acquired like Posterous was.

Google’s clearly not going anywhere. They are still evolving the Blogger product, having rolled out a new interface in the past several months, and tying it into Google+. I can even post via email, just like with Posterous. Or SMS even.

In any case, I’ll use Blogger for now to host my “non techie” blog. At least for the moment. Hopefully I’ll be able to easily import my Posterous blog here, but for now, I’m starting fresh.

Update: The blog is now on Posthaven. Not that you care, most likely.






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *