It’s probably fairly obvious at this point, but we’re experimenting with the idea of actually posting stuff here on PigPog again. Most of what I post online is photography, and I’ve been enjoying using Flickr for that. The key thing for me is that I felt like the quick feedback from other photographers, including some really good ones, was making me a better photographer. Posting here didn’t really do that for me.
I like being able to schedule posts, though, and to post more words when that feels right, and posting to our own domain feels more homely. Somewhere permanent, even if I decide I don’t like what Yahoo do to Flickr.
We can even stick ads on the pages and watch the money come pouring in.
No, not really.
But we can do what like with it. Nobody can stick an annoying bar over the top of it. Nobody can turn off the RSS feeds. WordPress is a nicely open platform, and if things went badly wrong there, content can be migrated – other blogging platforms are available.
I’m trying out MarsEdit for OS X to make posting (especially photos) a bit quicker and easier. It isn’t perfect, and it isn’t cheap, but if it makes this workable, it might be worth it.
The other thing that might make all this work out is the wonderful Interweb glue, IFTTT (IF This Then That). You can set up all sorts of rules in IFTTT, but my key rule is one that takes any photo I post on PigPog, and puts it on Flickr for me. I get to pour photos into my own site, and they appear on Flickr automagically, where I can get feedback from those people who inspire me to do better photographying.
Now I just need to find somewhere to improve my wordmongering.