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Creating a blog just by sending an email

This email, in theory, should start a blog with this email as the first post on it. It must be the easiest way to start a blog, but I wonder how popular it will get - perhaps that also depends on other things such as being able to include photos, and stuff like that.

For example, if I paste a photo in this email, will it also come up in the blog?


And I suppose it will include links, anyway – such as one to my blog http://www.julianhopkins.net

And will you be able to Digg it?
[<]script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript">

It should create a blog using the part before the @ as the username – so it should be http://julian.posterous.com

(I learnt about this from http://kerim.posterous.com/ )

Let’s see if it works, and how long it takes (it’s 17.45 now). Sending…

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Blog: www.julianhopkins.net
Skype: julhop
IM: jfprhopkins@hotmail.com


Well it worked! It was pretty much instantaneous, and you can see the results here.

I didn't get julian.posterous.com as some other Julian got it already, so it's julian_lzhga instead, but that can be changed.

The Digg script didn't work - I suppose it doesn't take html script, or java, or something.

Conclusion: not bad, for a rapid and easy blog. I can't see myself switching, but it might appeal to some people...

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synical on :

I heard about this site some time back, but I also don't see myself using this anytime soon.

Great idea, though.

julian on :

Ya, I wonder who would use it... something about it doesn't quite feel like 'blogging' to me...

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