[tweetmeme source=”Ileane”]I recently created another blog on Posterous but I wasn’t really sure why I would need it. To fill you in on what Posterous is, the tagline from the homepage: “is the dead simple place to post everything. just email us.” And after all, my tagline and the purpose of this blog states:
I’m here to learn, to teach and to connect!
Therefore, I consider adding another blogging platform to my social media arsenal, as a golden opportunity to share the experience with my readers.
Why use Posterous?
I like the clean look and feel of the template I’m using on Posterous. I find it a very easy alternative to the seemingly endless stream of widgets and themes found on WordPress.com. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the the multitude of features here, it’s just that there are times when I want sharing to be less complicated. Using Posterous I compose entire posts in an email, send it off and I’m done.
What is Lifestreaming?
I did some searches for Posterous and found this article by Mark Krynsky at his lifestreamblog, My Thoughts on Posterous as a Lifestreaming Platform. He uses this graphic to compare Lifestreaming with Posterous.
Mark does an excellent job of describing both concepts and illustrating how they are different with this graphic. Lifestreaming sounds like such a cool thing to do, how can any social media addict like myself (and you of course) resist. On the other hand, Mark concludes that although Posterous bloggers have recently added some very intriguing content well worth exploring, Posterous remains on the opposite end of the Lifestream funnel.
It simply feeds into your Lifestream just like Twitter, Flickr, Delicious, Diigo, YouTube and all of your other social outlets.
Additional insights on Posterous can be found in this post from David Breshears Posterous in the Lifestream.
Why do I need a Lifestream?
I like the logic found on this excerpt taken from Dana Lookadoo
Your online social network sharing is your lifestream, your vapor trail. I’m happy to share my trail, knowing it will be indexed in search engines. Actually, I’m counting on it!
Leave your comments and let me know if you have created a vapor trail (or lifestream) and where to find it.
UPDATE: A related post with a list of lifestreaming resources can be found on Haleybradshaw’s blog
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