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How do you pronounce Posterous?

Posterous bills itself as “the easiest publishing platform around.”   If you can email, you can manage a website and share it with small groups or the world via your social networks.  Posterous is so easy to use, you can skip the sign up process and send your first post to [email protected], and they will do the rest.  Within your account you can direct your Posterous posts to just about any popular social platform automatically.  Posts can be done by email, and somehow, Posterous can miraculously take just about any kind of file you attach to you [email protected] email, and convert into a correctly sized and rendered post on your Posterous site.  You can also clip excerpts from other websites and blogs to share.  The simplicity of use and features, including  a variety of themes and the ability to design your own, make Posterous a good choice for those looking for a simple blogging platform. I will let you explore Posterous on your own if you are not already using it.  It’s a great way to start blogging and to spread the word across your networks.
Here is a pretty good 8 minute tutorial:

If you are already using Posterous you may have been mis-pronouncing the name of the platform since you first signed on (just like David Frosdick in the video did).  I have seen grownups argue toe-t0-toe over how to pronounce this platform’s name.  I am proud to say that I have been correct in my pronunciation, but not often so acknowledged.   I asked  my friend, Rich Pearson at Posterous for the definitive answer to the question – long O or short O?

[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”Here’s Rich’s response”]When we say Posterous, we pronounce it with the short o.  Sachin and Garry originally chose the name because they wanted to call all other sites/blogs “pre-posterous”.  Of course, the log representing a post-it note and all makes this a little confusing as does [email protected].   We actually don’t care too much about how you pronounce it, as long as you use us ;-)[/stextbox]

Well, there’s the answer to the mystery.  Pre-posterous, you say?

Check out my Posterous.

Think blogging is a hassle? Try Posterous


I have found that a lot of folks I work with think blogging is too much of a hassle, requires some sort of esoteric knowledge, and does not foster spontaneity.  Well how would a blogging platform that lets you post pictures, video, documents, and your brilliant thoughts, via email work for you?  And how about if that platform also allows you to auto post your content anywhere on the web?  No program to sign into;  no separate editor that never will do quite what you want it to;  No importing content and embedding videos in html.  Just compose and email, add your attachments and press SEND.

posteous2Is blogging sounding a little easier now? Give Posterous.com a try.  It’s an easy to use (just email in your posts) platform that appears to have great SEO properties.  You can also run Google Analytics, and do basic design of your Posterous.  My posterous has some basic design changes:  header pic, background and font colors, but you will have the capabablity with a little CSS design to make your posterous (pronounced with a short O sound) to have a very cool and unique look.

Give it a try.  You can establish a blogging presence in just a few minutes.

A big bonus is that you can set up your posterous to auto-post your posterous posts to most of the social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, etc., to easily broadcast your content.

I have found Posterous to be a powerful tool for social bookmarking and sharing.  More about that and using the Posterous bookmarklet in the next post.

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