Adventures in the Blogosphere

Saints of Notre DameI found out tonight that I’ve already got a free account on flickr because of my DSL provider. So this is little more than a test post.

I’ve got to say I’m not all that impressed with flickr and can’t see what the big deal is yet. The iPhoto plugin just makes it tolerable to use, not actually fun. But considering how everybody’s all crazy about it, I’ve got to try it and see what all the fuss is about.

Now that I’m living in San Francisco and using a Mac mini to make a weblog and a flickr account, I’m running out of stereotypes.

2 thoughts on “Adventures in the Blogosphere”

  1. Gotta admit, I loves me the Flickr. I like how easy it is to upload photos. I like how you can leave little notes corresponding to certain areas of your (and other peoples’!) photos. I like the whole tagging thing, and searching the site for certain tags can be kind of amujsing. And I like the community aspect of it. It’s just more fun than uploading a photo to my site and letting it sit there all sad and alone for eternity…

    I don’t take enough photos to warrant getting a pro account, at least not yet, but I can see how it might lose its appeal if I actually had to pay for it. And now that Blogger has made adding photos to posts REALLY easy, I rarely use the “Blog this” function on Flickr anymore, although being able to blog other people’s photos so easily is also a nice feature.

  2. Yeah, I spent a long time last night just browsing through other people’s pictures, which I realize now is the whole point. It’s not so much a photo hosting service as a way to link up photos from everybody’s galleries.

    I’ve got pictures that are three years old by this point; I kept meaning to put them somewhere online along with descriptions and a travelogue. That was part of the justification for starting this website, even. But I still haven’t had the time or inclination to write my own gallery for it, and there’s really not much point now. Now I can see how long it takes me to actually put all the pictures up on flickr and assign titles/sets/tags/etc. to them.

    And I can’t justify getting a pro account, either, but I did anyway. I hate bandwidth limits; they make me nervous and I feel like I’m cheating or something.

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