Just over a year ago, I wrote the following about Posterous.

The problem with Posterous that they are not the best at anything.

via The Problem With Posterous

Sadly, nothing changed. They just did not double down on any aspect of their product. I would have paid if they allowed better customization and plugins the their present offering (If Oo will pay for your product, then congratulations, you have a tested business model!)

Their pivot to ‘Spaces’ was really cool, but they struggled to communicate it in a simple way.  I really really liked Posterous. I recommended them to quite a lot of people. I feel really sad the way things have turned out.

Startups are hard. REALLY HARD. And it is REAL EASY to theorize from outside. But there is one thing I know, Sachin gave it his all. I look forward to what he plans to do next after he leaves Twitter.

Now, where do I move my bloggage to?


4 thoughts on “As Posterous Flies To Twitter, I Remember This Post

    1. Remember, SquareSpace was there before you used Posterous. Without the ease of Posterous, you would still be planning to start blogging. :). Posterous is the easiest way to start blogging and create a new post. I most likely will continue WordPress self hosting.

      PS: Can you give me an example of a blog hosted on SquareSpace?

  1. I will show you at least one Squarespace blog after I have moved mine. Give it a spin. You are speaking from both sides of your mouth here about Posterous. 

    I lost a long post I was writing on Posterous because they dont have an autosave feature and there are many other little annoying bits. The power of squarespace is its ability to migrate anything to its plaftorm. A good backup when others go to the dogs as Posterous now frequently does

    1. Nope. If you see the post I linked to, I am consistent. Posterous is the easiest way to start a blog and to post (if you are using email). My grand mumsi knows how to send email.

      Squarespace is too expensive because I have multiple blogs. When yo move let me know how it turns out.

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