I’ve let this blog sit around a little more than I would’ve liked. I’m trying to figure out how I should manage my online identity — I have too many accounts at too many sites, and I want to see if I can simplify my online existence a little bit.
One of my biggest issues has been how to handle the photos I share with the world. Up to this point, I’ve been using my Flickr gallery as a photoblog – usually posting one photo a day. There’s some good reasons to do that – I get to share the absolute best photos I take at a relatively leisurely rate. That, and people can view my stream of photos as I post them without having to spend a lot of time sifting through a giant pile of photos if I posted them all at once.
There are downsides though. Sometimes I want to share photos that I’ve just taken, but there’s a large backlog of photos from other recent photo shoots. So either I break chronological order, or I post them in order and the new photo gets shared weeks or months after I originally took it. Or, sometimes I’d like to link to a photo to a blog post that I’m making, but I haven’t posted it yet. So I can either post it somewhere else first and then fix the link later once I post it, or I just post it out of order. Not pretty.
What I’ve decided to do is to use my Flickr account in a more conventional way — post photos I shoot en masse and not worrying quite as much about keeping the quality of the stream as top notch as I have been. From there I can select my favorite photos and publish them on my blog. This has the added advantage that I can post “into the future”, which means I can do a batch of photoblog posts and people reading my feed will get a photo a day.
This also means I can refine how I post photos to minoragenda.com. Instead of relying on yet another service to post albums of photos I take, I can use the Slickr plugin to wordpress to show off Flickr photosets in a nice fashion. This solves a bunch of problems I was trying to solve in a pretty nice way.
I’m going to be spending the next couple of days back-posting all my flickr photos. If you’re subscribed to my RSS feed, you might see some odd artifacts of this while I’m doing it. Sorry about that, I’m not too sure if there’s a way to avoid this problem.