Looks like folks finally decided to pull the plug on Posterous. It will be shutting down on April 30, some 13 months after Twitter acquired the platform, or rather the talent that built the platform.
I enjoyed using Posterous because it stayed out of my way… I didn’t feel the need to fiddle with the layout, or adjust the admin or mess around with plugins. It let me just write posts… Maybe not as many as I’d like to, but posts nonetheless. And I stuck with it to a certain degree.
Sadly, along with the blogging platform being gone, seems any Google juice I accumulated for things like Fusion Tables walkthroughs and examples will be gone as well… or at least pointing to dead links.
But then that might be for the better. I can say Posterous served me well at a certain point in my life, a time when I was learning to learn, code, program and teach/show others, and I’ll have an archive of that. Now it’s time to find something new.
I did take some steps to prepare for a day I figured was coming.
I formatted my projects page a bit so it’s a little more organized.
I grabbed an export of all of my content that Posterous housed. The Posterous backup made is really easy for me, and I think they way the structured the export should be a model for all content platform companies when they shutdown – ahem, Everyblock.
And I started to research some other potential platforms. Wordpress is always there, but it’s too easy for me to get bogged down in how the site looks. Again, more writing and less fuss. Dave Stanton & Robert Hernandez just turned me on to Snipt, which looks promising as well.