Blog by phone: Not so simple

I’ve been trying to get the ability to post pictures to my blog from my phone working for the last week or so. Previously, I used Postie for this sort of thing, but since I’ve switched to GoDaddy hosting, I’ve discovered that that method just don’t work. The fault is, basically, GoDaddy’s shared hosting plan and their insane method of supporting PHP. Ugh. I will not be renewing my hosting with them. I may switch hosts and attempt to get a refund on the remainder, actually.

So I tried a few other tricks. XML-RPC works and I can post from my phone with it, however the clients I’ve put on the phone don’t support pictures too well, or the phone doesn’t support the clients too well, or some damn thing like that. I dunno yet. I tried to get a cable for my phone to let me hack it open a bit wider and allow that sort of thing to work, but finding one turns out to be difficult on short notice. Stores just don’t have them.

So I tried blogmailr. It’s a service that combines the two.. You send email to it, it converts it into an XML-RPC post to your blog. That works too, but photos don’t seem to survive the transition. I suspect this is a problem with blogmailr.

All in all, it looks like I’ll be unable to post photos of my trip this next week on a “live” basis. So just look forward to a gallery of images when I return instead. I’ll have to sort out the live posting capabilities that I used to have sometime later.

8 thoughts on “Blog by phone: Not so simple”

  1. Hey, I saw some of your helpful posts in the WP forum and am hoping I can contract you to create a plugin for me. Please email me so I can send more details. Thanks!

  2. I tried Shozu. It doesn’t actually do anything that I would want it to do in the first place. I don’t want to upload photos to Flickr. I freakin’ hate Flickr. I won’t even look at photos that people send me links to because they’re on Flickr.Flickr sucks.

  3. I tried Shozu. It doesn’t actually do anything that I would want it to do in the first place.

    I don’t want to upload photos to Flickr.
    I freakin’ hate Flickr.
    I won’t even look at photos that people send me links to because they’re on Flickr.

    Flickr sucks.

  4. Thanks for the update on GoDaddy, one of my “clients” wants to move the sites I did for them to GD because the renewal costs seem cheaper. I will look for additional good/bad points. Thanks!

  5. I use nokia lifeblog to post everything to my site (or i can email it), but movies i have to do with shozu (but hate that logo under it). But if your interested, there has been a guy (i still use the solution), to edit a php-page) and place it on your site, make a reference to it in lifeblog and evertying workx. if interested drop me an email and i send you the info.

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