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Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, September 3, 2006
13 years ago2,894 views

Whats a free blog service that easily allows uploading a photos? I am fed up with the fact blogger is technically such a POS, and never works.

gary price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Brinke:
We recently also gave up on Blogger (after 5 years) for ResourceShelf.com and DocuTicker.com. Moved to WordPress. Love it!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe Blogger Beta:
beta.blogger.com

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

the beta blogger is worse. you load in five photos, and when you get ready to publish---no HTML. it's like you just wasted all your time.

Does Wordpress make it easy to publish photos?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

My main issue with WordPress is it doesn't allow you to edit Raw HTML (unless you have a server of your own)

Blogger is the only thing that allows me to do it (Right ?)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Have you tried Picasa?
picasa.google.com/features/fea ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here] Brinke use something like Zooomr (which offers 2.5 Gig of Storage for Bloggers for 1 year, then its 20 MB) or Flickr for photos.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I just wanna have a page where I can reliably upload photos and have them displayed.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Brinke, then use google pages..

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol, Google Pages.
I remember there's a WP plugin that you can attach your Flickr images to the post. Maybe you can use Writely to write and post it to your blog, that will work.

gary price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sohil:
Web-based type pad allows you to see and manipulate the HTML.
See: sixapart.com/typepad/features
Click the view more features link.

Back to Free.

1) A blog from Yahoo 360
360.yahoo.com
Free. This is one of the services the service offers. Free.
Sample blog page.
blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-canHXn ...

2) MSN Spaces
spaces.live.com/

3) My Stuff
Create a simple blog with images. See:
sp.ask.com/en/docs/about/my_st ...

4) Something different. Zoho Show.
zohoshow.cm
Create easily accessible presentations in more of a presentation style. Share the url. You can even easily import saved photos from Flickr, your hard drive or any web url directly into Zoho Show.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

WordPress is free, spam-free, and images work fine.

But! You can't edit your own HTML; you can just select from the provided templates. That means no JavaScript, no AdSense.

wordpress.com/

I tried the free service, liked it, then downloaded the software to use on my own webserver (where of course I can edit the HTML and CSS, run AdSense etc). When you run the software on your own webserver you can also use a wide range of "plugins" to extend the functionality.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey Thanks Gary, I'll look into it.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sohil use Wordpress on your OWN server, not on wordpress.com. Much more freedom and you can post in HTML (just turn that .... WYSIWYG editor off). And Flickr can post images directly to your blog or you upload your images with Wordpress.

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