Blog posts via email
Blog posts via email? What’s the world coming to?
Whatever next? Twitter tribes (Twibes) seceding from Twitter?
Here I am, posting this to my blog via email. Powerfully simple.
Think of the limitless possibilities. One enticing prospect is the two-way traffic between a mailing list and a blog. You email a mailing list and that post appears simultaneously on a mirror blog. By the same token, you write something on your blog and it gets automatically sent to its twin mailing list.
What’s the point of such duplication? I can hear you ask. Aren’t we already drowning in an ocean of digital clutter?
Here’s the point: if the mailing list is any good, you’re adding valuable content to the blogosphere – and the same applies inversely. Some of this valuable content then gets commented upon by blog post readers who cannot be expected to be on every single mailing list. So what started as a reply to a previous mailing list comment acquires new life as its own blog post, and may go on to beget its own thread.
Redundancy is good, so long as you’re bouncing about quality content across platforms.