Return of the Mobile Micro Blog

After 5 years of trying, I was finally able to get my hands on the domain name VegasGeek.com. Best Buy owned it at one point, then it changed hands a couple times between people who would never respond to my offers to purchase it. That changed recently and I'm a pretty happy camper.

Now that I have it, what the heck should I do with it was the next question that went through my mind. It sat dormant for a couple months until I saw this theme from WooThemes called Object. Bingo!

I'm a big fan of my friend Todd's photo blog, 606diaries.com. He takes photos with his camera every day frequently at 6:06 pm. He'll post the photo and will go back later to write a quick post about what he was doing. I've wanted to do something similar for quite a while. Finally, it's ready to go.

A quick install of WordPress and the Postie plugin and the site was basically ready for blogging on the go. I take the pics with the iPhone and email them to a secret address. Postie checks the mail once an hour and if it finds an email from me it cranks out a new post. Super simple!

I do have one gripe about the new site. If you subscribe to the RSS, the photo doesn't get sent. Just the content of the post. I'm going to see if I can get that fixed pretty quick though. – FIXED!!

My goal is to try and post at least once a day. We'll have to see how that goes.

Do you have a similar project? Leave a link in the comments. I'd love to check it out!

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4 Comments

  1. Aaron Hockley on August 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I started a daily photo project about 3 weeks ago. You can check out my efforts at http://www.lifeofpixels.com

  2. Shelby DeNike on August 16, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Nice, I might have to steal this idea. I was setting up http://pict.mobi an essential Twitpic ripoff for my own use …. but I guess why code something from scratch when I can prob piece it all together via WordPress.

    • vegasgeek on August 16, 2010 at 2:05 am

      Seriously! The new Custom Post Types functionality really opens the doors to a TON of new project ideas.

  3. james on August 17, 2010 at 4:56 am

    axl makes a good subject for this style of blog… that handsome doofus' vacant eyes always make me lol.

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