Live and Learn

Updates on the Posterous confusion:

I am using Posterous now to upload pictures, videos, etc to my blog (in hopefully, what I consider, to be much faster than the traditional way) and so far everything is working out great. You email whatever it is you want posted, and away it goes.  You can then set up whether or not you want people to be notified via Twitter, Facebook, along with many other social networking sites.   The whole idea is a great concept, amazing idea, and really handy.

Except one thing: I’m an idiot. On my Posterous account (Along with Twitter & YouTube) you will see where I uploaded a video, sent via email to my posterous personalized email address. Everything went right, Twitter was notified. YouTube uploaded the video. So why didn’t it show up on my blog? Just like I said before, I’m an idiot. You can even figure out what I’m talking about by just watching my video.

In order to allow Posterous to post anything on my blog, I had to create a username and password that only they knew to get into here.  Well, it doesn’t do much good when their role is at Contributor. That is where I made my big mistake. No wonder anything I tried to post never would make it here.  The role has now been set as Author, so Posterous should will now be able too  post whatever I see fit to my blog. Hurray!

For those of you using WordPress and made the same silly mistake I did, maybe you should remember this:

  • Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people’s posts, etc.
  • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own post
  • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts
  • Subscriber – Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.

Ah, life.