How do I post photos to my blog?Â Â First you’ll have to configure an external blog, (do that here). You’ll be guided through the set-up process, and at the end you can try a test post to make sure everything works.
When that’s done, you can blog any public photo you see on Flickr. When you’re looking at a single photo, for example, http://www.flickr.com/photo.gne?id=23754, you’ll see a “Blog This” button above it.
Note: If you don’t see the “Blog This” button, you probably need to make the photo public (click “edit” next to the privacy indicator under “Additional Information” on the photo’s page).
Click the “Blog This” button for the photo you want to post. If you’ve set up your blog, you can post immediately by adding a title and body for the post. There’s a link to your blog as well so you can check that the entry looks OK.
You can set up as many blogs as you like.
You can also create your own Flickr moblog. When you upload a photo to Flickr via email, and you have at least one blog set up in Flickr, we can post your photo to your blog automatically. Check your settings here.
For the record, I don’t use Flickr’s new moblog setupÂ – mine is done old skool, with a combination of “email to Flickr” and “Flickr Blog This” settings. I’ve been meaning to check out the newer method, but the old one works just fine, with the occasional tweak or re-creation when I change blog templates or switch from one blogging platform to the other.
I have several blogs configured to use Flickr – Razzberry Vinaigrette is a Blogger one that I use as an occasional backup to this one, but is mostly a photoblog for specfic photos I want to highlight.
I don’t use Flickr as my photo database, but if they went casters up, I’d have a lot of dead image links that would have to be fixed. That’s not very likely at all, though they might offer some kind of migration tools, as Yahoo Photos is doing for its users before it closes in September (since they merged with Flickr, the latter service will probably get the lion’s share)
Note to self: Flickr/Yahoo/our broadband service are linked, and if I were migrating photos to Flickr from Yahoo Photos, as a broadband subscriber I’d have free “pro” status on Flickr for as long as we’re broadband subscribers. My annual “pro” account is up next month (I got a paid subscription around the time of the London terror bombings 2 years ago) and it might be worth a call to customer service to see if I could talk them into it.