This worked fine for the people that use Facebook, but not so well for anyone else that, for whatever reason, either doesn’t have or doesn’t like Facebook. Plus, the tools for looking through older links were thin, and behind a password wall, so Google (etc) wasn’t able to help here.
At the same time, I have a Vox blog that I update increasingly rarely, mainly because the WYSIWYG editor for composing posts was always flaky, with no obvious way to just switch to a raw HTML mode or equivalent markup (MarkDown, some wiki-esque dialect, whatever). There was a way to post to Vox from their Facebook app, but this has the annoying habit of posting multiple copies of each item, which is a cure worse than the disease.
Which brings us to Posterous. My plan is to have this be primarily a linkblog that replaces the links that were going to Facebook or Twitter, but with occasional original writing, photos, videos, etc sprinkled in as well.
For now, anything I post here will get automatically cross-posted to the other sites, but if that’s annoying, let me know and I can turn that off.
We’ll see how this goes.