RIP Posterous. Here’s 3 Alternatives + Backup Options

Posterous Spaces, the blogging service that enables posting across various platforms, is on its deathbed after it was announced that Twitter will retire the service on April 30, 2013.

The blogging syndication tool launched in 2008 and underwent major changes, such as a name update to Posterous Spaces, a revamped website, fresh dashboard, and mobile app, before it was acquired by Twitter in 2012.

Before everything comes to an end, Posterous users can backup all their content by requesting a backup at posterous.com/#backup.  Posterous will then ready your files and send you an e-mail once it is ready so you can download the .zip file.

The question now is, “Is there anything else out there that can deliver the same service as Posterous?”

If you’re looking for an easy way to manage your numerous sites or blog sites, so you can just go to one and post everything, everywhere, you’re in luck!  We’ve searched the internet to give you the best of blogging management.

Posterous alternatives

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Tumblr

This is Posterous’ number one rival and of course, the service that’s getting all the attention after Twitter’s decision to deadpool Posterous.  Tumblr allows you manage your blog posts in one place.  You can post photos, audio and videos aside from the usual quotes, blog and link to all of your social media accounts in one place.  And because it merges social networking and blogging, you can even chat with your contacts.

Posthaven

This is the product of Posterous co-founders Garry Tan and Brett Gibson, who claim that the site will never be shut down or acquired, with all user URLs remaining intact for all of time.  The service is still under construction but the two promise that, though it will not function the same as Posterous at first, eventually all the features users grew to love about Posterous will make their way to Posthaven.

For $5 per month a user’s account can support up to 10 sites, and additional sites will cost a small fee.  Yes, it’s a paid service and that’s how the masterminds plan on making the service available F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

IFTTT

This stands for “If This Then That,” which in simple terms is explained as a service connecting two channels, such as Blogger and WordPress, or WordPress and Facebook, by triggers to perform an action.  The point is, you create Personal Recipes to perform these actions automatically.  A Personal Recipe includes Channels, triggers and actions.  So for example, you want something posted on Blogger to be always posted on Tumblr, you just need to create a Personal Recipe to trigger the action: “Post on Blogger, post on Tumblr,” or something in that sense.

And remember, if the service you are currently using suddenly cease to exist or is facing impending doom, there will always be an alternative.  It’s not the end of your digital world!

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About Mellisa Tolentino

Mellisa Tolentino started at SiliconANGLE covering the mobile and social scene. Over the years, her scope expanded to Bitcoin as well as the Internet of Things. SiliconANGLE gave Mellisa her break in writing and it has been an adventure ever since. She’s from the sunny country of Philippines where people always greet you with the warmest smile. If she’s not busy writing, she loves reading, watching TV series and movies, but what she enjoys the most is playing or just chilling on the couch with with her three dogs Ceecee, Ginger, and Rocky.