EDIT – April 2011: I wrote this post 2 years ago. Things move fast in the social media world and I recently wrote this post in favour of Tumblr, which might give you more insight as to which platform to choose. Thanks for reading 🙂
I am a late adopter when it comes to light-blogging service Posterous, purely because I’ve been a Tumblr user for quite a while.
If you still unsure as to which light-blogging service is for you, you’ll hopefully find this blog post helpful. Here are 10 reasons why I think Posterous is better than Tumblr:
1) You can easily import your Tumblr posts on your shiny new Posterous so you won’t lose any of your content
2) You can configure Posterous to automatically ping multiple services when updating your Posterous (Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook etc)
3) Posterous automatically uploads your new posts onto your old Tumblr, a win-win option as you can always go back to your old Tumblr should you wish to
4) You can monitor how many times a post has been viewed in your side-bar widget, and how many people have favourited that post
5) You can also easily install Google Analytics and Feedburner onto your Posterous, something which I couldn’t do with my previous Tumblelog
6) Your tags are visible in your Posterous’ side bar, making your content easily searchable (again I couldn’t do that with my old Tumblr)
7) Once you’ve tagged your posts, Posterous will automatically recommend other users you should follow – blogging is all about forging online relationships, right?
8 ) You can click on a user’s avatar to find out more about them – again I found Tumblr a little anonymous
9) The bookmarklet is dead-easy to install and use
10) Posterous are listening to their community and fast introducing new features
Are you sold yet? Do you prefer Tumblr or Posterous? Let me know in the comments