I've been thinking of ways to handle my photos lately. It seems that the various changes to the website have messed up my archive of photos. When I find out I have to fix something, I try to spend some time thinking about how I'd like for it to work and then try out new ways to make it happen.
I never was completely happy with how I had the Photo blog set up. It's difficult to post a bunch of photos into with the ecto for a while to do the blog posts. I like it. The interface is clean, but feature-filled. All of the tagging (MovableType and Technorati) is a click away. I have buttons for links to my iTunes, Amazon and some other things. More important to this post is its link to iPhoto. I can easily browse my photo library and add a photo to the blog entry from there. I don't like how it's formatted and haven't figured out how to fix it.
Enter Flickr. All the cool kids in the blogosphere are using Flickr for their photo hosting. I'm not a huge fan of hosting my stuff in different places, but maybe that doesn't matter. The photos I've posted recently are in my Flickr account. It still takes more steps than I like to get something on the blog: once I export the photo to Flickr from iPhoto, I go to Flickr and push the new entry to the blog and then go back to ecto and add the Tehcnorati tags. Not efficient, but there are some interesting parts of Flickr that might overcome that. Will keep on with it for a while and see how it works out.
Wind It Up from the album "Experience Expanded: Remixes & B-Sides" by The Prodigy