WordPress Flickr Pictures Tip 2 – post a single Flickr photo in a WordPress blog post

Flickr has a fantastic, easy feature to post your Flickr picture in your WordPress Blog. First, add your blog to Flickr by logging into Flickr, going to your account and selecting add a blog.

Now you only need to visit your photo while logged in and click “blog this”. You’ll be asked to fill out the description and info *within Flickr*. After completing that and selecting “Post Entry”, your picture and the information you added in Flickr automatically become your WordPress blog post. Neat!

Yahoo Rocks again with Web 2.0!

My previous post, a mural picture from Chaimanus B.C., was done in this fashion.

Also see how to do a WordPress Flickr photo embed

WordPress Flickr – embed Flickr photos in WordPress blog

Maybe I’m just slow, but it took me a long time to figure out how to do some neat stuff with my Flickr pix and my WordPress hosted blog.

To embed your own Flickr photos in your WordPress blog you’ll need to first add the Flickr Widget by going to the WordPress Dashboard and selecting presentation, then sidebar widgets. Then, you click on the right side of the Flickr Widget, which opens up a dialog window, and you add your Flickr RSS feed. To get the RSS feed DO NOT log into Flickr, rather stay logged OUT and visit your own pix. The RSS feed will be located on that page. Note that your feed does NOT show up on Flickr when you are logged in (at least I could not find it and it, confusing the heck out of me for the first time in the otherwise amazingly intuitive Flickr).

Don’t backup your drive – do something more productive instead and absorb the risk.

Guy Kawalski is being WAY too hard on himself after losing his hard drive and failing to back it up. He cites the book “Why Smart People do Dumb Things” which suggests these ridiculous reasons for things like…failing to back up your hard drive:  Hubris, Arrogance, Narcissism, Unconscious need to fail. (!)

Guy! I certainly agree you are a really smart fellow, but you REALLY had to stretch to fit those silly criteria to a hard drive. These authors obviously are spending way too much time on the new age couch and too little down at the local hardware store where you’d learn that the reason you didn’t do it was simply….laziness plus a correct assessment of negative ROI.

Backup time is not *directly* productive, it’s insurance against problems. Thus you must balance your problem against the 2,000 people who did NOT backup and did NOT have a problem. They, collectively, saved a YEAR of time assuming, very modestly, only one hour of “work” needed to backup. Collectively the “no backups” saved an entire YEAR of time. You probably only spent a few days recovering stuff. Over a lifetime of such decisions you can expect a great ROI by maintaining the level of risk you *correctly chose* when you didn’t backup the drive.

Conclusion – do NOT backup due to poor ROI. There are some things that offer good insurance value for the time/money. Backing up in the normal fashion is not one of them for most users (banks excluded).

OF COURSE critical info should be backed up, and it would sure be nice to have better backup systems that were easy and automatic. But as long as it takes over an hour and the MTBF on your hard drive is tens of thousands of hours, I say you are smart to follow the Nike antimatter mantra: “Just don’t do it”.

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