Should I Declare Flickr Bankruptcy?

The big question that I have had over the last month is should I declare Flickr bankruptcy?
For a variety of reasons, I have not managed in the last 5-8 weeks to post my regular daily photo or two from my phone to Flickr, I have made a valiant effort to keep up here at Black Phoebe, but Flickr has fallen to the wayside.
Part of the problem started back in late April when I returned the lovely little Nokia N79 it its rightful owners and reverted back to my good, old, faithful Nokia N95 camera phone. In early May, after a firmware upgrade, I found that there was no more Shozu mobile application to download unless I wanted to purchase it. Given that I have planned to purchase a new camera phone this summer, I didn’t want to commit to any new mobile software until I knew which phone I would be getting, and thus which software or app would be best for the phone in question.
Starting in May, I tried to remember to download my photos to my computer every few days and then upload them to Flickr. Anytime that I involve my computer in a part of the photo upload process, there is failure, as my computer is always a black hole for photos, which is why I started blogging directly from my phone in the first place.
The winning equation for me the last 4.5 years since I got my first internet enabled camera phone was as follows:
Take photo -> Add subject -> Send Directly From Phone to Internet = Win
This is the bad equation:
Take photo -> Save on camera or camera phone -> download to computer -> fiddle with and|or forget != Photo on Internet (quite the opposite actually of photo on the internet, the photos never leave my computer)
Because of the fact that I am not into photo processing on my computer and that photos that enter my computer very rarely leave (Hotel SoCal MBP), for the last 4.5 years ever since I got the lovely Nokia 7610 and an unlimited data package, I have used a variety of methods to daily post photos to Flickr and to this blog (or at least attempt to do it daily).
This spring’s camera phone disruption has lead to me getting out of the habit of posting daily photos to Flickr. It has gotten worse. I am not a few days behind, or even a week or two, but five – Yes, 5 – weeks behind in posting photos to Flickr.
I now have 140 – 180++ plus photos from San Francisco, life around SoCal, Germany, Carl Zeiss Factory Tour, London, and Fourth of July that I could post to flickr.
Should I just do it – upload them all, name them, add them to sets, etc – or declare Flickr bankruptcy?

5 thoughts on “Should I Declare Flickr Bankruptcy?

  1. Add pixelpipe to the native share online client on your N95 … Or other devices as you use them. One click upload to multiple destinations (flickr + blog + Twitter) or certainly to Flickr … Which share online also handles natively.
    on your devices …

  2. *sigh* Jen, Jen, Jen. This is why I recommended PixelPipe, or heck, Nokia’s Share Online will do it out of the box. It’s not hard – you set it up, it uploads to your destination, straight from your phone. Bada-bing, bada-boom!

  3. No.. don’t do it!
    But I feel your pain. When I got an E75 to eval, I didn’t download ShoZu as I was going to have to pay for a 1-time license I couldn’t use on another device? I have it on my E70 and always like the prompt to upload to Flickr just after snapping another masterpiece.
    For me, tagging is a critical path. Plus, I have a separate, password-protected site on one of my servers for family photos – don’t want baby photos out there for general consumption. But pictures along Lake Champlain from Valcour? Why not!

  4. Ricky & Jonathan,
    I have Pixelpipe installed on my N95 and the N97, set up to go to Flickr, email & my blog, and I don’t really like using it. Honestly, it is just ok. Now Share Online, I also have it set up to post to flickr, and I really dislike using it. Even more than dislike when I have to go to the evil rotating gallery to find photos to post and then post with Share Online.
    I prefer Lifeblog & ShoZu, as I can view everything in a grid, see multiple photos a once in the same size thumbnail, choose which one, give it a title, a body, tags if I want, and then send.
    I will purchase ShoZu again when I purchase my future Precioussss (the N86). preciousss… ;op

  5. You really, really DONT have to pay for ShoZu *if you already have an account*.
    Email them, it’s true. The pricing is for NEW USERS only.
    Log into the web interface with your usual account details and go from there, should be easy…
    Let me know how you get on – anything to stop you using the *horrific* pixelpipe…

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