I’ve always tended to be a “jack of all trades, master of none” kind of guy. There is so much “there there” right?! I want to soak it all in, discover it all, see new places. I kind of like being that guy with a lot of random facts or interesting frameworks that people hadn’t heard about and pose a potential solution to a problem. I may only have a cursory knowledge of them, but I have that knowledge nonetheless.Dillie-O

I read that and I thought, “wow, that sounds a lot like me”.

Pressgram has built-in support for publishing links to your images (and associated blog posts) to Facebook and Twitter social networks. But what if you prefer the App Developer Network? There are two solutions that I’ve used that seem to work but both involve publishing your photo a WordPress blog first.

IFTTT

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a service that lets you connect various online services (channels) and do actions based on simple rules triggered by actions. The combination of online service and rule is called a recipe. I created a IFTTT recipe to push links from my WordPress blog that have been tagged “#pressgram-photo” to my app.net stream. When I want to post my Pressgram image to ADN, I follow the same procedure that I would for posting to my WordPress blog but I add the tag “pressgram-photo’ to the tag field in the bog information section, and hit the check mark to publish. It may take some time before your image is posted to ADN. It depends on when IFTTT checks your blog for updates.

PourOver

The second method involves using PourOver. PourOver is an ADN service that uses the RSS feed from your blog to publish links to your ADN stream. My WordPress blog already has an RSS feed so using PourOver involved the trivial task of authorizing to my ADN account and pasting in a link to my RSS feed. Now, every time I post content ( any content ) to my WordPress site a link is posted to ADN.

Aaron Mahnke took a look at his blogs and decided that he had too many. I had a similar problem. I had a tech blog, a photo blog, a link blog etc.

The reality is simple: I am one man, not many. I’m not a designer and business writer and fantasy author and product designer; I’m just Aaron Mahnke. The things that I create are fragments of my soul, and to keep them separated and segregated into their own corners of the internet is akin to locking away siblings, never to see each other again.

I too felt fragmented so last year I consolidated all my blogs under this one.

My personal writing needs to be consolidated to one site. My books, tools, products and freebies all need to live there, where my readers can find them with the greatest ease.