Putting Flickr photos in your blog's feed

CATEGORY: Ecommerce

I took a lot of photos of eBay Live (and even more of Chicago), and now of course I have the perennial problem of just what to do with those holiday pics. Sticking them in Flickr and forgetting about them is one option; publishing great long blog post galleries so that everyone has to suffer looking through them seems to be the alternative. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feedburner has come to my rescue. They have a new trick called Photo Splicer, which allows me to pull in Flickr photographs as entries in my main blog RSS feed. It’s a neat way to bring together a personal blog with your photographs, or of course to show more product photos to subscribers to your business blog. You’ll find Photo Splicer under the Optimise tag.

There’s also Link Splicer which allows you to pull in bookmarks from del.icio.us, Furl, Bloglines, Digg and ma.gnolia (sadly the two I actually use, StumbleUpon and Google Reader’s shared items, are not available at the moment). Links can be spliced either individually as you bookmark them, or as a once-a-day summary.

For those wondering exactly what Feedburner is, it’s a way to distribute the RSS feed from your blog which provides all sorts of information for stats-obsessives (like me) about how your feed is being read, and all sorts of useful tricks for your subscribers, like being able to subscribe via email. If you have a blog, give it a go.

5 Responses

  1. Love the rugged look Chris ๐Ÿ˜›

    Sue, you should have bought Alex (Guru) home in your suitcase for me, he doesn’t sleep you know, such a Babe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Am i right in suggesting it was a little light on the people front there?.

    Maybe the reason for having a year off?.

    Cynical, Me?….

  3. if you are putting any pictures from flickr, are you not in breach of flickr terms

    some pics may not be usable for commercial websites?

  4. Thierry, I think there’s a little confusion about Flickrs T&Cs there. Firstly, the “not for commercial websites” is for the Creative Commons licence to use other peoples’ pictures. You would always be free to use your own pictures on your own commercial website! Secondly, Flickr say that if you use the picture on another non-Flickr website (is an RSS feed a website? we’ll leave that one for the philosophers) you have to link back to the Flickr photo page, which the RSS feed does automatically.

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