Here’s what I’d like:
Whenever I upload new photo sets to Flickr, I immediately want a new blog post created showing a random sample of the photos, along with the “photo set” title and description.
I want this to happen automatically when I upload photos to Flickr. I don’t want to have to manually go back and create a Flickr badge, then create a blog post, etc. That’s too many extra steps.
If I can figure out how to use the Flickr API, maybe I can create something like this.
It hardly looks like “easy Sunday afternoon reading material,” but it might not be that bad.
I’d imagine the process could go something like this:
- Some kind of process runs on my web hosts’ end, which continually checks for updates to my photo sets.
- When the process sees new photo sets, it extracts relevant information, and creates a blog post in my database.
I’d like to do this because Flickr only acts as a repository for my photos – it’s not “part of my site” in any way – so if I can’t “pipe” data into another application, Flickr becomes useless.