Storify or Tumblr for live event
In just over a weeks time I’m going to be covering the Jersey Live music festival. It is a two day festival on for about twelve hours per day and I will be there for the whole thing.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday when I present a two hour live radio show from one of the smaller stages at the festival.
I will have four live bands performing and will be presenting it as a show for a live audience as well as a radio audience.
After that it will be a combination of live inserts into other radio shows, pre-recording interviews with the stars, organisers and fans at the festival and taking photos – lots of photos.
But this year I’ve decided I want to have a single place I can’t point people at to ‘follow me around the festival’ – that needs to include photos, audio, video and text as well as being easy to access on mobiles and ‘open’ so not require a login.
I could just use Facebook – post everything to the shows Facebook page and be done with it but what I’m not convinced that is the easiest approach.
The other main criteria is it is also easy for me to use – and probably from an iPhone/iPad while walking around a field or backstage.
I’m currently leaning towards Tumblr for one main reason – it is VERY easy (with the help of a service like IFTTT) to auto publish. So I could put a photo or set of photos on Flickr and have them auto post to the Tumblr page, I could post a quick update on Twitter and have that appear as a text update and I could post audio to Soundcloud and have that auto appear.
That way I wouldn’t even need to think about Tumblr – I use the right app for the job I need at that moment and relax that tumblr would deal with it. Storify requires a little bit more management than that.
Ideally what I would REALLY want is the opposite – I want to be able to upload a text update to the site, have it auto appear on Twitter and Facebook, post a photo to the site and have it put on to my Facebook page, twitter and Flickr, upload a video to the site and have it cross posted to YouTube and finally upload audio and have it posted to SoundCloud or Audioboo.