I know I'm not alone in using Flickr for my online photo storage - and I suspect I'm not the only one who has frequently used the handy "Blog This" link to get my photos onto my blog or Twitter.
However, Flickr have recently changed the layout of each photo page, and made it a bit more snazzy, with the result that some functionality no longer works on all browsers. Most importantly for my purposes, it's no longer possible to reach the "Blog This" button from my phone, which is a real pain - using my phone to upload a quick snap to Flickr, then using Flickr's "Blog This" functionality to get the photo into my blog or my Twitter stream, is my key to keeping in touch when I'm travelling without a laptop.
After a little poking around, though, I've managed to find a hacky way around it. I thought this might be useful to anyone else who's having similar problems.
- Find the photo's URL, e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelcotterill/4765369756 . You want to get the most basic form of the link for this, in the form
www.flickr.com/photos/yourusername/photoIDnumber, but if you access your photo from anywhere other than your photostream directly (e.g. through a set) the URL may have extraneous information.
blog.gne?photo=, to give (in this case) http://www.flickr.com/blog.gne?photo=4765369756
- This will now bring up a (simple, HTML, phone-friendly) page where you can pick from any of the blogs you've linked to your Flickr account. There's space on the next page to enter any text you'd like to add before submitting the post.
This is the result: