So tonight I was on Memeorandum checking out some news and I saw this really hot headline from the Windows Live Desktop Mail Beta: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, “And we want to make it easy for our customers to share those pictures. You’ll discover that with Mail Desktop Beta (Windows Live Mail Desktop) sharing pictures is super easy. — The common situation now? (at least for me ) — I take a TON of pictures.”
Ok, great. You got me with that headline. I love photo sharing. All I ever talk about these days are Flickr and Zooomr and well whatever else has to do with photo sharing. So I click the link to read the blog post, and what do I get? Yep, you guessed it, the image above. Not the blog, not the blog post, but some crappy message telling me that I need to figure out some log on thing with Microsoft Passport.
Sorry Charlie. It would have been nice to read the article and blog it, but oh well.
Want a surefire way to sabotage your blog readership? Then be sure and sign up with Spaces dot MSN dot com for all your blogging needs. Sure to turn away even the most interested of your readers. Sheesh. Very, very, very annoying.
Update: Ed Bott thinks that my experience is most likely a bug related to my useage of Firefox combined with this site and not part of a bigger problem overall with accessing MSN Spaces blogs. I’m certainly willing to concede that that this problem that I had could be a bug and not intentional and that the issue might not be as widespread as I thought. Although I could not access this post either at work or home earlier this morning and did get the prompt above (caputured directly from screen print) the link does appear to be working now. You still of course must log in to passport to leave a comment on the blog which I don’t like.
Ed wrote about a similar bug last year with the Passport log on thing.