Pressgram: Is A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words?

Well I dont often blog about phone apps on here, but here’s something I particularly wanted to shout about. A while back, the Instagram photo sharing app changed their Terms and Conditions, and all of a sudden people didn’t own their photos anymore. This has since been changed, but do you upload images to Facebook? Yeah apparently they own the rights to any photos you upload as well. Want to keep your own images? Try Pressgram.

John Saddington wanted to be able to upload his images to his wordpress site, with the usability and filters from something like Instagram, so he decided to do something about it. A successful kickstarter campaign has led to Pressgram being developed, submitted to the App store, and it has now been released.

I guess if a picture is worth a thousand words, then you get to keep all thousand when you upload via Pressgram.

Heres a demo of Pressgram in action:

Pressgram is available from the iTunes store.

See Pressgram website for more information.

I’ll be using Pressgram to update this place every now and then on the .PhotoBlog page… hope you enjoy…

Dear “Bob”.

Dear “Bob”.

First of all, I’m sorry for using the name Bob. I’m expecting to be VERY busy after you’re born, and because I’m typing this beforehand, I don’t want to accidentally announce your name to everyone else first before I get to introduce myself to you first.

I just want to explain, why you already have a website.

Quite simply. Before you were born, you were already loved by a lot of people. And a lot of these people will really enjoy watching you grow up. Now when some people can just go on Facebook, other people don’t have a Facebook account.

So I’ve set up a little website for you, it’s a little bit like a diary, so granny’s and Grandads and other people can see what you’ve been getting up.

Don’t worry. I’ll help you run it.

See you soon


PS. I almost forgot, your website can be found at
I hope you like it.

Something… self indulgent…

mmmmmm Cake

mmmmmm CakePlease excuse us for just one moment as we get… well fairly self indulgent.

Well… Its our second birthday today, and to celebrate we’re going to have a quick look at the… more interesting… search terms that people have used to arrive at The Church Sofa:

  1. “church sofa photo blog” – Now… this seems kinda odd. We’ve never had a photoblog… not really… We’ve done something for Christmas… but thats it… Would you like to see us do a photoblog at some point?
  2. “why beards are cool” – Because they are!!
  3. Now this is an interesting one, we’ve hosted a number of people on the sofa after they’ve done a search for the quote:

    “let’s just say this: right now, name for me the one young, good bible teacher that is known across great britain. you don’t have one – that’s the problem.”

    Not sure who said that, but I think it was some little known American preacher…

  4. “chat room for “lonely” people u.k.christians” – This search term ha led a few people to us. I hope you’ve found the company you’ve been looking for. Are there any online chat rooms you recommend?
  5. “what to do if your computer breaks” – I feel your pain if this happens to you… 
  6. “sofa blogs” – We are a sofa. We blog. Sounds fair enough…
  7. “what does a homeless person look like” – Interesting question. Maybe we should put an answer together one day…
  8. “god please find me a church in exeter uk” – Hopefully our Exeter Church List helps a little..?
  9. “cameron sofa” – Dear David Cameron, would you be available to be interviewed by us? If so, please use the contact form – or even jump on Twitter! We’d love to hear from you!
  10. “asbo elephants” – pardon? 

Well thats a little trip over the last 12 months. Hope you enjoyed, and didn’t find it to self indulgent.

Thanks for supporting The Church Sofa over the last 2 years, and we hope that you’ll join us on the new journey over the next 12 months!

What would you like to see more of from the church sofa lads?

Weekly Round Up: The Star Edition

Its getting nearer Christmas, so take a break from the Christmas shopping (which I’m avoiding), and catch up with some weird and wonderful stuff we’ve found online: