So it turns out that you can upload photos from your local machine to your blog post; the only hitch is that you need to have an online photo-sharing site configured. Hmm, says me, I thought that WordPress actually hosted my photos? Apparently Flock doesn’t recognize WP yet as a photo-sharing destination; they have support for things like Flickr and Photobucket.
One irritation keeps cropping up: I get this annoying “Configure your WordPress.com account in Flock…” message (see below) no matter how often I configure the account.
This is apparently a well-known issue: see here. The explanation from the support engineer seemed a little strange:
We understand the problem and should be rolling out a fix shortly. Basically the scenario when this happens is if your user account name is different than the name in the url, [blogname].wordpress.com
That’s a strange dependency to introduce into your design, particularly since many (most?) power users likely to adopt Flock at this early stage have multiple blogs.
This thing has a lot of potential, but still feels like a 0.8 release.