I re-thought what I was doing, two weeks ago... and went with a suggestion similar to yours. Why hard code it, at all? Ever.
I started out with the link that you mentioned, and then extracted the code that solely wrote the image link's URL (not caring about how Flickr's default badge
was styled). In my case, I wanted the "most recent" image, that also had the tag "iphone" from my "user account". (I set any photo uploaded to Flickr
to my "user account" to be written with the tag
"iphone", thereby eliminating the need to actually write "tags: iphone" in the e-mail's Body each time.)
So, I then place the link into my blog's own, styled display... and everything is great.
I'm now looking for a service that will take that same e-mail and only use said e-mail's Subject as my latest Twitter
tweet (no links, nothing else)... only the Subject. TwitterMail
uses the message's Body (no good, since I have a photo and my Flickr description there), MessageDance
also reads the Body an places "[photo]" and a TinyURL
to said photo in it's Twitter tweet update (which I don't want included in my tweet). SnapTweet
also does not simply take the Subject, attaching a link in the tweet to my latest photo (I want no links... just the Subject, thanks).
Since the custom badge I wrote places my latest Twitter tweet under my latest Flickr e-mail upload... I'm stuck sending the e-mail out and then tweeting the same, exact message that was in the Subject of the e-mail, to Twitter. Once I figure out a service that only takes the e-mail Subject... I'll be able to update both (and my custom badge) with one e-mail.
Thanks for the info, in any case, SpinCycle!