Friday, January 14, 2005

Bigger posting space

I have an aversion for the textbox that most blogging tools provide as a means for creating posts and comments. they're just not ment to be used for authoring. no human thought can be crammed into such a small space.

one of the most common solution is to use a text editor or word processor. I usually have one open at all times, so it's easy for me to write it down in the text editor, then copy & paste into the blogging tool. it definitely helps me fit a lot of stuff into a tiny space.

but text editors don't do HTML without a battle, and trying to embed a picture or a link is the front you always seem to lose. which is why I've settled on these two alternatives.

most blogging services allow you to post from e-mail. if you're running an e-mail client, you can use it to create the post and publish with one click. you get HTML editing features, place to save drafts, spellchecker, and all the other nifty stuff.

if you're using Blogger, look for the email tab in the settings section. that's where you specify the mail-to-blogger address, the one you send your posts to.

for those who want a little more, I recommend w.Blogger. it's a Windows application that does one thing but does it well. it lets you write, publish and manage posts. it has a slick HTML editor that's easy to work with, it has all the basic features for getting your post out there (supporting just about any blog service I heard of), and all the nice features that make life easier. from managing multiple blogs (addict mode?) to editing old posts to uploading photos to letting people know what you're listening to as your writing your post (Jazzanova - In Between).

best of all, you can get to experience it before deciding what it's worth for you. it's free to download and use, donations are welcome.

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Blogger nomadichermit said...

i need a private tutorial, professor of all things geek.

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i need a private tutorial, professor of all things geek.

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