Using a Blog Editor
This week I've been participating in a KnowWeeks course called 'Browserless Blogging ' with Grant Potter. One of our tasks has been to try out a desk top blog editor. I think that this just means using something other than your blog's own editor that can post directly to your blog. So writing your post in Word and cutting and pasting it to your blog's editor doesn't count. And if you've read Sue Waters' post on this you'll know that that is a bad idea anyway.
As I was going through the list of options there was one that I had tried; Flock's blog editor. I wasn't crazy about it as it lost all of the formatting when it uploaded to edublogs; though maybe I needed to tweek some settings.
Anyway, as I was going through the list and trying to decide which other blog editor I'd like to try, it occured to me that Google Docs has a 'post to blog' feature. I like writing my posts in Google Docs, because that it where I do most of my writing. When I went to check out the 'post to blog' feature today I realized that when I tried in the past, I hadn't been able to get the setting right. When I looked at it today I realized that the blog URL I had put in was in the wrong format. Another post by Sue Waters helped me to figure it out. To post from Google Docs to Edublogs you use the following URL: http://YOURBLOGUSERNAME.edublogs.org/path/to/xmlrpc.php
So this is my test of posting from Google Docs. I know it won't add tags or categories, but I'm gonna give it a whirl. Where do you post your blogs from?
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