Wednesday, November 07, 2007

One Lamentable Mail-To-Blogger Weakness

Some bloggers, frustrated over the painfully limited design of the Post Editor and un helpful features like AutoSave, have skipped using the Post Editor entirely. They are simply composing their posts in a text editor, and emailing the content.

An interesting workaround, and like many workarounds, it has its good and its bad points.
  • The Good.
    • No AutoSave to slow you down.
    • No more tiny Post Editor window to deal with.
    • Composure of posts in the full featured text editor of your choice.
  • The Bad.


If you're going to create a number of posts, the Edit Posts menu will let you apply labels, to existing posts, without using the Post Editor. If multiple posts have the same label applicable, you can add a label to multiple posts simultaneously. You'll only have to type each label once. That should save a small amount of time.

But you will have to use the Blogger interface, in some way, to add labels. You can't avoid use of both the Edit Posts menu, and the Post Editor, completely.

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1 comment:

Robert van de Walle said...

Blogger's Autosave hurts me!

I've learned that editing an already published post lets me type at my normal speed, though. So I've started writing one sentence, publishing, and then going back and editing.

I hope they solve this someday!