Blog Posting With w.bloggar

What's a .post file when it's at home, I bet you're wondering. Well, it's to do with blogging, so, if you're not one of the new breed of Domino bloggers, you might as well stop reading now.

Post files are associated with w.bloggar, a client interface between you and your online blog. It's a nice little HTML editor that lets you post directly to your blog and includes such desirables as previewing and spell-checking.

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But surely as somebody who uses Domino to blog this is of no use without a suitable API. Well, yes and no. For the past few weeks I've been using it purely for the convenience of being able to draft blogs and preview them (anybody who's used the DomBlog template will appreciate what a difference this makes). However, I've since decided this isn't good enough and I've started work on DomBlog API v1.0. I can't promise it any time soon but it should be worth the wait.

When it's finished it means we can blog from a whole host of client applications. Not only w.bloggar. There's KungLog for the Mac and the weblog editor in NetNewsWire. I'm quite excited about it ;o)

Update: Just posted my first blog to a DomBlog DB from w.bloggar via the Blogger.com's XML-RPC API. Cool.


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    • Mike Hunt
    • Wed 4 Jun 2003 09:44

    The icon reads "Wednesdays Post 03/06/2003". How absurd. Neither 3rd June nor 6th March is a Wednesday!!! Think on.....

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    • Ferdy
    • Sun 6 Apr 2003 11:45

    Exciting stuff! Can't wait.

    Welcome back Jake ;)

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    • Jake
    • Sun 6 Apr 2003 14:36

    Ferdy - You will be the first of my beta testers and I shall be in touch in the next day or so...

    Mr Edmondson - Your Bart Simpson-esque homour doesn't imprees me.

  1. I can't wait to see the final version of this. Blogging via the blogger api will open up domino based blogging to a much bigger community.

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    • Jake
    • Tue 6 May 2003 02:27

    Declan I would love to agree, but I can't. Why would anybody who wasn't going to choose Domino choose it just because there was an API available? They wouldn't. Domino has nothing to offer that MovableType can't, in particular. And it ain't cheap. I have a MT installation I am playing with at Horrorbull - {Link} that costs me next to nothing.

    Consider blogger.com with their million users and their free service.

    I would be surprised if there were ever more than 100-200 Domino based bloggers. ..

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