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I've just created a quick and dirty blogging client - using the metawebblog api. None of the existing clients I tried had the features I want (posting to multiple blogs at once and auto-emailing copies of the post to specified addresses). To create the client, I just use an HTTP component to send metaWeblog.newPost XMLRPC to each of x selected blogs. Then I use an HTMLMailer component to email a copy to myself for secondary archival.

UPDATE:

I posted a link to my app here: http://geekswithblogs.net/lance/archive/2005/06/10/42911.aspx, with the disclaimer that when I said "quick and dirty", I meant "quick and dirty". There are some more production-quality apps available such as Blogjet and w.Bloggar, but they just didn't do it for me. Other people rave about them. Don't get me wrong, they're great apps - they just didn't have the small features I want. I don't need the pretty word processor.

Since I posted this app, I've made a few changes like drag and drop link and image support, so I'll have to post that update as well. Maybe I should just go ahead and release a competitor to BlogJet?

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2005 12:56 PM Programming , Software | Back to top


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