Saturday, May 03, 2014

New Post To Test A Desktop Blogging Tool.

Lets start with what a desktop blogging tool is.

Let sleeping cats lie.

This is a tool which you install on your computer so that you can write your blog posts without actually opening a browser.

Why would you want to do this?  There are many people who are accustomed to writing in some type of word processing software and are therefore more comfortable with using a program on their desktop than writing in the web browser.  I don’t actually care too much about this aspect of a desktop tool, I’m much more interested in the other side of these tools.

The other reason to use one of these is because you can have access to all your blogs through the same interface.  One tool to blog them all.

This means to me that I can write a post here on my Blogger blog, write another post for a WordPress blog and cross reference them right here on the desktop without having to flick backwards and forwards in my browser.

I can add images, format text and all those other things which you would expect to be able to do in a document.

I have had a play with about 6 or 7 today and none of them could connect with Blogger, despite all claiming to be able to.  This is MarsEdit, it’s a paid program and I am using the free trial for this post.  After all, connecting with Blogger is one thing, posting with a picture is possibly quite a different thing.

If this works I’ll probably pay them the money and use it extensively.

If you are reading this post on the Marketing Truths blog then it worked, I will not be posting this any other way.

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