Saturday, September 16, 2006
Writing With Writely
It seems that more than one blogger has recently had trouble losing a post or two. To prevent this, many of us write our posts in a word processor and then copy and paste it into Blogger. I have recently experimented a little more with Writely, the online word processor that I mentioned last month. One of its options is to post directly to Blogger. It seems to work pretty well, even carrying formatting such as italics and font changes with it. The one problem with direct posting is that it doesn't port the title over to Blogger (strange since both are Google products -- but Writely wasn't initially developed by Google -- but neither was Blogger for that matter) The other minor problem to me is that I often use en dashes and/or em dashes ( – and — ) which won't post directly. I have to copy and paste that code or enter it myself. But that even happens within Blogger if I happen to switch from the Edit Html View to Code View; I find that ever so annoying.
Caveats aside. I find Writely to be a pretty attractive choice for creating and posting blogs ... as I have just done.
(As with most Google offerings [God bless Google], Writely is free.)