Monday, February 26, 2007

Google Docs as my blogging editor

I've been using Google Docs for the better part of a week now for writing posts for the new blog site. Where it is has been incredibly handy, it has two glaring failures. First, tagging within Google Docs happens outside of the "publishing" process so the tags never make it to the blog. That requires my having to go into the Blogger editor to enter tags which makes publishing a two step process. That's not good. The other place that Google Docs lets me down is that titles from Google Docs don't come over as titles into the blog. So that means the titles aren't linked on the blog, and there is no permalink unless you look way down the right panel to the archive. I've been putting off going in and fixing these by hand but I know I need to do it sooner rather than later. The job isn't getting any smaller as I wait.

That said, I'm going to give ecto a test drive. Perhaps I'll be back to Google Docs, but it's failed the test of being "all the tool I'll ever need". I have high expectations.

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