A good app is hard to find …
Why is it so hard to find the perfect blogging utility? :p I’m currently writing for another blogging site and so, my blogging requirements have gone beyond simply typing out text and publishing it Blog does all that pretty well but Blog doesn’t handle draft publishing or uploading of images via the MetaWeblog API (instead of through FTP) just yet. Since I was feeling rather lazy and didn’t want to spend another week coding these features in, I decided to see if I could find an alternative.
The new Word 2007 beta has some interesting blogging features and it works pretty well as a blogging tool on its own rights. But even there, the image support and category support is limited. Images are only uploaded via http (using FrontPage extensions I assume) or FTP and the FTP upload has issues since the image location sometimes gets messed up in the resulting links.
All I wanted was a simple WYSIWYG editor which would allow me to create an entry, add images to the entry and provide one-click publishing where I could either publish or save as draft and also have all of my linke images uploaded to the server automatically. Apparently, there is no such app as far as I can discover and my own software is the closest to what I want to find So I guess I’ll just have to sit down and hammer out more features into Blog and try to get it to the point where I want things to be … unless I find an alternative before then :p