Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm using BloGTK Editor 2.0 for blogging

As the GNOME-blog applet was faulty in showing the blog post titles, I searched for an alternative tool.. And this search ended up in the BloGTK 2.0 editor.. The official Ubuntu repositories, still have the BloGTK version 1.2, which I couldn't setup for my blogger.com account, i thensearched for its newer version. The 2.0 version can autodetect the settings for your blog once you enter the URL of your blog, and the service(blogger, livejournal,etc..) used. Hence, the account setup was a cakewalk...
Added to that BloGTK has the feature to show your old blog posts, edit it, re post it,etc... All this from your desktop itself... Isn't it cool?

You can get the BloGTK 2.0 in your Ubuntu OS, by adding its PPA from-
BloGTK PPA in Launchpad

Please make sure that you're choosing the correct version of your Ubuntu........

I'm now using the gnome-blog applet to post in this blog

I just found out the Gnome applet called "gnome-blog 0.9.1". Its the GNOME web-blogging applet.. It has a very simple interface... The drawback is that the only other options we get are "Bold", "Italic" text stylizing and adding links.... Anyways I feel that posting to your blog directly from the desktop is quite an useful feature, as we can avoid a hell lot many mouse-clicks, and page visits....

It can intearct with the popular blogging sites such as blogger.com, livejournal.com,etc...

Adding the title feature does not seem to work.. The title is found along with the blog content.... We just have to put up the title manually... Still you may find this tool useful...