Aug 022008
 

I’m trying to simplify my blogging so I can spend more time writing instead of logging in, surfing around, navigating the blogging site, copying and pasting all over the place, clicking here, there, and everywhere, never mind waiting for blogger or WordPress to login. In the past, I’d tried ScribeFire umpteen times on my own personal blog, but it was more of a pain than it was worth. But finally ScribeFire has updated itself sufficiently to work seamlessly, for me anyway. Not only was I able to attach my own blog easily, but writing a post is a breeze. It’s intuitive — at last! — and being able to add URL links is so much easier and faster.

Having successfully used it with my own blog, I wanted to add Toronto Metblogs to it. Ha! Took me a few kicks at the can to figure out I had to manually configure the sucker and follow this format when inputting the posting URL: http://example.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php. Phew! The login took at last and gave me the courage to try it out with the blog on my writing website. The website differs from my personal blog and Metblogs because it’s not first and foremost a blog. However, except for a strange error message that pops up when clicking “Publish” or when clicking on the editing window, it seems to work just fine. It’s already made blogging about writing-related issues a lot easier. Yay!

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