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Re: Blog clients and the new Blogger Atom API

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:40:07 +0200, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use various blog posting clients with a new Blogger blog.
> I've tried BloGTK and Drivel, and they have ca't connect to Blogger. A
> little (a lot) of Googling shows me that the new API has broken old
> clients, but I'm unable to figure out if there's a workaround, or an
> alternative solution. Is anyone using a linux client successfully with
> the new Blogger? Is there another free blog hosting site you'd
> recommend? (I may try Wordpress.com.)
> Celejar

I've had my own wordpress.org blog until that system went south.  Then I
moved over to wordpress.com.  I would strongly recommend wordpress.com
for a few reasons.  I had almost 2 years of blogposts and they placed
them into my account cheerfully.  I could not do it myself due to me
only keeping mysql backups.  But you asked about blog clients.  I've
tried a few:

performancing - this is a firefox addon which works very nicely here
with wordpress.com.

drivel - drivel is nice but I cannot seem to make it post with more than
one category selected.

jblogeditor - you need java installed but it works very nicely on
wordpress blogs

bleezer - you need java for this one too; but I really like it a lot.
Its being actively developed so you may find things which work and
others which don't; but its a pretty nice blog client all in all.

blogtk - this one seems frozen in time at the 1.1 release or so.  I gave
up on it after a year of no updates.

You may find that performancing works with the new blogger.  It gets
updated quite often; but if I had my choices, I'd change over to

At a purely personal level, we need to have better offline blog clients
that compare with some of the windows ones like blogjet or wbloggar or

Take care.

Michael Perry | Do or do not. There is no try --Master Yoda
mperry@lnxpowered.org | http://mikesplace.wordpress.com

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