27.11.12

The new Fashion Blogging: Markdown + Dropbox

A new blogging style is surfacing at internet.

A new fashion that combine Hosting engine + Markdown style documents + Dropbox cloud storage.

You can tell it's not new, probably you are right.

But only because, a lot of people were using Markdown as their document format for blogging to Wordpress, Blogger, Octopus, LiveJournal and many more.

They key here, is that, those people was doing in the hard way:

They were converting their Markdown documents to HTML for pasting into traditional blogging system.

Actual system:

1) Write your plain text document with Markdown style

2) Render to HTML

3) Paste into Wordpress,Blogger,etc

for updates run step 1)
--- you got a draft

4) Publish

What about a backup of my posts ?

 It varies depending on the services, but one thing is shared : the format is not "standard", so, for :

Moving from WordPress to Blogger ?

You will need to use some tool that recognize those formats to be able to migrate data.

The blog will be self-hosted? Will be on a hosting provider ? I will have access to my data ? Will i be able to use my favorite text editor like Sublime Text for easy blogging ? My followers will be able to read me, outside my blog ? What about if i want to move to another blogging system? I will be able to migrate all my posts ?


See the problem ?

But we are lucky because a new fashion that combine Hosting engine + Markdown style documents + Dropbox cloud storage is surfacing at internet.

How it works ?

1) Write your plain text document with Markdown style and save in your Dropbox folder X for automatic synchronization

for updates run step 1)

-- you got a draft

2) Publish


And that's all.

You don't need to render to html for pasting.

You just write in simple plain text, and that will be your format, no more posts on inaccessible databases, no rare format for storing posts.  No more tools for rendering to HTML, no more limited possibilities for your posts.

Your posts are in plain text and you own your data!

Need more? Just give a try to the new fashion xD

Check:

http://scriptogr.am and my example :D  http://scriptogr.am/yeradis
http://calepin.co/

There are alternatives available, but use Google xD 













 
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