title: What is the Simplest Way to Post
date: 2015-03-11

A Simple Workflow for Blogs

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I have been trying several implementations of writing blog like posts and post them to online sites. The workflow might go like this:
1. Write entirely online and post them there.
2. Or, write on a software such as Scrivener and post the content directly as markdown formatted document with neat features

Two great solutions entirely online and works very well are:

  1. This, Draft. Elegant solution, syncs great with many services and works great. Particularly with svtle and ghost hosting, it works like a charm. Downside? it is not as flexible although it has an offline option. Entirely browser based although I do not mind. Draft cannot read files that end with extensions “.md”, they have to be text files. Eventually I discarded draft as it did not play well with some other clients. Plus one cannot use scalable vector diagrams with this.
  2. Stackedit. – Superb service, again, browser based and works with a lot of services such as blogger/wordpress. Will not work with ghost hosting. Can read and write files from other services including markdown formatted documents.

Comparing between these two formats, I think my vote will go to stackedit.io as this one has better integration with the cloud based solutions although draft has better blog based integration, including ftp based integration, though not necessarily with dropbox.

Then there are dropbox based solutions which I mighty like. Can work from anywhere. For instance, this document can be conveniently pushed to a dropbox folder from either a web service such as Stackedit.io or this one, Drafts and then published when I visit the site. The best such option in my view is Scriptogr.am. Terrific site, just push and then visit the site and add the document. The only thing with this site is its requirement for a header document (see above). So, while it is easy to push to the site from anywhere (just drop it to a dropbox folder), publishing is not that hassle free, as you will have to visit at least once.


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