While I was solving my issues with blog posts using iPhone, I just realized that I had also solved my second issue: Writing blog posts using Mac OS X!
Until now I have created all my blog entries using Microsoft Live Writer, which is running in Windows 7 VMWare image.
But now by using this same solution I use for my iPhone, I post these blog entries using same method.
Solution that I created is very simple:
- Create blog body text and save it as Microsoft Word file
- Send this file as an attachment via e-mail to my blog e-mail account. Blog title is actually coming from e-mail Subject line
- My blog e-mail service receives e-mail, converts it into htm –file and posts new blog entry using metaweblog –api
I still need to see how well all the formatting is going through, but so far everything looks good.
And I’m no longer tied to fast network connection as I just create the post entry into e-mail and once I just get that sent out rest is handled in datacenters which have much faster network connections. I have had some issues especially when posting images when I have been behind slow network connections, but e-mail has always worked just fine.
Happy blogging again!