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Does this software/web service exist?

I'm starting a blog, and I have this hunch that perhaps a service or program exists out there that allows you to: 1) Write, format, and save blog posts, as well as mark them as "ready" to publish, and 2) Automate publishing those ready posts chronologically onto your blog at a fixed rate or alternatively by selecting a publishing date and time for every post marked as ready. The theory being, I could write as many posts as I want on a given day, but schedule and automate their publishing. Does this sort of thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Taft on Jun 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Show and accept edits in WordPress posts?

So I've Googled and checked out the WordPress support forums about this, but I'm not finding what I want. Is there any plugin that allows WordPress to have a function like Track Changes in Word? I'm talking about within a post -- so if I made edits (punctuation, changing words, whatever) in a certain post, someone else could see them and also accept or reject them. Just viewing the "Revisions" in WP isn't cutting it.
posted by trillian on Apr 25, 2014 - 3 answers

You have a Blog or Comic. What is your workflow?

I have two webcomics and a few assorted other sites, so I am interested in hearing from anyone who regularly updates a site they own/run. Tell me how often you update. Tell me how you file away ideas, develop ideas, whatever. Tell me what kind of site it is. Etc. What works for you? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Mar 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Does simultaneous blogging to multiple outlets help to build audience?

I once had a decent online audience for my regular writing habit, but sort of lost steam with a career change that monopolized my attention and energy. With an unexpected change in fortunes, I've been trying to reconnect, but one of my outlets is gone, another is moribund, and the scene is now more spread out and complicated. I've been posting simultaneous content to a number of outlets, but I'm wondering if that's wiser than just picking one and focusing entirely on that one, because of the widely differing reading habits people have now. [more inside]
posted by sonascope on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me name the things I have made

MeFites, you did such a good job of coming up with a name for the last blog I launched that I'm back again asking you to help me name the next blog I want to kickstart soonish. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 2, 2013 - 11 answers

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Amazing ideas for writing a Cat blog (from perspective of cat)???

A friend of mine would like to start a cat blog (maybe with social media add-ons - Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc.) which would center around pretending to be her pet cat writing the blog. Beyond this , what would be some fun things for the blog to specialize in? This is just for fun (neither she nor the cat is not seeking fame and fortune through this project; it might be for a public audience though). She turned to me for suggestions but I'm tapped out. What do you guys think? Not too time-consuming or complicated, ideally. Something she could do tens of thousands of times without getting bored (I am trying to quietly encourage my friend's transition into full-blown Cat Lady status, so please help.)
posted by zresearch on Aug 29, 2013 - 16 answers

The best camera is the one you have with you... unless it's an iPhone

I'm ready to up my photography game. I live in a gorgeous place with lots of interesting things to photograph-- wildlife, birds, water and mountains, abandoned infrastructure-- and my iPhone 4 can't produce pictures that are rich or detailed enough to do it all justice (or blow up for prints, or be good blog fodder). However, I'm not interested in a DSLR because I know I'm unlikely to actually have it with me when opportunities present themselves, and at this point I'm not really technically proficient enough to justify the cost. What point and shoot models should I consider? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Jun 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Preparing to launch! Hosting advice & projects.mefi advice sought

My new website is nearly ready to launch and I need (1) advice about improving performance via webhost features/alternatives and (2) advice about how to build a good post on projects.metafilter.com where I'll be seeking feedback. [more inside]
posted by christopherious on May 4, 2013 - 6 answers

What should I call my new space blog?

If all goes well, I'll be writing a bi-weekly blog about spaceflight and astronomy, with a particular emphasis on manned and unmanned spacecraft -- what's up on the ISS, what satellites will be launching soon and what they'll do, what interesting discoveries ongoing missions have made, that sort of thing. But I have NO IDEA at all what I should call it. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Feb 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Travel blogging with the iPad

I'm about to embark on a 5 1/2 month gig playing on a cruise ship in Europe and The Caribbean, and I would love to regularly publish a blog for my friends and family to follow my journey. Level of difficulty: iPad only. [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Aug 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Blogging software, one entry per line

I need suggestions for blogging software that will display one and only one line per entry [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Do they really want to advertise on my blog?

I received an email the other day from someone who claims they have a client who wants to advertise on my blog, which I only started a couple of months ago. I can't tell if it's legit, and I'm wondering how best to find out. I don't have any advertising on my blog, nor do I have any mentions of seeking advertisers. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Oct 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Audio Blogs; do they exist?

Hello Mefi, I've recently discovered SoundCloud (!!!1) and its mobile application. Since, I'm trying to figure out a way to make use of it for a blogging platform. Say, random street-reports, or such. Do you know any Audio Blogs that don't deal with music, but with verbal audio bits? Reporting of some sort? Thanks!
posted by lipsum on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How to ethically blog from inside the ivory tower

Professors, journalistis, writers, lend me your brain: is it ethically okay for me to professionally blog about my grad school program? [more inside]
posted by smirkette on Aug 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Name my feminist tv blog!

What should I call my feminist TV blog? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Aug 9, 2011 - 38 answers

Paying it Forward

How to Reward my Facebook Page followers? [more inside]
posted by Paleoindian on Jul 16, 2011 - 6 answers

This blog be yankin'

This "dissertation writing services" site has reposted a lengthy dissertation-related blog post of mine in its entirety (original post by me). What can I do? [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Jul 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Save vs. Plagiarism.

Plagiarism! I wrote some articles on my blog, now the ideas are being sold in a book - using specific terms and techniques that make it unmistakable about source or parallel development. No one else has rights to these articles, and no one notified or asked me for permission. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by yeloson on Apr 2, 2011 - 35 answers

Script kiddie, cron job, or 'there's an app for that'?

After three years of Blogspot and Flickr, I'm finally moving to my very own unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth servers. (Yes, I know that's not really unlimited, but that's not going to be a problem). The problem is that said photos are on blogspot and flickr, and there's 1,000+ posts with perhaps 5,000 photos. Tell me there's an automated way / script to bring everything under one roof...? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

If you like Metafilter you might enjoy Reddit.

Are there any sites that will recommend blogs based on ones that you already like? I've seen this done for music, movies and books but I'd love one that told me, "If you like Mimi Smartypants you might like x, y or z"
posted by Bonzai on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Blogging from the wrong side of the Dunning-Kruger Effect

I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it. [more inside]
posted by TheFlak on Oct 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Which free blogging service is right for me?

Considering starting a personal, moderately-multimedia blog. Leaning towards Blogger... but I have questions and concerns. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Sep 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me hide my posts on Tumblr

Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Is LJ a Blog Service?

Are Livejournals blogs? Is Livejournal a blogging service? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Jul 21, 2010 - 17 answers

What white/orange/blue blogging site did I use in 2002?

Help me find this blogging website from circa 2002! It had a white/orange/blue minimalist layout and few members. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Jun 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Blogging an "Under wraps"

Ideas -- pros and cons -- for turning a book-turned-teleplay project into a blog. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jun 9, 2010 - 1 answer

It has to give me a pony ride too!

I'm looking for a completely minimal blog/cms/wordpress skin. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 30, 2010 - 15 answers

To Blog and More

How best to blog and create a book promoting website? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Building a web presence for radio projects

How do I make a website for my radio documentaries + other audio experiments that is a little more stylish and sound-friendly than the average blog? Oh, and maybe encourages me to keep at my hobby. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

What is the best free blogging site?

What is the best free blogging site? [more inside]
posted by wwartorff on Jan 28, 2010 - 23 answers

Romance!

I've got some questions about romance novel blogs. Are there good ones that focus on historical romances, or that look at romances from a feminist perspective? What about blogs that are just plain good (on books or otherwise), and whose writers happen to write about romances from time to time? Are there any bloggers who write about romances and about other kinds of books as well? I'm trying to get a handle on this particular corner of the web, and would appreciate any insight. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

vox clamantis in deserto

How the hell do I export a Vox blog to Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Nov 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Does anyone recognize this WordPress plugin? Or know how to effectively the pingbacks it spawns?

My blog is getting bombarded by a new kind of pingback spam. The pingbacks are produced by a WordPress plugin that appears to mine the web for links related to blog content, which then triggers a pingback notification. Can anyone help me identify the plugin, so I can possibly work to block the pingbacks? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Is including a movie poster image in a blog legal?

Question about copyright of DVD/CD cover images, and movie images/posters, and posting them on a blog. [more inside]
posted by t-rex on Aug 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Delicious Export

Trying to move all my old del.icio.us bookmarks to a Movable Type blog [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Aug 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Who has been blogging longer than I?

BlogFilter: Is there a reliable directory of blogs? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jul 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Is webring technology stuck in 1998?

I'm thinking of starting a webring, but the concept feels very 1998. Is there such a thing as Webring 2.0? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Jul 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Am I offering a fair wage to freelance bloggers?

How much do I pay a freelance blogger? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on May 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Making preparations now to make it easier later

What free blogging service will let me eventually and easily move over to a domain of my own in the future? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Fill my room with the wonderful sound of tweets

What are some awesome Twitter feeds - cool people or information I need to know? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Nov 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Personality-Based Design/Arts/Fashion Blogging - new trend?

Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet, Queen Gilda, Doe Deere, This is Star, and Agent Lover? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 20, 2008 - 8 answers

MY EYES MY EYES - help me avoid the WordPress interface and still post to my blog.

I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 18, 2008 - 11 answers

A world made by hand, or a proprietary solution?

Blogging software vs. roll-your-own? [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Jun 4, 2008 - 19 answers

Blogger without a blog service

Is there a blog service that has all the features I need? I've tried Blogger, Livejournal, and Wordpress.com, but none of them seems like quite the ticket. See inside for the 3 features I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by jejune on Apr 16, 2008 - 32 answers

Blogging from the future - forcing wordpress to show future dates

How can I get wordpress to show a post as though it had been published in the future? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

I want those entries gone!

I deleted every single entry from my blog so that I can start fresh. But all the old entries are showing up in RSS and Atom feeds. How can I make those go away too? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

What the hell is up with Diaryland?

For the past few months, Diaryland, the site where I host my online journal, has been having some strange errors. Requests for technical help have gone unanswered. I'm getting worried that the site has been abandoned. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 28, 2005 - 4 answers

WordPress plugins?

WordPress users: What plugins have you found useful? My wife and I are both new WordPress users, after an arduous battle to wrest our previous entries from Blogger's paws. I'd like to extend the functionality of our sites, but the number of plugins available is a little daunting. What plugins do you use?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 22, 2005 - 8 answers

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