Friday, August 8, 2008

Blogger Blog Tip: Use Gmail To Submit Posts and Save Time

Gmail has may praises and also its share of criticisms.  I'm a Yahoo Mail guy since way back and I use gmail only sparingly.  So what's to like about Gmail for me then?

Google's mail editor is almost like a simple word processor.  It is much more robust than Blogger as an editor.  When formatting issues started cropping up, we started using Gmail as a replacement.  So, what is Onxo talking about using Gmail to post to Onxo?

Basically, Onxo is using a feature reserved for mobile devices.  Register a gmail account with the blogger account by enabling mobile blogger will automatically post any e-mail as a blog when the receiver is "". 

Obviously, you'll need a blogger account.  You can use your gmail username.  When you are at the Dashboard of Blogger, you should see OTHER STUFF at the bottom portion of the Dashboard page.  After you've scrolled down to the page, you will see Mobile Devices.  Click on the "Learn how to start mobile blogging" and you'll be taken to a page where you are provided with instructions on how to do it.

Blogger provides the option to send entries through text messages or e-mails.  After setting it up, you're are good to go for mobile blogging.  I've tried e-mail a couple of times with the iPhone when there is no need to create URL links or any formatting.

But I'm talking about using Gmail's editor to submit entry.  If you're experiencing problems with Blogger editor, Gmail is your answer.  It'll save you a lot of time and avoid formattting problems.

Note:  Tagging will need to be added through Blogger's editor.  And another thing.  Once you've sent the e-mail to blogger, it will not automatically be linked to to your blog.  At the Mobile Device page, you will need to link your e-mail to your blog.  If you have questions, please let me know and I'll do what I can to help you.

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