I love my blogging software (WordPress), it’s the best of the breed but it still doesn’t make for an easy blogging experience. Notwithstanding a decent online HTML editor; I am forced to use an extraneous editor to spell check my post, email it around so that I can have my friends preview it or just edit it myself from home and office etc. All of which is very painful and part-n-parcel of any blogging software you might be using.
In comes Writely, a good quality on line HTML/Word editor with support for collaboration, access control, version control, and implementation of standard XML-RPC calls to publish posts to a blog with a single click. Beautiful, kudos Google and the Writely team. I see this going far and even though enterprises would hate it (nobody likes to have their sensitive data stored on line), people are people and they are going to use it because it’s easy. Yahoo! groups and Yahoo! Messenger might sound like ordinary software, but I have seen them used at the highest echelons of management even in big corporations. Check out writely
Here’s my tip for Eric Schmidt; launch another version of the Google Appliance Server loaded with goodies such as GMail, GCal, Writely, Search etc and let the enterprises deploy and secure it as they see fit. Sure Microsoft and other vendors have tools that do similar thing’s and arguably better, but there is that lure of http and the browser that’s irresistible. Advertisements are not the only way to monetize this stuff.
Obvious Conclusiuons: I am holding on to my Google stock and this post was edited on Writely!!
1) The image did not transfer correctly, the url was obviously wrong it was: “http://www.zuberon.com/File.aspx?id=ddgfkvgg_1ct4g2z”, perhaps it is a minor bug and a URL like “http://www.writely.com/File.aspx?id=ddgfkvgg_1ct4g2z” would work. Which would be very cool.
2) The title of the post was lost, I suspect that is the nature of the MovableType API supported by WordPress or due to my settings.
In any case I can live with these minor inconveniences for now.