Feb 13, 2012

Short Note on Blogging

SOME time ago I complained that there wasn’t any good, free blogging software on the Mac. Well, since then I’ve pruned my list of demands somewhat, and learned to settle for some typographical niceties like curly quotes (‘’, “”) and en-dashes (–).

And it turns out that the Mac’s built-in TextEdit editor does these nicely, with a little help from the system-wide Substitutions feature (in TextEdit’s main menu, click Edit > Substitutions > Show Substitutions, and check all the automatic substitutions offered there).

So now it’s just a matter of typing out my thoughts in TextEdit, which laods almost instantly; and dealing with the psychological baggage of navigating to the correct post page in Blogger comes later.

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