Blogger plugin

Testing GAIM’s Blogger plugin. Not quiiiite sure how it’s meant to work.

Edit: Well, that’s certainly bizarre. LiveJournal implements the Blogger API (at, if you’ve got a Blogger client handy), and I found a GAIM plugin for Blogger. I sort of expected a “blog this” context menu, but no, it implements Blogger as an IM protocol. Your friends list appears in your buddy list in GAIM, and if you “send an IM” to your own blogger-user, it shows up as a post. The analogy is a bit strained to say the least.

What I want is a way to highlight a URL or a bunch of text and go ‘post this!’ and have it show up in Logjam or Drivel. I guess I’ll settle with cut and paste, because this Blogger plugin is bizarre.

5 responses to “Blogger plugin”

  1. Ask Crschmidt about his noets setup — it does exactly that, and it can be only for his use or an entire group of people to use, depending on how he sets the permissions.

  2. Kind of – I don’t just copy paste text, but I use it to edit via IRC. sbp documented noets, which kind of gives you a general idea of how it works.

    Basically, blogbot acts as a gateway to a posting interface: you message the bot, it stores the data you send, then you tell it “post this”.

    noets is where the posts go to.

  3. I know this doesn’t help you, but NetNewsWire (a non-free Mac RSS aggregator) will let you select text in a post, and hit an equivilant button to “post it”, opening up a posting interface where you can set a subject and add your own text to the post (which is blockquoted and attributed), then post it via the blogger protocol.