It took a few hours, but I finally converted almost all of my Hemingway site into The Hemingway Blog. It’s in MovableType now and I’m very pleased with the result. I still have to get the dozens (multiple dozens!) of essays on the author into some sort of bloggable format, but that’s just a bunch… Read more »
Posts Tagged: blogging
Ben has written a tutorial on adding weblogs.com XML-RPC PING functionality to your MovableType blog. Woo! What does this mean? It means that if you follow the steps in the tutorial, whenever you add an entry to your MovableType blog, MT will automatically ping weblogs.com to alert that you have updated.
I’ve created a “Last Updated” system in my MT network and, although I’m sure it can be done better, I thought I’d share. I have five separate MT blogs running now. On my main page (which will be converted to MT once the ability to import GreyMatter comments is part of MT) I wanted to… Read more »
I completed another of my web development tasks tonight. One of my sub-blogs, the good stuff is now a MovableType blog. The good stuff is the sidebar list of ten links. These are links that I want to bookmark for one reason or another, but about which I don’t feel like writing an entire blog… Read more »
I found an excellent Introduction to XML tutorial at WebMonkey. The new features included in MovableType have allowed me to easily create XML versions of my blogs. So what? Who needs ‘em? Read the article at WebMonkey and you’ll see why this is cool.
I made a hunka buncha changes to the Song of the Moment MT templates. The comments are now in pop-up windows, which is great because I only wanted to archive monthly instead of individually. I relied heavily on information from Mena’s post about in-line vs. pop-up comment systems.
I receive many messages similar to this one: so what if I want to set up a blog and play with it for a bit before I publish it to the world? How would you recommend I go about that? Do I need my own domain and hosting service first? Here’s what I can tell… Read more »
The extended text of this entry contains my Individual Archive template. Cool if you want to know how I got those buttons in there. Is it obvious that the icons are the permalinks? I wonder if I need to make it more clear …Look here for the Main Index template. My css directory is open… Read more »
So if you want to create your own blog, you have several different options now. I’ve used and can recommend Blogger, GreyMatter, and MovableType. BigBlogTool and
I really hope you read this one. He got fired for writing it. He’s probably going to get a few million hits on his web counter – it’s already been linked on me-fi and elsewhere. And it deserves to be. If you read it and don’t get it, consider yourself lucky.