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Some ideas, they just need passion, not money to get going. I am typing this post in Performancing for Firefox, a cross platform blog text editor extension, that allows bloggers to type their blog posts within the browser. It opens a special window inside the browser, […]

Some ideas, they just need passion, not money to get going. I am typing this post in Performancing for Firefox, a cross platform blog text editor extension, that allows bloggers to type their blog posts within the browser.

It opens a special window inside the browser, allows you to quickly configure your blogging software, and within a few minutes gets you going. It is an elegant and efficient way of blogging, specially for those who don’t use Mac-version of Ecto (in my mind the best reason to switch to Mac.)

In fact, if I have to use a PC, then this will be my choice of blogging application. Performancing for Firefox is just the kind of simple, lightweight application I had imagined was possible when researching my story, Microsoft’s Worst Nightmare. In many ways, it is the same utility which is the center piece of blog-oriented browser made by Flock, a much hearlded start-up.

  1. The position of the ‘Performancing’ sub-menu in the context menu leaves a lot to be desired. Bad choice there.

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  2. I discovered this yesterday also. Very simple and useful extension. I agree with Jeff about the sub-menu placement.

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  3. om,
    you hit the nail right on the head with the comment about how performancing for firefox defuses flock’s hot feature. my biggest criticism of flock when it finally appeared was that “cool” features could easily be replicated by firefox or IE. i find it hard to understand why the VCs who pumped money into flock didn’t realize this issue.

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  4. [...] Came across this blog editor extension for Firefox over at gigaom . It was easy to setup the blogs, and get started editing, and this post was made from. [...]

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  5. I guess that’s why Paul Kedrosky, who also loves the performancing applet, says (in his own inimitable fashion) that Flock is F***ed :-)

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  6. [...] I have to admit though, the potshots at Flock are becoming a little … tiresome. [...]

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  7. [...] The reason for this particular round of naysaying is the launch of the impressive Performancing Firefox plugin that allows extremely easy blogging, from Firefox, for WordPress, MovableType or Blogger. Performancing is getting extremely good reviews from top bloggers like Paul Kedrosky, Om Malik and Steve Rubel. [...]

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  8. Performancing for Flock

    Thanks to David Dunn and his Flockd (and bigger thanks to Performancing LLC for a sane implimentation) I am writing this post from Performancing in a Flock developers’ continuous build from today. These…

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  9. [...] You need to provide the login details for each of your blogs but can post to most platforms including Typepad, Blogger and WordPress. The extension will even download your blog categories. Om Malik thinks it’s ‘awesome’ and Neville Hobson thinks it’s very impressive while noting its absence of a ping service, the ability to add trackbacks to a post and an error in publishing the categories he’d selected. No doubt these can be added and resolved in due course. [...]

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  10. Om,

    I couldn’t agree more. As a PC user, this is something I’ve been waiting for and, having give it a test run last night and today, am loving my initial experience.

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