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When you’re a web worker, time is money.  Here at Web Worker Daily, we’re all about helping you efficiently use your time. In order to have some of the Word Processor features in my blog editor, I often compose my blog posts in Google Docs, then […]

When you’re a web worker, time is money.  Here at Web Worker Daily, we’re all about helping you efficiently use your time.

In order to have some of the Word Processor features in my blog editor, I often compose my blog posts in Google Docs, then paste them into my blogging software.  Well as bavatuesdays has pointed out, Google Documents now features the ability to post directly to your blog software.

To use this quietly rolled out feature, type in your Google Doc as you normally would and hit the “Publish” button.  One of the options is to post to your blog.  You’re presented with the following screen:

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As you can see, the window asks for your blog type, username, password, and blog name.  The support a large number of blog engines including WordPress, Blogger, Moveable Type, and more.

Once you’ve set up your blog information, you can easily post the Google Doc to your blog.  In my testing, the result was plain looking posts that appear just as they do inside Google Documents.

  1. [...] a walk through on how to use Google Docs to write and post articles to your blog site. In fact, I used it to help me write this post. Quite [...]

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  2. I use this useful feature too. But, ironically, Google Docs does not post the title to Blogger.

    You need to log into blogger.com after posting and correct. Every. Time.

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  3. This is an old hack and of course you need to put the title separately.But now MS WORD2007 has capability of publishing post to blogger with an option of adding title.Read the full story on
    http://techno-globe.blogspot.com/2008/01/create-and-publish-your-blog-posts-from.html

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  4. [...] Post to Your Blog Directly From Google Docs (Jason Harris) [...]

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  6. [...] 18th, 2008 (9:20am) Jason Harris No Comments Shortly after posting a recent article about Google Documents, I was emailed by a directory in the Google Documents team [...]

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    Phone Search

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  8. I just used to publish my last two posts on my blog, but I see one major problem.
    I can’t see a way of adding tags into it.

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  9. [...] I was exited when i figured out that i could use email to post blog on my WP blog using posterous. Though i could have used email to post on WP from it’s own setting but i noticed that it was too complicated and there weren’t all features available like a rich text editor could provide. As an example, you can’t use inline image and you always have to use plain text if you post via email from WP’s email settings. That sucks! But why i was so interested to use email instead of WP’s own editor? Well, i just don’t like that editor and i feel more comfortable to use email or a desktop blog editor client. If i was a windows user i could use “Windows Live Writer” for sure. But linux doesn’t have that much good desktop blog editor client. Anyways, let’s come to the point…. So, why i’m not gonna use Posterous to post on WP blog anymore? First i thought maybe it just posts on my WP blog when i use it like #junalontherun@posterous.com but no, i was wrong. It posted on my posterous blog as well. I searched their help forum to get rid of this duplicate content but didn’t find any solution. So, i emailed to their help center and they replied immediately saying that posterous will always post the blog or whatever on it’s own site and i can’t remove it. What the hell?  Why i’m worried about this duplicate content? Well, i don’t want to destroy my own blog page rank for using a cool service. I searched google web master forums and tried to understand how Google Crowler actually handles duplicate contents. Interesting thing is, i found 100s posts related to duplicate content …seems like webmasters are really worried about it? But this post says ”There’s no such thing as a “duplicate content penalty. There are some penalties that are related to the idea of having the same content as another site—for example, if you’re scraping content from other sites and republishing it, or if you republish content without adding any additional value. These tactics are clearly outlined (and discouraged) in our webmaster guide“ So this is something discouraged by Google eh. and well, don’t forget duplicate content can make your readers confused specially when you are posting exact thing in 2 different locations. I just wanted to find an alternative of posterous email service and found this cool tool called “Thingamablog“,  I haven’t tried it yet but i believe it will meet lots of fetures that Windows Live Writer provides. But for me i found another solution What is that? Good docs! Screenshot is kinda self explanatory but still if you want to know more about it then have a look here  [...]

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