Droplog - Blogracer on Dropbox

2011-08-14

Here is a short outline of how a files blogging system could be described, from a user's point of view. Imagine this text to be the introduction on the blogsoftware's website.

Say it in plain text. Online.

Blog your text files.
Dropbox stored. Markdown flavoured. Blogracer driven.

Why?

  • Simplicity. Edit your files on your device, save and you're done.
  • No logins. No passwords to remember. Woop!
  • Sharing. Need someone else to edit pages? Share the folder with them.
  • Backup. Everything is synced between your devices, Dropbox and Blogracer. It's safe.
  • Writing offline. It's published once you go online.

Start:
Share a dropbox folder with share@droplog.org
- and you're done. Your .txt-files will be shown at
droplog.org/Your-Folder-Name

Enrich:
If you want, you can enrich your texts with:

  • Title: just use the first line for it.
  • Date: if you don't want the date of the to be the date, write the date formatted in YYYY-MM-DD into a separate line before the text.
  • Tags: want to use some tags? write them into a separate line, comma-separated, starting with "Tags: ".
  • Teaser Image: want to have a teaser image for this article? write the image filename into a separate line, starting with "Teaser: " (e.g. "Teaser: outdoors.jpg") make sure there is a space between your text and these enrichments.

Organize Posts:
Manage your files/blogposts how ever you like. Put them into subfolders. Name them as you wish. Naming only with Letters, Numbers and "-", "_" would be best, though.

Write Drafts:
Start a text file with an underscore, and it won't be shown online. E.g. "_my-new-life.txt".

Post via E-Mail:
You can email your texts as well. Just write the blog post and send it to post@droplog.org. It will be stored in your dropbox folder as well.

Questions?
Browse the FAQ.
Not found what you searched? Send an email to konstantin@droplog.org

Credits
Created by Konstantin Weiss

(cc-by-sa) since 2005 by Konstantin Weiss.