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Re: [O] Minimal overhead Org-mode blogging system

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [O] Minimal overhead Org-mode blogging system
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:11:23 -0700
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Puneeth Chaganti <address@hidden> writes:

> On 12/4/11, Karl Voit <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I got a nice idea on how a very easy to use Org-mode blog system
>> should look like.
>> Currently, I am using Serendipidy with web-based editor to write
>> HTML. Org-mode enabled me to write blog entries and export it to
>> HTML. Then I paste the HTML and have to modify minor things (images,
>> ...) a bit. I guess the time from finishing the Org-mode entry to
>> the final blog entry is approximately ten to twenty minutes.
>> Overall, I do not want to do this process when I just want to
>> quickly write a view paragraphs within a couple of minutes. I need
>> a workflow with much less annoying overhead.
>> Therefore I sat down and thought about a workflow that should be
>> enough for writing simple weblog entries:
>>   - create an Org-mode heading (anywhere!)
>>   - make sure that there is an (uniq) :ID: property
>>   - add the tag :blog: to heading
>>   - <write content, subheadings, ...>
>>   - change state of top-heading to DONE
>>     - this enables blog entries «in the queue»
>>   - (manually) invoke generation-script
>> This enables me quick blogging with a list of advantages:
>>   - a blog entry can be located anywhere in all of my Orgmode files
>>   - no extra formatting steps
>>   - very small (almost non-existent) overhead to create a blog entry
>>   - no duplicate information
>>     - updates only in Orgmode, not HTML or any in-between format
>>   - static (fast) pages
>>   - self-hosting without any fancy services behind like RDBS
> I have a system, that does most of what you are looking for.
> https://github.com/punchagan/blog-files
> Though it seems to be a little more complicated than it needs to be,
> it works for me and I haven't had the time and motivation to simplify
> it.

It would be great to collect these links on the relevant Worg page [1].
As this topic seems to re-surface every couple of months.  Perhaps from
there we could begin to build consensus on what features would be most
desirable for any potential future Org-mode blogging extension.


[1]  http://orgmode.org/worg/org-blog-wiki.html

Eric Schulte

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