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Go Offline to Avoid Blog Timeouts

Christine Herron writes that Typepad Timeouts Are Ugly.  Scenario: you’ve just finished writing an absolutely brilliant post, and the server connection to your online blogging tool goes down.  You click save, and lose your work.  It’s not just Typepad, it’s all online blogging tools — count my favorite, WordPress, amongst the guilty.

Fortunately, there is help on the horizon in the form of next generation offline blogging tools.  I’ve used Qumana (available now) and also used the Publish to Blog feature in Word 2007 (available next year).  Both are promsing tools, and can really help you use offline time productively. There’s something to be said for being able to compose a post from the seat of an airplane, and then punch the publish button when you land. 

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  • PhoneBoy July 13, 2006, 11:04 am

    This is why I use Performancing. It's built into my browser and doesn't time out.

  • irwin lazar July 13, 2006, 11:17 am

    I've used Ecto for a while now, which lets me keep my blog posts off line and saved me any hassle from TypePad's downtime yesterday.

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