Sad State of Blogging Software

Sad State of Blogging Software

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The state of blogging software is pretty sad.  I must be a harder problem than I can imagine (of course there are other explainations but I'll be gracious and go with that one for now.)

I started a entry, got distracted and posted another blog entry.  The next day, I came to my computer and noticed that I hadn't finished my original post so I finished it and posted it.  The blogging software then posted my entry BEFORE the previous one.  Apparently the software uses the datetime that you STARTED the entry (not the datetime you SUBMITTED) for ordering purposes.  As a result, a number of people come to the blog, see the "last entry" has not changed and then don't go reading through the rest of the entries to see if something new was inserted.  Silly readers. 

Anyway - apologizes for that boof-a-rama.  There is a post that I think is really worth reading at:

http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2006/12/29/use-copy-property-to-make-it-easier-to-write-read-and-review-scripts.aspx

Enjoy!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect
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  • So just that one little detail makes you say that all blogging software is in a 'pretty sad' state?

  • Windows Live Writer never makes THAT mistake...of course it does do other idiotic things.

  • > So just that one little detail makes you say that all blogging software is in a 'pretty sad' state?

    You'd have to call me persnickety if that were the case!  I didn't want to get into a rant about the software, I just wanted to apologize for the situation and direct people to the posting - I guess I should have choosen a better title.

    Additionally, I should have said "this blogging software", I'm sure that there is better software out there.  I have a long list of things I find sad about this software.  I'm unable to include images in our blog, I can only have a single attachement, when I review comments for approval- I can't tell what entry they are for, the editing software is quite limited.  I'm starting to rant aren't I? I'll stop now.

    Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]

    Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect

    Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell

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  • Jeffrey,

    I guess it really depends on the blogging software itself. I migrated to my current platform not too long ago and never looked back (not that it is perfect either).

    Back to your point about blog posting sequence. I cannot confess to understand your state of mind when blogging but it is likely that you are not alone i.e. start writing a blog, got distracted, start another blog, come back to the original, etc.

    Most [newer] blog software allows timestamp to be altered, although the reference ID to track the post should remain the same from time of creation. To the blog reader, this should appear (or re-ordered automatically) in the correct sequence.

    Just my 2 cent's :-)

    Happy 2007 Jeffrey and thanks again for PowerShell!

    Am luvin' it more and more each day!

    desmond

    http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/

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