When google changed the blogger interface to its current incarnation, it no longer supported the “Blogger for Word” toolbar which made writing and posting entries in MS Word 2003 very simple. I haven’t spent much time exploring the new Blogger interface as Jeff Bishop called me and told me about posting by email. In my Blogger settings I chose the secret word and chose the radio button that said to post items directly to the blog rather than put it into drafts.
Recently, I noticed that a handful of blog entries I had written didn’t make it to the BC page but, instead, landed in a table filled with drafts. I returned to the settings page and confirmed that all remained the same, I read the Blogger help file about the mailto post feature and saw that nothing changed but the test posts I tried yesterday went to drafts instead of BC. Anyone who knows why this is happening, especially if they know of a solution, please tell me about it.
I am trying the blog publishing feature in Word 2007 for this item. As I’ve no idea if it will work or not, I will reserve comment on how it works. I’m still adjusting to Word 2007 but the learning curve seems to be flattening out a bit. It has some nice new features and I like the contextual nature of the ribbon but some tasks that I found simple in 2003 take a little more effort via a screen reader with 2007.