Blogging with Qumana

October 18, 2006

I use a laptop as my main computer because I need to be able to work wherever I am.  I don’t always have a live internet connection, so I need an offline blog editor to be able to blog at any time.  I am using Qumana.

I looked at several other options, and tried two:

Qumana did what I wanted it to, and it is free!  I’m especially happy with Qumana because it’s a cross platform java application, so I can recommend it as a Teacher’s Resource.

There were a few others that looked possible, but until I’ve been at this for long enough, I don’t know what I need/want.  Perhaps I’ll revisit one of these professional (pay) options:

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Why WordPress

September 2, 2006

Why I chose to use WordPress.com:

The Usual Features:

  • Comments
  • Categories
  • Trackbacks
  • RSS
  • Moderation
  • Image Uploading

The Specific Details:

  • Search – If this is to become a running log of my ideas, I need the ability to search it.
  • Non-Blog Pages – I don’t want to have more than one location on the web to maintain, so I need the ability to present non-journal content.
  • Comment Notification – It would be nice to respond to visitors comments (in a timely manner).
  • Captchas – I would have liked to have this feature to (more) safely allow anonymous commenting.
  • File Upload – I will only be able to upload limited files.