As I said a couple of posts down, Writely is a cool tool for posting to Blogger, but is there a compelling reason to use it instead of the Blogger Dashboard?
Well, the big fly in the Writely-to-Blogger ointment is that none of my Writely-created blog posts come over with the title, even though they are titled in Writely.
The thing is in beta, so I can’t expect the world, and as I said in the post directly below, Writely does what it does pretty well — but is it worth doing?
As a replacement for the little-known Pote, which has proven very useful to me when I wanted to write a review and save it to the Web for later downloading and e-mailing, Writely is a proverbial quantum leap forward. The fact that it’s so darn fast is a serious plus. Also in its favor are the ability to save in some key formats: Word, Open Office, HTML and RTF (add Save As Text, please!).
As I’ve said, true Word format with margins and smart quotes are what I really need. Have you ever sent a text file without the smart quotes and relied on your editor to get them right? I have. It’s never worked out. And that’s why writers NEED to submit copy in Word format with the smart quotes all set up — it saves work for the editor and makes the writer and editor happy. And we all want to be happy.