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How to use Blot

Blot turns a folder into a blog. When you put files inside your blog’s folder they become blog posts. Consider watching the video below to see it work in practice. You’ll see how to publish posts and more:

Watch the video

 Your blog
Name
Posts
Apple.txt
Banana.docx
Cherry.jpg
Date.md
Elderberry.webloc
Fig.html
 
 
 
Watch the video

Syncing your folder

You can sync your folder to Blot with any of the following:

Dropbox

Google Drive

Git.

Files which become blog posts

Text and Markdown.txt  .md

Images.png  .jpeg  .gif

Word Documents.docx  .odt

Bookmarks.webloc  .url

HTML.html

Prevent a file becoming a blog post

Files and folders whose name starts with an underscore are ignored. Ignored files don’t become blog posts themselves but they can be embedded in posts.

 Your blog
Name
Drafts
Pages
Posts
_Not_a_post.jpg
Post.txt
 
 
 

Drafts

Files in a folder called Drafts are not published. Instead, Blot creates a preview file which updates as you make changes to your draft. You can share the preview file with others. Preview files work on other computers that are connected to the internet.

 Your blog
Name
Drafts
Anecdote.txt
Anecdote.txt.html
Unpublished.txt
Unpublished.txt.html
Pages
Posts
 
 

Files in your folder are public

The files in your blog’s folder are public. This is useful if you want to embed an image, a video or an audio file in a blog post. You can also use this to share files with your readers. For example, given the folder below, your readers can download Archive.zip if they visit /Files/Archive.zip on your blog.

 Your blog
Name
Files
Archive.zip
index.html
Posts
 
 
 
 
 
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