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How to use Blot

Blot turns a folder into a blog. Files in­side your blog’s folder be­come blog posts au­to­mat­i­cally. Blot exists so that you can blog with your fa­vorite tools. Use your fa­vorite text-ed­i­tor to write and Blot does the rest.

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 Your blog
Name
Posts
Apple.txt
Blackcurrant.docx
Cherry.jpg
Damson.md
Elderberry.webloc
Fig.html
 

Sync your folder

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

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
Posted.txt
_Not_posted_due_to_filename.jpg
_Resources
Not_posted_due_to_folder_name.png
 

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. Preview files work on any computer connected to the internet and should be opened in your web browser. You can share the preview file with others.

 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Unpublished.txt
Unpublished.txt.html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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