How to use Blot
Blot turns a folder into a blog. When you put ﬁles inside your blog’s folder Blot turns them into blog posts. The point of Blot is to let you use your favorite tools to blog.
Blot synchronizes your blog’s folder using either Dropbox or Git. You can organize the ﬁles inside however you like.
Files which become blog posts
Use the full range of Markdown features to add formatting to your blog posts. Blot also renders mathematics and provides syntax highlighting for code snippets.
.png .jpeg .gif
Put images directly into your blog’s folder. Blot generates optimized versions to deliver to your readers. Use the path to add tags or change the publish date.
Supports ﬁles created by Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs and OpenOfﬁce. Much formatting is stripped so posts match the style of your blog.
Drag URLs from your browser’s address bar to create blog posts from bookmark ﬁles. Use the ﬁle’s path to add tags or change the publish date.
Published as-is. Metadata can be parsed from a comment at the start of a ﬁle.
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 other posts.
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.