How to use Blot
Blot turns a folder into a blog. The point of Blot is to let you use your favorite tools to blog. All of these ﬁles become blog posts automatically when you put them somewhere inside your blog’s folder:
|.txt .md||Use the full range of Markdown features to add formatting to text ﬁles.|
|.docx .odt||Supports ﬁles created by Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs and OpenOfﬁce.|
|.webloc .url||Drag URLs from your browser’s address bar to create blog posts from bookmark ﬁles.|
|.png .jpeg .gif||You can put images directly from your camera into your blog’s folder. Use the ﬁle’s path to add tags or change the date of a post created from an image. Blot generates thumbnails and optimized versions to deliver to your readers automatically.|
|.html .htm||Published as-is. Metadata can be parsed from a comment at the start of a ﬁle.|
Add formatting to your posts
You can use a variety of standard tools to add formatting to your blog posts. Markdown to add links, headings, lists and much more. Blot also renders mathematics set in and provides syntax highlighting for code snippets.
# Formatting You can use *Markdown*, a lightweight markup language for plain text files. Use it for links, headings, lists and much more.
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.