## Saturday, August 1, 2009

### Setting up a Blogger Client for GNU Emacs 23

Alrighty, well, I'm an emacs guy so I write everything in GNU emacs. That includes this blog (hopefully, if this really works). So, all you need to do is go to the google code site for e-blog and download the tar.gz file. Unpack it, it's 3 files: the emacs lisp code, a readme, and the license. Sweet.

Now, move the emacs lisp file to ~/.emacs.d and be sure to modify your ~/.emacs file to load the lisp code. You're done, congratulations!

#### Starting a New Blog Post

It can be kind of intimidating at first, writing from essentially the command line into a blog. But no worries, it's simple. To write a blog post, simply type M-x e-blog-new-post and it will ask you for your screen name and password. It does this just once.

Then it gives a list of your blogs, even if you have one blog it shows you the same list. Hit tab to get to the list. When the cursor is on the "+" symbol, it will expand a tree of blog posts. When the cursor is on the first character of the blog title, it will start a new blog post in that specified blog.

It asks for a title and some labels, then there is a line. It looks like this:

Title:
Labels:
-------- Post Follows This Line --------

#### Actually Posting the Entry

I believe what one does is one uses the keystrokes M-x e-blog-extract-for-post but I am not completely certain...if this is posted up, then I'm correct.