Blogger Setup for Markdown
This blog is now hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/nkabir/praxis
Articles detailing the benefits of Markdown:
By hosting the source material in a GitHub project, I can rearrange the articles over time while retaining the ability to publish the content to different blogging sites. GitHub automatically processes Markdown content for easy viewing. Plus, anyone is free to fork the project and submit corrections or additional content.
praxis project is laid out with a folder per article. Each folder (e.g.
praxis/blogger-setup) has a file named
post.md that contains the article. There is a corresponding folder
Dropbox/Public/praxis/blogger-setup that contains all images associated with the article.
Note that you can store your images with your github project—-but I prefer to edit images on a Mac (while editing text in Linux) so synchronizing via Dropbox eliminates a commit/push step for the images.
Conversion to Blogger
Following instructions from here, make sure that Edit HTML Line Breaks is set to Use
tags and that Compose Settings is set to Interpret typed HTML.
Posting to Blogger
The following steps convert Markdown to HTML for Blogger:
$ pandoc --no-wrap --from=markdown --to=html post.md | xclip
A better solution is to use Google’s Blogger API (v3). But access requires permission. I’ve submitted a request but have not heard back from Google.