MarsEdit: Sig file test

Just testing the page template with the sig file inserted so I don’t have to type it in every time.

Looks like it works! Cool!

Now, to figure out if one can schedule posts for later . . .

Anybody know if that is possible in MarsEdit? And do you know of any other MarsEdit tricks? Do share! 😉

[UPDATE:] Never mind! I figured out how to set posts to a future date/time. And just in case you’re wondering too – here it is:

Future Posting

Some weblog systems, notably WordPress, include special support for posts with a future date. On these systems, a future date indicates that the post is scheduled for publication, and is not yet public. Check with your weblog system documentation to see if this behavior is supported.

For supported weblogs, just edit the date of a new post before sending to the weblog server. It will appear in your list of published posts, but will not be visible on the web until the specified date has arrived.

And that’s it! Looks pretty simple. I like that.

If you’re a blogger on a Mac and you’re not using MarsEdit yet, what are you waiting for??

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Still More Useful Tools

Some of the most popular posts on this site have been my Useful Tools threads so I’m back again today with another post on those tools I use in my business that make things easier.

And the big one for today is something I just started using – MarsEdit.

MarsEdit. It’s a Mac app for posting to your blog or blogs straight from your desktop. No need to login. No need to open your web browser and go to your admin panel. Just type and send! It’s that easy. And I’m loving it! If you use a Windows based computer, I’m sorry – I have no idea if there’s an equivalent application for you but if someone knows of one, please feel free to post it in the comments.

UPDATE I read yesterday after posting this that Windows Live Writer can do the same thing for Windows based systems but I have no idea what blogging platforms it is compatible with.

Bloglines. It’s a feed reader for all those blogs you love to keep track of but don’t have the time to check every day. Now you can. Subscribe using Bloglines and it’ll tell you every time a post is added to your favorite blogs. You can read it from there, save the ones you like and more. And it’s free, too.

Scrivener. This is one fabulous piece of software! I’ve been using it for several months and love it. I can write everything there, complete with formatting and all kinds of cool stuff. It’s Mac only, sorry. But there is a cool app for Windows called KeyNote (not to be confused with the Apple program of the same name) that is very functional and I used it all the time on my Windows laptop. It’s no longer in development, but it still works great.

That’s all for now. I’ll write another post in the series probably next week.

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Product Creation 1: Write a Workbook or Study Guide

For our first post about Product Creation, let’s talk about one of the easiest ways to create your own product – write a workbook or study guide using a public domain resource.

Now, to me this is the easiest because the material is already written for you, basically. All you really need to do is have an understanding of the material and just pull some questions from it or write some commentary on what a particular passage means.

For example, let’s say you really enjoy Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. You’ve read it, studied it and have a dog eared copy somewhere on your bookshelf. Did you know this great work is in the public domain? And because it is, you can snag stuff from it and create a workbook or guide for other readers.

It’s really that simple.

Next time in this series, we’ll talk about getting others to write a book for you. That’s pretty easy too. And it’s a lot of fun!

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No Lesson Until Monday!

Oh man!

I just got Ed Dale’s blog post on the Thirty Day Challenge blog that as he’s hopping a plane for London today, the lesson won’t be up until Monday. Damn!

But that’s ok, right?

The other day I briefly wrote an Intro about product creation that shows 5 ways you can make products of your own. And today we’ll be discussing #1 on that list – Write a workbook or guide using a public domain resource. So look for that post later today.

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