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Blog This in WLW (for Firefox!)

Blog This Add-on for FirefoxTalk about Christmas coming early.  I just found on Microsoft’s new plugin page for Windows Live Writer a plugin that gives me the ability to blog about anything I find in Firefox inside of the awesome Windows Live Writer publishing tool.  The Blog This for Firefox add-on is the extension you need, if you wish to do the same, and here is how you get it.

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Quick Peek at DashBlog

1 Need a Firefox add-on that may fuel your creative juices when it comes to blogging?  I know you.  You said you might almost want to try it again but you just don’t have the time – or you think it is too complicated. 

DashBlog has high hopes to save the day for you and many other wanting the task of sharing things with friends a lot easier.

This extension lets you quickly gather and post videos, images, text/quotes, songs and screen-captures from any web page and publish them to your blog.  Right now they have support built in for Twitter, WordPress, Tumbler and Blogger.  The promise here is to give you “the fastest and easiest way for you post video, text, quotes, images and songs to your blog”.

You can pick it up at Mozilla Add-ons or the DashBlog site.

ScribeFire – Any Blogger’s Right Hand Man

Digging through my archived posts I knew I had written something about ScribeFire before, but could not find it. How could I overlook one of the best blogging tools for Firefox? ScribeFire, which used to be known as Performancing for Firefox) is the hands down best blog editor that turns Firefox into a publishing machine.

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To get started, all you need to do is download the addon from the Mozilla web site, restart Firefox and then launch ScribeFire by clicking on the orange task bar icon or right clicking on any web site and selecting “blog this page” from the ScribeFire menu item.

For the best blog updater I often recommend people uses Windows Live Writer. If it isn’t your cup of tea though my number two choice would definitely be ScribeFire.

Help Wanted: Write for Firefox Facts

Come Work for Firefox Facts!I am considering opening up Firefox Facts to a few guest writers, tippers and bloggers.

It is important to hear it from all sides of the fence, so getting a few more voices in the mix is never a bad thing. Now I can not promise you fame or fortune. What I can give you is a nifty link back to your own web project though and a state of the art “Author” credit in the post.

What type of folks am I looking for? Anybody who has a passion for the Firefox browser, likes to write and can deliver some cool tips, tweaks, reviews or lists for us all to enjoy.

If you are interested, drop me an e-mail at mitch@mitchkeeler.com and I’ll be in contact with you.

More Mindless Twittering

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For the cyber-stalker in all of us, we have another slew of Twitter tools this time coming from Mashable.

Months after the initial Twitter boom, it’s still strong and kicking. A day rarely goes by that we don’t notice some new Twitter tool in the wild. The ideal place for Twitter-related tools is the web browser, which is apparent from the quick-rising number of Firefox plugins. We’ve found eight; you let us know if there are more!

+ Check Out the Full List of Stalker Twitter Extensions!

3 Tips for Blogging With Firefox

Here are three of my most favorite tools to help you get your blogging on in Firefox.

Textarea Backup – This one is actually a Greasemonkey script that will backup what you type into any large text field, so you don’t have to worry about your message getting lost. The backup should be transparent so if the page is reloaded for whatever reason, be it browser crash, unintended exit or a forgetful website, the previously entered text will be restored.

StumbleUpon – Need something to write about or some random inspiration for your next big post? StumbleUpon can be your new best friend then when it comes to finding topics to write about or cover. Just start stumbling on a topic that interests you and let the creativity flow to you.

Dappad Notebook Sidebar – It is always good to have a few notes you have written to yourself while you are blogging away as well. This extension gives you access to an entire sidebar of personal notes you can store, edit, and save.

Have any other good blogging Firefox related tools?

Ping Lots of Blogging Services

When you do as much Online writing as I do, or if you find yourself with one or more blog to have to take care of, you want to make sure everybody knows when you updated last. Now, sure an RSS feed plays a big part in this. Another big part is when you ping back some of these other blogging engines out there. One good tool to hit a lot of them is the Submit’em Now Firefox extension.

+ Learn More About Submit’em Now!

Performancing Firefox 1.3 Final Released

One of the more unique blogging tools out there today has released a mighty big update!

The release of Performancing Firefox 1.3 brings a whole new dimension to the free open source blog editor. By making PFF extensible via the Themes and Addons API’s, and opening up the source code via subversion, we’re putting the blogosphere’s favorite editor where it belongs, in the hands of it’s users.

[Learn More About Performancing!]