Drafts and Actions
I’ve set up Drafts to kick out a micro.blog post. I’ve made an Action that adds the
micro: yes line to the start of the file. It then names the file with a timestamp. My micro.blog setup excludes file names, so I don’t care what they are named, as long as there aren’t duplicate names. Hence the timestamp, guaranteeing every post will have a unique name.
Next the action saves the newly named and micro.blog formatted post to the appropriate spot in Dropbox for Blot to find it and make it a post. I still can’t believe how wonderful Blot is to use.
I’m not quite sure how to share the action from the Drafts app. But it’s simple enough to make:
- Create Action
- Under Steps click the
>and scroll to Services > Dropbox
- In Filename, use
mdand set the path to your Blot folder in Dropbox (usually
- Under Content, add your
micro: yeson the first line, then use the
[[draft]]function to put what you typed in under the micro: yes line
- That’s it, you’re done.
Posted on 7/19/2017