Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better in my blogging world, I saw today that Zemanta (the content enrichment tool I discussed last week) has joined up with ScribeFire (a very popular Firefox blog editor add-on). Because I am always up for trying new tools that enhance and streamline my process, I shot right over to Firefox and ScribeFire’s website to take a look. The editor has the necessary tools for formatting and drafting, plus some nice extra extras, like the ability to drag and drop content from the web window underlying the engaged editor. The editor remains engaged in the web window, even across separate tabs, which greatly facilitates the search for web content. Just highlight the text you wish to include in a blog entry, right click and select “blog this page” from the context menu. The selected text will appear in the editor window.
ScribeFire supports WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, TypePad, LiveJournal, Windows Live spaces and others. You can use it for more than one blog. There are buttoms for the editor, monetize (adding advertising), Technorati, settings, and about. There is also a bookmarks page that allows you to manage delicious bookmarks.
The new “cool” here is the addition of a buttom for Zemanta. I clicked on it and the links you see below showed up in my post, and in the sidebar. The sidebar includes more articles, which can be selected if the drafter wants to beef up the content even more.
Tools like ScribeFire and Zemanta go far in eliminating blogging objections. Expect to see more ScribeFire and Zemanta buttons in my posts going forward.