The Dent

What I’d Like To See Added To Weblog.lol

Firstly, I will caveat this by saying I know this is both an alpha / pre-alpha product and designed to be simple and lightweight so the following wish list items are, for the most part, either unlikely, or just not fitting with the goal, but posting here’s fun, so why not throw some things out there! The service is still very much in its infancy so it’s quite likely some of these things are indeed in the pipeline. Adam is revealing new additions as he develops them via a very cool (and well made!) 25 days of omg.lol advent calendar so please follow along if you’re interested. I don’t know if the fact these reveals are the highlight of my day at the moment is depressing or not!

Whilst I love the web editor, it would be handy to be able to submit posts via an API call from Shortcuts or Drafts. This is, I would imagine, the most likely one to happen given how well Adam has supported APIs so far with the various omg.lol services.

Customisation so far is pretty easy, I’ve managed to change the colour scheme up a little myself even, but it will be nice to be able to do this a little easier than coding it may hand. I’m a bit of a moron, so have been unable to differentiate the colour of the blog title versus a blog post title. By the looks of the Day 3 reveal, this looks like it’s already in the works, which is just incredible. I can see this being such a good option for people that just want to get words to paper without a whole lot of pissing about.

I going to say that this is the least likely thing to happen, but it would be nice to be able to have a small profile image in the header of your blog, and / or maybe one image in the blog post itself. This is unlikely for a few reasons I’d say. Firstly, images add an extra storage cost to the mix that is far less of an issue when you’re storing simple text. It also can go against the simplicity goal of the service as a whole. You can host an image elsewhere, and insert them into a post vis Markdown, however, but the images are huge and break the template so hopefully it will be updated to control image width to something suitable. This keeps it simple for most users, but gives others an option for images as long as they can host things elsewhere.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s added and, being a serial blog switcher, I’m very likely to start posting here full time once it’s launched.