Tumblr support in Live Writer

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I'd really like to see support for Tumblr integrated into LiveWriter, including the use of tags. Should be fairly simple as Tumblr has an API for third-party clients.
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unfortunately tumblr's API isn't a standard blogging API (not sure why they didn't implement one of the existing ones), but you could write a plugin that takes the content an posts it to a Tumblr post after it posts to a blog...
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Why not start working on a standard blogging API? I am sure it will benefit a lot for Tumblr users like me.

And what a plugin would be ? What service or program will it work with the plugin you talked about?
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Oh, also I would love to see Tumblr plugin or whatever it is to Flock's blogging feature. That would be great. I already mentioned that to Flock a while ago. But since you already mentioned that Tumblr does not have standard API. That is probably why it is not in in any blogging editors. Hopefully one day Tumblr will work on it.
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I have looked at the plugin API and there really isn't a way to do this without having a "second" blog that you are posting too first - which is not ideal. I understand that Microsoft isn't interested in supporting another non-standard API but it would be nice if as an developer I could override the publish behaviour and just let live writer manage the content development.

The tumblr API is non-standard because tumblr's goal is to keep things simple. The tumblr API is probably one of the simplest APIs in teh Web 2.0 space and would be really easy for me to support as a plugin if I could just get a place in the API to hook.
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I don't care for Microsoft, but it would be nice for open source blogging editors. I see there are several editors out there. I wonder if there are open source editor can do non-standard API?
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I would say that given tumblr's popularity, it makes more sense to implement the (new, and hugely improved) tumblr API than it does to hope for them to change. It really wouldn't be all that hard.
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its sad to know that tumblr doesnt even able to provide an API like other bloggings to work with Windows Live Writer.
Shame.
Instead reasearching whats popular or trendy in tumblr world, developers of it should better focus on improving its API to gain universal access as in the example of Windows Live Writer.
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Given that Windows Live Writer (WLW) is probably THE most popular desktop blogging client today, I'm surprised that Tumblr hasn't "come to the party" in some manner. Perhaps by providing the Tumblr Plugin for WLW?
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p.s. I know it's somewhat "off-topic", but if you're really keen to not use the default Tumblr editor, posting to Tumblr is supported by Scribefire:
Supported Services - Scribefire: Fire up your blogging
http://www.scribefire.com/help/suppor...
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@Maskil Great! Trying Scribfire...
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@mendozaie, @nouhailler, my pleasure, hope you can benefit from it. For others, I neglected to mention that Scribefire is only available as a Firefox add-on.
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Thank you Maskil, it works great
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It looks like Tumblr has indeed added a new API: http://staff.tumblr.com/post/28770311...

I'm not sure if the Twitter base API is something that Live Writer supports, but from a "looking ahead" perspective, it seems like it should be. Lots of services are adopting support for the generic Twitter API. This would finally let us post to Tumblr (kind of).
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Please implement this.
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Edward

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tumblr support in live writer is absolutely vital to me.
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+1 for this idea ...I'd love to see this added.
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If MarsEdit can provide Tumblr support on the Mac, Windows Live Writer should do so on the PC. 'Nuff said.
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I'm amazed that this idea has been proposed over two years ago with no resolution by Microsoft. It's clearly not a lack of technical ability as shown by the fact the Tumblr API has been implemented in other blogging tools.

Microsoft doesn't care about Tumblr users. Plain and simple.
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Indeed. I wonder whether Microsoft considered Tumblr as one of the options when they prematurely and misguidedly canned Live Spaces and replaced it with Wordpress.com.
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That's why, even though I regard Windows Live Writer as the best blog editor overall, I default to MarsEdit on a Mac since that editor will post to my Tumblr blog as well as my Movable Type one, etc.
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what i don't get is that, for all the great programmers at microsoft, who are wizards with object oriented programming, they can't find one guy who can extend the classes for tumblr's api. ;)

i mean, how hard is it? there's authentication, there's an insert method, there's an update method, there's a delete method, and there's a getlist method.

microsoft should open up the livewriter code to the open source community. hell, we'd have those methods done in no time!
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Ultimately this type of arrogance is what has led to the slow but increasing irrelevance of Microsoft.

When I was still in school not that long ago, a career at Microsoft was the alpha and omega for every Computer Science student I knew. I can't imagine that being the case anymore. It's almost laughable.

I have to head off now so pardon me while I take off "to the cloud". Oh wait, I've already been in "the cloud" because I use Google products. LOLZ.
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@Milan

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.
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He clearly does not have. But it takes some time to get that militant linux-or-nothing thing out of your head after the school. Take your time Milan.
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“Apple was lucky and it rebounded, but I don’t think anything will change at Microsoft as long as Ballmer is running it,” he says near the end of the book. Earlier, Isaacson quotes him as saying: “It’s easy to throw stones at Microsoft. They’ve clearly fallen from their dominance. They’ve become mostly irrelevant.”

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/...
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Oh and just in case there is still any doubt about what I said, this just in . . .

http://marketday.msnbc.msn.com/_news/...
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If you have a Ping.fm account, you can use the xpollinate WLW plugin to post to Tumblr. http://starrbrite.com/blog/2011/how-t...
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Nice one, but I don't think that it's OK for this company, it would be more appropriate for an artistic business, something like a gallery or experimental theater that for a survey/research company .
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Not any solution now july 2014 ?