Not long ago I was trying to understand how people make blog posts via an outlining tool.
Mike at Crunchnotes has informed us that soon enough this will be officially possible…although when you compare the screen shot of the outliner to the sample blog post , the blog post doesn’t seem to have collapsable nodes for each paragraph.
So if you constantly blog from an outliner, this will mean you have 2 lots of contents for your blog, one in the outliner, and one in the blog, so the outliner is a back up of your blog.
Not only will the outline have every post from your blog, but it will be organised in an outline format, kind of like a quick view index of your blog, but it also contains all the contents as well (if you expand the nodes).
1st level folder - blog title, followed by date, followed by post title, followed by the post contents, this is like a directory of your blog, that includes the contents if you wish to see it.
The best part about it is you can do what ever you want with it as it has an OPML file.
You could also create another OPML file of your blog with category folders, you’d just have to drag and drop the contents from the first outline into the second outline after each post (so you are not posting to your blog from this outline, you are just copying the content from the 1st OPML file in order to view the contents by category)
Then, somehow, you could place 2 outline boxes into the sidebar of your blog, one to view content by date, the other to view content by category.
So if you outline your blog posts in an outliner and then publish it to your blog, you will have an outline version of your blog packaged in a neat OPML file.
Then there would be two places to read your blog, at the outline URL, or the blog itself (with the outline embedded into the sidebar).
NOTE: This OPML file can’t be imported into an RSS reader, as the items or nodes are just links, and text, not RSS feeds