It took me absolutely zero time to configure it so I can blog right to my Word Press site, save bookmarks in del.icio.us, upload pictures to Flickr and (thunder and lightning) read my feeds all in the same space. I mean for the first time, I am seriously thinking of retiring my Bloglines account. Whoa! I mean the aggregator alone is worth the switch. It makes saving posts easy, gives you all sorts of options for reading what’s new (like creating your own columned newspaper interface), allows you to bookmark and blog with one easy click (which I know Bloglines has but without this elegant workflow), and just feels so integrated with the whole package. I’m taking the opportunity to REALLY focus my reading even more by trying to keep to 75 or fewer feeds. And I’m having to make some really tough decisions because I do want to expand my reading to include some non-ed stuff and relevant searches. We’ll see.
The blog interface has a spellcheck, let’s me add tags really easily, and has a spellcheck. (Did I mention that?) It’s also got a cool little clipboard/web snippet tool that I can dump stuff into for later use. My goodness…
At any rate, score one for convergence.
I’m sure I’ll be posting more as I play, but I have to say at first blush, this is a very, very cool tool.