Del.icio.us plugin and Live Writer
This post is using Scott's Del.icio.us plugin and Live Writer.
It works...picked up my annotation too...!
**Thinking out loud now**...
So easy in fact that I think this could be a better way of sharing my bookmarks with you. You know, all those 'Links for 2006-10-05 [del.icio.us]' RSS items are ugly and dull and have no commenting ability nor permalink status on my blog nor trackback. Currently you get these via my Feedburner feed (if you're subscribed) by my splicing in the RSS feed of my bookmarks...The plugin allows me to move away from approach now (if it makes sense for me to do so).
An interesting aspect of the way the del.icio.us plugin works is that it asks you to select from all the tags you've used and then checkbox the link(s) you want to include in the post, which then appear(s) in the body of the post ready to edit. I might create a new tag I'll use on Del.icio.us for this purpose, something like 'alex_to_blog', so I can select from those items to blog.
Another nice thing about this plugin approach is that I can expand on the annotation. Today, the Del.icio.us comment / annotation field has a max char length (shorter than I think is necessary from users pov) and the annotations don't allow markup.. This way, I can to 'via' links, etc....it's just blog post now.
Anyway, initial experiment successful, let's see where this goes.
Now for the tagging (no plugin required for <microformatted> tagging with 3rd party services comes with the new beta update of Live Writer):