I use Posterous for blogging, and do all of my posting through Mail.app

I do a lot of kottke-sullivan-style posts in this format:

The New York Times reports:

Blah blah blah


But what should be a pretty easy process takes a lot of work, and it's too much work to get done on an iPad comfortably.

I'd like to have a bookmarklet where I could just select the paragraph (Blah Blah Blah above) to become the block quote and have it instantly create a new message in Mail.app or iOS Mail with the url in a link ready to turn into "The New York Times reports:" or "John Gruber riffs:", then the block quote, then I can just type in my comments and send it off.


You might want to use Posterous' bookmarklet for posting to your posterous site.


  • Unfortunately that doesn't work for my purposes. One reason I use the email posting feature of Posterous is because I post to four blogs simultaneously (I teach four different courses and have a blog for each). It is easy to do this in an email, because you can put four address in the To: field. So, yes, that would work if I'm posting just to one class, but usually for interesting links I post to all four.
    – drury
    Nov 5 '11 at 17:09
  • ah, Ok. I'm going to leave the answer here as a general reference, will see what I can dig up. @dru
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Nov 5 '11 at 17:34

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