Wes Meltzer, in his MarsEdit 1.0 review back in January 2005:
A brief historical diversion, if you will: going all the way back
to LiveJournal clients, weblog editing clients have tended to be
non-document-based, until quite recently. I used the original
Windows LiveJournal client, which was modal way back when, and
there weren’t a lot of alternatives. Sure, if you had a Radio
blog, you had a document-based application — but the huge
proliferation of blogs, as Maciej Ceglowski demonstrated in
the NITLE Weblog Census, means that most people use Movable
Type (about 44,000) or the big hosted services, BlogSpot and
LiveJournal (707,690), all of which now support some form of
remote posting. Between Ecto and MarsEdit, though, the future is
clearly in document-based weblog editing.
Movable Type, Blogspot, and LiveJournal are all still around, but today they’re dwarfed in usage by WordPress and Tumblr. It’s a testimony to the strength of MarsEdit’s engine-neutral design that it remains relevant today, despite a nearly complete change in the publishing systems people use to blog.
★ Tuesday, 5 December 2017