I use Tumblr to collect & share clippings from NetNewsWire & other items too small for a blog post. With the previous version of NetNewsWire, when I added an item to my clippings, the RSS feed from NewsGator was automatically imported into Tumblr.
Since that feature is gone in the NetNewsWire beta, I came up with another way to share items in Tumblr. Here’s an AppleScript that opens a new tab to post the currently selected headline in Tumblr in a way similar to the Tumblr bookmarklet.
on urlencode(x) set TheCode to do shell script "python -c 'import sys, urllib; print urllib.quote(sys.argv)' " & quoted form of (x) return TheCode end urlencode tell application "NetNewsWire" set item_title to (title of selectedHeadline) set item_url to (permalink of selectedHeadline) set item_content to (summary of selectedHeadline) set q_title to my urlencode(item_title) set q_url to my urlencode(item_url) set q_content to my urlencode(item_content) set tumblr to "http://www.tumblr.com/share?v=3&u=" & q_url & "&t=" & q_title & "&s=" & q_content --display dialog tumblr open URL in new tab with tumblr end tell
Download the script here and drop it in NetNewsWire’s script folder.
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