USERLAND -- Two power users--Karlin Lillington and Jenny Levine--echo my occasional frustration with Radio Userland. From the sound of their comments, it sounds like they're caught behind Radio's files and unable to publish until Radio sifts through its records and sorts itself out. When dealing with a large local database of stories and records, it's important to let the system clean itself of debris and resync its content remotely. In my experience when running Radio for two years, that translated into slow performance. It sounds like both Karlin and Jenny are unable to post anything and it's costing them time while giving them stress.
Radio Userland is the only blogging program I know that incorporates a news aggregator. It's a nice touch, but radically slower than FeedDemon, in my experience. I made that judgment a little over a year ago, migrating from Radio to Typepad with FeedDemon. The time I saved allowed me to update and maintain four separate weblogs concurrently. That's right--in the time I would normally spend posting and waiting for a Radio reaction, I can now do nearly four times as many posts while reading more than three times the information from the FeedDemon aggregator. I recommend both Karlin and Jenny explore the same path. They deserve to free up time and reduce frustration.
Over in Redmond, Robert Scoble simply drags his feeds into Outlook folders and works them from the magic folder he has set up there. I think you should work your postings in an intermediate spot before shooting off with them and revising them online. Most blogging programs let you do that. I'm without that luxury when I post directly from my Nokia 9210i e-mail client and the spelling errors tell the story.
Karlin Lillington -- "I don't get it"
Jenny Levine -- "Another Forced Hiatus"
Robert Scoble says "Outlook MT can either repost the entire original post, or it can try to quote a little bit of the post. I used to have it quote the entire post, but people complained that I was stealing their content. So, Kunal Das (the guy who wrote Outlook MT) rewrote his tool to pull only a portion of the original post and put that up there. Either way, this lets me scour a large number of weblogs and pick the best stuff and put it up on that blog."