Introduction to xlog#
xLog is a blog platform running on the Crossbell blockchain. It is open source, decentralized, and free. It is a community of bloggers who share their thoughts and ideas with each other. Here, you can find the latest news and trends from Web2, Web3, and the real world.
At first, I didn't plan to use xlog because I felt that I had my own vercel website and there was no need to distribute articles to other platforms. Friends who often follow me may have seen my previous article on writing quail in Obsidian. Writing newsletters with ease and no pressure using Obsidian
Later, I found that quail was not particularly adaptable to free image hosting, and I was too lazy to tinker with Obsidian's automatic publishing for quail, or it could be my personal problem. In the end, I chose the xlog platform. Of course, I often think, why not just record it in WeChat Official Account? Today, I met xlog again and found this reason, because WeChat Official Accounts often get banned, while hosting on xlog requires almost no effort to leave your mark on the Internet. To put it simply, because of the existence of blockchain, the records of your articles will always be stored on the Internet. This is a good thing, in a sense, for me.
I paid attention to xlog again because of Obsidian Sync To Xlog, and when I saw it, I thought it was great because I can directly publish my completed articles on xlog, which is really convenient.
How to Set Up#
The following two methods can be used for installation, choose the one that suits you.
Releases · Otto-J/sync-to-xlog This is the address of the plugin, and we need to download the three files shown in the figure below first.
After downloading, click "Settings-Third-party plugins-Folder" in Obsidian to find the address of our plugin.
We create a folder named
sync to xlog, but theoretically it can be named anything.
After creating it, we just need to put the three files we downloaded into the folder, and restart Obsidian to see the new plugin.
Installation via BRAT#
Search for "BRAT" in the plugin marketplace and install it.
After enabling the plugin, select "add beta plugin" and copy this
https://github.com/Otto-J/sync-to-xlog into the input box.
Now we can enable the plugin in Obsidian.
After opening the plugin, we need to obtain the XLOG SIWE Token, and there are two methods to do this.
One is to directly open metamask and view the account details, but the author does not recommend doing this.
We will use the second method, log in to our own xlog, and right-click to inspect the page.
First, visit your xlog console https://xlog.app/dashboard/ and select "Settings" in the last column of the left menu.
xSettings, and you will see the following display:
After enabling Operator Sign, enter the following code in the console to get the token, and fill in the plugin location with the token.
After entering, click "Test". If it is correct, the connection successful message will appear in the upper right corner.
Click the three dots in the upper right corner.
There will be an option to upload the article to xlog.
Then, you will be asked to enter the article title, summary, slug, tags, and other elements for uploading.
Finally, the publication is complete. If you publish again, it will be an option to update the article, and it will not publish duplicate or similar content. A new way of writing with xlog: Writing blogs in Obsidian and syncing to xlog - Ajian's Efforts
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