This idea started a day when I sat and remembered the Good old days™, when I had a wordpress blog, and found this plugin, that could check a mailbox for new mails, and then create a post on my blog, based on that mail. I used it to send small poems from my phone (via mms no less) when I was on the bus home from high school.

Why shouldn’t I be able to do that again? I have tried to relive it with mail2MD, which if the name didn’t give it away, takes a mail and generates a Markdown file from it. Then there just need to be some glue logic, that re-renders my web page and publishes it. It was satisfyingly easy to stitch together in my mind at least. The results can be found under Snippets.

Here are some write ups about the steps it took: