Thursday, April 3, 2014

If This Then That test post

I am currently playing with the fantastic If This Then That web tool to try to integrate my Blogger and my Google Site more closely. This is a test post to see if IFTTT will automatically add this post to a spreadsheet row in my Google Drive. You can see the recipe here.

Ideally, I will then write a small script to automatically generate a new announcement page on my Google site. So it's a two-part process: first, IFTTT will update a spreadsheet with the blog post, then the spreadsheet will create a new announcements page in my Google site.

My reasoning behind it is this:

  1. I would like to be able to announce something here on my blog, and automatically announce it on my website, too.
  2. I want my Google Site to be as up-to-date as possible without adding extra work.
  3. I'm the efficient sort of lazy. I won't decide not to do something because it's too much work, but if there's an easier way of doing it, I'll try to figure that out.
So, if you haven't learned anything from this post, don't worry. It's mostly just a test, but it's also a preview of something I'm working on. I will update you when I make some progress.