I would have to agree.
What would, also, be nice would be the ability to post via SMS... and IM (XMPP)... and any WAP-enabled device.
But, let's move in baby steps. First, blog via email.
What's the best way to go about that?
The easy answer would be to setup an email server on the Blog@Case machine. Then, a user merely sends an email to <user>@blog.case.edu; and the content of that email gets posted. But, what about spam? And, I am really not in love with the idea of having to administrate Yet Another Mail Server (YAMS) on the blog machine. So, we'll call this one plan B (or plan Z).
There's also scripts/plugins like pop3-to-blog.pl and pop2blog, which will check any arbitrary POP3 email account and post whatever emails are in that account to a specified blog. It would be "easy enough" to modify either one of those to be multi-user. And, modify them to only post emails whose subject line contains
[Post This To Blog] or some other identifier. But, again, this seems kind of hackish.
There's also MT-Email. This one would work where any user wishing to post to his or her blog via email would have to setup a forwarding filter that would redirect all email of a specific type to a specific place that would be monitored.
Hmmm... I am still not sure. It may just end up being that I will need to install a mail server on the blog server.
We'll see. I think I need to sub-categorize the Blog@Case ToDo List over on the left.