Friday, March 13, 2009

Trying out Windows Live Writer

I watch those tv commercials with that four year old who sends a picture of her fish Dorothy to her family and am just entranced. So I decided I had to look into that program from Windows.

While I was there I noticed they have a blogger program called Live Writer. I decided to try it out. And so here we are in the midst of it, blogging in a different font. On the sidebar of my compose box I find a list of things I can possibly insert. Hyperlinks, Pictures, Photo Albums, Tables, Maps, tags and videos. Just click, search for the thing I want to upload and zap! Here’s my pictures.IMG_4858

IMG_3473 IMG_3479 I can round the corners or have a drop shadow added or a have it look like it’s printed on photo paper, etc. What fun!

I think this is gonna going to be my new blogging program. It stays right on my regular site, with same address and everything. What do you think?

10 comments:

  1. Hi Melody,
    It's a nice clean look. I like it, too.

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  2. It looks pretty good.. although the layout of photos looks kind of random. I wonder if it works with wordpress.

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  3. I love it! I'm going to check it out for my blog today -- you use Blogger, right? It's good to know that it interfaces with Blogger so easily. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love it! I've been using it for over a year. And Cindra, yes it does work with Wordpress. I hadn't realised you could change the font though... duh...

    The only thing is that I've found it's takes a few goes uploading if there are lots of pictures as there invariably are on my blog! But that might be down to my webhost rather than Livewriter.

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  5. I just checked -- here's the lowdown on Windows Live Writer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Writer

    Works with Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, LiveJournal and Movable Type (and others).

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  6. Looks good and fun. I'm gonna give it a whirl too. Soonish.

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  7. The font is nice and big, but the photos are significantly smaller than your old programme, and I l-o-v-e looking at your photos!

    Glad we don't have the critters you do - New Zealand's scariest monster is the weta, and it looks scary but is harmless! Have you got rid of your bugs yet?

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  8. LOL! I'm laughing because I always thought the little girl's fish was named "Dorky." Tee hee.

    Thanks for the link. I'm going to try it as well. I've never been particularly fond of Blogger's interface - especially with picture placement (always at the top of the post, UGH!).

    ALoha, Dianna

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  9. I think..THANK YOU! I just tried it out..very kewl! will be fun to be able to have different fonts so readily......

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