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?


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

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

  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!

  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.

  5. I just checked -- here's the lowdown on Windows Live Writer:

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

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

  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?

  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

  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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