This is my first post using Windows Live Writer. Here is a screenshot of the site – if you want to check it out.
I had heard of it before – but while browsing my computer for something else, I came across the program. Much like I discovered One Note. Wow. But back to the Writer.
I saw a mention of this somewhere. As I had upgraded my OS very recently, I thought I’d check if I already had it, and lo and behold, it was a yes! I felt like a bit of an idiot for not using it earlier and immediately started it up to see how I could. The first step was to configure it to my blog. I did that.
And here I am. (That “And” at the beginning of the sentence again! Ha!)
Curious, I wanted to see how it worked. Anything to make life easier, you know – and prettier, of course. Whether we use features or not, we always have the tendency to either want them all or at least, know about them. Much like cable TV channels – we want the hundreds of channels we will never ever see. What the heck, though. It is always nice to discover new stuff.
Some of the things I can do with Writer that’s not possible with the Blogger interface are:
check word count – yes!
the three tabs = edit, preview and source are cool
the preview tab allows you to preview live, on the blog – I love this
the source shows you the html code
if not inclined to publish right away, post the draft to blog
have access to all the editing features of MS Word More freedom.
Auto-correction – this is something Blogger doesn’t do yet. I like this because my mind’s a tad faster than my fingers and I make mistakes typing.
I am sure I’ll add to this list as I discover Writer more. I am still figuring out the “tags” bit.
This is only a test post to check out Writer. If it is convenient….ah well. Always ready to try new things.
There are probably other cool tools to do all this, but since I spend time at my comp as a result of the work I do, I’ll be happy enough to use this, as I can do it offline.
Have you tried this yet? More tips? Please share!
Update: Sept 14, 2011 – I subscribe to Hellbound Bloggers’ updates by email – and was thrilled to find a post about Windows Live Writer by Amit Sharma – with some great tips – in my mailbox this morning. Here’s the link to it: SEO Right through Windows Live Writer. – makes a great continuation for this post, yeah?