21 Feb 2011

Blogging with Windows Live Writer

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Since I need to create content for our blog – I’ve been experimenting with ways to blog efficiently.  I wrote a blog post using voice recognition. It worked, but it didn’t really feel like the best way to go about it.  I remembered a few years ago that many of the bloggers within the Microsoft organization used Window Live Writer, so I thought I’d give it a try.


So far, it seems very straight forward.  I did the install for Live Writer 2011 after downloading it from here

When you see this, you’re in the right place.

Click that image to get started!


After it did the install, I had to go to my WordPress settings and enable XML-RPC.  No, this isn’t some arcane technical wizardry that know; live writer helpfully instructed me to do it and how.

That being done – I let it create a temporary blog post so it could download my theme. As of this writing, I don’t see anything that would indicate exactly what that was yet.

However, this looks like a great way to blog. Spell Checking, simply linking, insertion of pictures and video with no problem.  My only grip is positioning images. I wish I could drag and drop them and that the text would flow around them more easily.  Perhaps there’s a better solution or I can solve it with a plug-in.

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