Works For Me Wednesday- Windows Live Writer

If you are not a blogger, this might not mean anything to you, but if you are, you should pay attention. Well unless you are a Mac snob. Which a bunch of you are. Hmmm…..nothing like writing a post that most people won’t be able to do anything with.

Anyway for the two of you that are still reading, have you downloaded Windows Live Writer yet? It is a desktop application that helps you write better. Why? Because it allows you to see what your blog post will look like while you are writing it. You can upload photos and place them in the post easier than on your blogging platform. And there is no “oh my goodness, what just happened to that post I worked hours on?????”

You don’t have to be online to write so you can write anywhere. Planes, trains or automobiles. If you have multiple blogs it can manage that too. And it is compatible with WordPress, Typepad and Blogger and the cool thing is, it automatically knows your platform’s configuration. So you just hit publish and it does. And with that….. {click}

For more tips, head over to We Are That Family.


  1. Hmmm. I am going to check this out right now.

  2. Livewriter is my online BFF! It is so easy to use prior posts as a template for new posts as well. Especially if you are linking up to memes. :)
    .-= Charissa @ MiMi’s Babies´s last blog ..Shopping Cart Cover Mimi’s Buggy Buddy =-.

  3. Hmm never heard of it. Thanks I will take a look!
    .-= Kati´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day! =-.

  4. Crystal says:

    Thanks for the tip, downloading it now!

  5. Sounds great. I have two problems: I have a Mac (I am not a snob, though; I just switched two weeks ago…really). I use WordPress, but am not hosted by them; I wonder if it still works. Sounds great, though!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Sleeping Habits =-.

  6. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    I haven’t written a post in WordPress in years – I love WLW!! :)
    .-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday #145 – Blowing wishes =-.

  7. SERIOUSLY? So cool – going to check it out NOW…
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Embracing the Spirit =-.

  8. I dont mind the blogger platform, but this sounds great. Thanks for the tip, I’m going to check it out.
    .-= Our Country Road´s last blog ..Raising Rock Stars: Creation Day 6 =-.

  9. I’ve got some good scoop for you! I switched to a Mac recently (I needed the video editing software that comes pre-loaded so I could finish my online nutrition class that’s coming out soon!) but I was so sad about losing my WLW which I love love LOVE. Then my techy friend told me I could run any windows program on a Mac by setting up a virtual machine – woohoooooo, now I have both!!! It doesn’t work AS simply as in a PC, but it’s still way better than writing posts without WLW.

    .-= Kelly the Kitchen Kop´s last blog ..Real Food Wednesday 5/12/10 =-.

  10. I know I should just make the leap, but I am scared to death to do it! Mostly because I’m afraid it won’t end up looking the same. I am such a chicken! lol
    .-= Amy @ Raising Arrows´s last blog ..Color Coded Children =-.

  11. jennybek says:

    I LUUURRRRRRRVE Windows Live Writer. My co-blogger (and BFF) has a Mac. Is there a way to use this on the Mac? Or is she just out of luck? AND any Mac users have a blog platform they love?
    .-= jennybek´s last blog ..Across the sea ~ LOST =-.

    • jennybek says:

      Ok, just saw Kelly’s comment…I’ll have to send this over to the BFF.
      .-= jennybek´s last blog ..Across the sea ~ LOST =-.

  12. Whoa! I’m SO not a snob! (But I love my Mac).

    I heard there is a beta version somewhere out there for Mac “users” (as we like to be called ;) but I figure that I don’t know what I’m missing, so I’m ok…

    But now you have me curious…


  13. I can’t wait to check this out! I’ve never heard of it, but would love an easier way to post pics since I do it all of the time. Thank you so much for sharing.
    .-= Candace´s last blog ..Run Mom Run =-.

  14. Awesome!!! I heard people talk about it but I never paid alot of attention. I also learned about HootSuite this week. Love you bloggers that share the goodness :)
    .-= Jen @ BigBinder´s last blog ..Things To Do =-.

  15. So do you just copy and past things into your post? Becuse I have been having problems with copying into my blog (wordpress.org) recently. I am frequently having extra stuff added here or there, and then I have to go through and figure out how it should be.
    Maybe I should just check it out. because I could go for easy right about now

  16. I kind of want to try this actually… thanks for the heads up!!
    .-= Erin G´s last blog ..Babies and Bachelorettes =-.

  17. Wow, I would LOVE to be able to check out my post before publishing it (esp. for those ones I can only “preview” because I want them to be published later). Have to check this out.
    .-= Betsy (Eco-novice)´s last blog ..Baby Eats Normal Food: The Cheap, Lazy and Green Way to Feed Your Baby Solid Foods =-.

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