MS Live Writer

Temporarily using a Windows desktop computer since my laptop is out of commission. It’s stuck on some eastern European language with no way to revert back, plus I can’t shut it down except for holding down the on/off button, which also is disconcerting. If I lose my Macbook I don’t know what I’m going to do. No money for another one, and I really can only work with Macs, I barely know how to turn on an Windows laptop. Well I guess I could learn : (

Anyway, Since I’m using a Windows machine I tried out Windows Live Writer. It seems to work with WordPress…haven’t tried it with Blogspot/Google Blogger, but it seems to stick inline CSS styles in with your photos and there is no way to disable that setting.

Otherwise it beats writing in the WordPress text editor: they provide a tiny little white space and make you constantly publish and re-publish in order to update what you’ve edited. Anything that speeds up the process of publishing is an improvement. I’d never thought to use Live Writer since I’d always been using a Mac/UNIX.

Better than using Notepad or MS Word to write a blog entry. I haven’t used Microsoft Word since I was in college!

Note: You can download the latest Live Writer free from Microsoft but a warning – they’ll try to get you to install a slew of other crap like Messenger and Movie Maker unless you uncheck these before installing.

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