Using Windows Live Writer with your Blog

Posting something new to your online blog is very simple… Sometimes too simple. The pictures come out funky, the title doesn’t look right, or the text comes out all over the place. Wouldn’t you love an alternative to reformatting once you’ve already posted or a way to stop switching between preview and the editing box? Well, here is one program that can help you out.

Windows Live Writer lets you connect to your blog and edit directly on there. Well, not ON there, but in a way that you can see immediate results. Find out what color font works best, what sizes, easily add and edit photos and videos and even set up post dates in the future. All it takes is a few minute download and the entry of your blog username and password.
To download Window’s Live Writer, go to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/essentials-other-programs. It will take a few moments to ‘prepare to install’ and then it will come up with a question box. If you want, you can install all the extra Window’s components. But if you just want to install Live Writer, then click the second option ‘choose the programs you want to install’. Click the box next to Live Writer and uncheck the other boxes. Then download.

It will take a few minutes, but it should then appear in your start menu.

To get it connected to your blog, open Live Writer and choose your blog type. Then insert your blog’s web address. It will connect to your blog and ask for your username and password. You can choose to enter your password every time you post or have it remember you. Once Live Writer connects to your blog, it will show you a ‘blank’ post space. Whatever theme your blog has will show up in Live Writer and you can edit on it directly. That means you can see exactly what your post will look like.

Windows Live Writer

That’s it! Have fun adding pictures, editing them to perfection, and happily posting your entries. Add subtitles to video posts and even change your themes or add categories in Live Writer. It is very easy to navigate and tons better when it comes to editing. Try it out today.

Author Bio:
Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing business internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to: katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.