Blogging with Windows Live Writer

Now I am currently typing from within Windows Live Writer. Already I see that I prefer this interface to Office 2007. Windows Live Writer (WLW) seems to be a much thinner client with all the tools necessary to compose my blog and publish it here to my WordPress site. The insertion of links and images is super simple.

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The image above was taken from within Parallels which runs WIndows XP on my Mac. In it you can see what the interface of WLW looks like. All that I simply did, after completing a screenshot, was drag-and-drop the image into WLW and define the actions of the image. That simple. Although, since it is in beta, I did discover a bug during an attempted operation of clicking the Insert Picture button. When I selected the icon to insert that picture, I got an error message and was not allowed to complete the operation. Luckily the drag-and-drop feature worked.

I would have to say that if you are a Windows users and blog, this might be the tool for you. The best thing about it is that it is free compared to the $150 plus price tag that is placed on the Office 2007 product.

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