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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Using Windows Live Writer

Using blogger can be very tiresome.  It always seems to disregard my edits, takes forever to load a photo {and now it only will load one photo at a time, ugh!}, and now keeps glitching when I try to add links in my posts.
To say I am a little frustrated is an understatement. 
So… when I came across a blog post on The Computery, I figured I would give Windows Live Writer a try.  After downloading the Windows update files, it wanted me to sign in to an Instant Messenger account {I cancelled that out}, and also wanted to install a Bing Toolbar {I didn’t do that either}, but now it seems to be behaving.
I just added the link to The Computery above, and it couldn’t have been easier!  At this point I have to say I am a happy camper with this change.
PS ~ Stay tuned to see how this…IMG_1459
…turned into this.
PSS ~ The top photo was a photo straight from my computer, uploaded into Live Writer, and then edited to round the corners and to add the watermark.  What do you think?  The bottom photo was uploaded into Picnik, edited, saved to PhotoBucket, and then used in this post.
PSSS ~ Live Writer has a Word Count function!  No more writing in Word to double check that my book reviews are wordy enough, yay!


  1. Headed over to read about Live Writer as I have been thinking of trying it out. Thanks! So you are happy with it, right? Love the colors you are working with in your project!

  2. Reply to Stitchfork ~ I do like it so far, but I have only been using it for 24 hours. It does let you set a future posting time that actually worked. I think it was definitly worth downloading. It doesn't save my signature graphic into any type of template though.

  3. LOVE Live Writer! I've been using it since December and write all my posts in it ( unless they're super short...I might use blogger for that)

  4. Thanks so much for this helpful reference. Off to check it out right now.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Thanks for stopping by Emma's Lunch. I'm your newest follower :)

  6. I wish I could make gorgeous quilts like that! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and am your newest follower!

  7. 2 of my fave bloggy buddies use Live Writer...I have not converted yet..but I hear it is amazing! I use blogger in draft and it lets me upload all of my photos at once...but it does give me problems. I also work on wordpress for another blog - don't get me started on that one.

    Thanks for the resource and for coming by my blog!
    504 Main

  8. I have been wanting to try Live Writer. Your post has prompted me to try it.

  9. Wow! What a beautiul quilt!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  10. Great quilt! I'm so jealous!

    I never have a problem uploading multiple photos in blogger.


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