Blogging takes time. Wouldn’t it be great to speed up the time it takes to post articles? Well, thanks to Microsoft’s ‘Windows Live Writer’, posting is a whole lot quicker. And, best of all, this great Blogging tool is free to download and use.
I have many WordPress Blogs and logging in to each Blog to post takes time. Of course it is possible to paste from a Word document into a new post but this still takes time especially when including an image or video. I have also tried to setup Word 2007 to Blog but the whole ‘Picture Options’ settings (i.e. ‘Upload URL’ and ‘Source URL’) is one of the greatest mysteries known to mankind it seems.
I use the awesome ‘Windows live Mail’ as my default email application and love it for it’s ease of use and ability to manage multiple email accounts so decided to give its cousin, ‘Windows Live Writer’, a go for posting to my various Blogs. Well, I am happy to say that ‘Windows Live Writer’ makes posting a whole lot quicker especially if you have multiple Blogs. All one does is author the post/article and then publish to any number of pre-defined Blogs (and defining the blogs is made very simple). Just remember to enable ‘Atom Publishing Protocol’ and ‘XML-RPC’ in your WordPress install.