Blogging on the Move

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Pat4Neil, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Pat4Neil


    Sep 28, 2008
    Like many of you we have a Blog.

    When I started it It appeared that I had two choices when selecting the options for bloging.

    Option 1 Go for a full online program such as Blogger etc

    Option 2 Create my own web blog on a program on my PC/ Laptop which is then uploaded to a bit of web space.

    Both have there advantages and disadvantages

    The main disadvantage with option 1 was that you had to be online to write a blog. Despite trying to pre write my blog in programs such as MS Word , the moment I copied the text and Photos into Blogger, it lost all its formatting and integrity. This is a well documented problem.

    However whislst reading a never ending thread on a blogging on the blogger Forum I came accross a program called MS Live Writer.

    I had never heard of it before, so I downloaded it ( Free ) and so far it looks great.

    Its a simple Offline Blog authoring program that looks very similar to MS Word.

    You set up an coount so that it sincs with your blog on command.

    It gives you the ability to be offline and write your blog, add photos, videos etc and format text and so on. Then you can either save it to your hard drive for completeion later or chose to upload it to your blog either as a draft or fully published, using its own FTP program.

    You can preview the entry before you send it up.

    So far it has passed all the tests regarding appearnce , formatting and useability.

    Has anyone else used this program, or am I the last to know about it.

    If so what did you think of it.

  2. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Feb 27, 2011
    Wordpress has a facility to post via email.
    You can write the blog on your computer then email it.

    Not sure how/if it handles pictures though.

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