A Little Blogging Tip…Windows Live Writer

Hey sweet friends!  This little tip may not be news to some of you, but for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, I just wanted to tell y’all a little bit about

 Windows Live Writer. 

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I’ve been using Live Writer for my personal and domestic blogs for the last year & a half or so {and of course, this little blog, too}. I originally started using it because Blogger was SO frustrating when it came to uploading pictures. It would take FOR.E.VER & I was WAY too impatient for all that!  Then I got hooked on the Live Writer format and now it’s all I use for all 3 blogs :) 

Live Writer is a free download and you can check it out HERE.

In my opinion, it’s MUCH easier to use than Blogger…quicker, too!  I can add borders to my pictures…arrange them in little photo albums…add text to my pics…and make my pictures any size I want.  Editing posts is easier, the format is cleaner…overall, I just like it a whole lot!  HA! 

Anyway, just thought I’d throw that out there incase any of you are looking for a quicker way to blog :)

Happy Monday!!

29 comments:

  1. Love it girl. WIsh I would have known about using Power Point for the TpT stuff too. I love that are so smart! Thanks friend. :)

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  2. Hey, thanks!!! I'm going to check that out right now!

    First Grade Frame of Mind

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! I am definitely going to be using it from now on.

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  4. Terrific! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tip and the sweet comment you left on my blog!
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  5. Thanks for the info. We will have to try it.
    BusyBees

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  6. OOOO! I can't wait to try it...thanks for teaching me a tech-tidbit!!! Will give YOU the credit when I go back to school and teach my staff :)

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  7. A new toy to play with. Thanks.
    Lorena

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  8. I want to try this out...but my mac is making angry faces at me about it :( any tips for using this with a macbook??
    It looks so awesome!

    Ms. Thomas :)

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  9. This is good to know. I'm a new blogger and have found adding pictures to my posts a bit frustrating. I will be checking this out!

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  10. I'm so excited to try this out- I had no idea! Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Thanks for sharing! Just downloaded it and can't wait to give it a try :)

    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

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  12. I can't wait to try this out! Blogger can be a little difficult for a new blogger like myself! Thanks for the tip!
    Lisa
    First Class With Mrs. Mac

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  13. Thanks for the tip I am going to try it out- you are so right Blogger is so anoying!!

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  14. Love it so far.. how do you put the pictures side by side?

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  15. Wishing this was pre primer and primer! This is adorable!!!!!

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  16. What program do you use to make all your cute labels (especially the water bottle labels?!) I NEED IT!! :)

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  17. Hmmm... I'll have to check it out! I've been using Blogger for about a month and haven't had any issues, but... maybe it's time to find something even easier! Thanks!

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  18. This is great! Thanks for sharing. I'm new to blogging so I will take any tips I can get. I'm basically teaching myself. Do you still save all of your blog information (followers, posts, and downloads)or do you have to start fresh
    Thanks-
    Lauren
    www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com
    Come check out my blog and share with me! You are one of my favorite classrooms on my blog!

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to check it out. :)

    sweettimein1stgrade.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you so much!!! This is so much easier. :)

    Stacey
    http://ramblingsofafirstgradeteacher.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love easier, I will be trying it out! Thanks for the tech tip.
    Barb
    meet me at the zoo...
    kinderzoo

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  22. Thanks for sharing this tip. Will this help prevent Blogger from auto-rotating my images? I'm growing rather frustrated with picking my favorite pictures only to find that I can't use them because they'll be sideways. UGH! I'm totally trying this! THANK YOU!!

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  23. Tried it, loved it and thanks for taking time to blog about it! Between Windows Live Writer and learning about the snippet tool from my son, my life has changed for the better! Thanks again!
    Kim at SaylorsLog

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing this! I've been visiting a lot of blogs this summer and have been wanting to make my own. I couldn't really figure it out but this program made it so easy! I just made my first entry tonight!
    http://focusonfirst.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Popping by to say Hi. You were spotlighted in my Blog Mix Linky Party.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  26. I'm pretty sure the reason I wasn't blogging as often was due to blogger just not being blogger friendly. I absolutely LOVE Windows Live Writer. Thank you SO very much for sharing this secret. I now have no reason to NOT blog and I get to use all my cute fonts too! :) Thanks Cara!!

    Keeping Up With Katie

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  27. Thank you so much! You save me so much time Cara!

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  28. Cara-I have started using live to blog and love it. But...do you always add pictures from your computer? I cannot get it to connect to an online album {eg. Picasso} ANy advice?

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  29. Can you tell me where you got your template you use for your blog? I want something bright and friendly like yours!

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