Just Testing...

I downloaded the "Windows Live Writer" application to test and see how it would work. This is my first attempt at making a post for FOF using it.

IMAG0013It installs on your PC, then downloads your blog layout into itself. Once that is complete, you can open it up, and start typing in a window that shows the exact format your blog is. (some are wider, some are narrower, etc...) You can preview what it is going to look like on your blog without having to actually upload it, and you can make all the tweaks, changes, and formats you want BEFORE having to upload the post to blogger. (I don't know about everyone else, but I end up posting, and editing, posting and editing... Sometimes up to 6 times just to get the layout looking "just right"). (As an example, I was able to adjust the size of the pic on your left so that it lined up with a paragraph (just like I wanted it to)

So far, I have to say this is not all that bad... Downloading and installing it was a bit of a pain (yes, I am still on dial-up).

It appears to let me add photos easily, and even "watermark" them!
(as you can plainly see in this photo of #5 of 5)

Bill, for moving photos around, this thing is the GREATEST!!! (We had a recent discussion about this...) Get in touch with me... I think you may really like this program.

This may also solve a problem that is plaguing my sister, and has been keeping her from using her blog to it's fullest!

I'll provide a full review after a few posts... But, from what I have seen so far, you may just want to give it a try.


  1. Very cute picture. Any kind of post with that picture would have worked.
    She is very photogenic.

  2. I agree with Dad Stuff about the cute picture but that said, I could really use something like this as I do the same thing as you when it comes to getting pictures just where I want them. I don't know how many times I have to edit and republish just to get things looking the way I want them to!

    Of course, it would really help if I weren't so anal-retentive and picky but if that were the case, I wouldn't be a very good dispatcher either!

    I'll be looking forward to your further review on this!

  3. I might have to come down and we can "review" this program over a six-pack!

  4. Dave, do you know is at Apple friendly? I would love something like that.

  5. Well, i looks like it is not. Do you know of one that might be?

  6. Jeff,

    I know most standard size trash cans are Apple McFriendly!

  7. Do I sense some jealousy Bill?

  8. Downloading it as I type! Thanks for passing this on, maybe I can make better use of my blog now too.


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