5 Reasons To Try Windows Live Writer

by Susan

Windows Live WriterDo you panic when you’re stuck without WiFi?

Yes, we mom bloggers can be rather addicted to high speed 24 hour connectivity. And ironically it seems that at conferences the WiFi is often terrible if it’s available at all.

It’s 2 am and I’m in my hotel room in San Diego for the BlogHer’11 conference. The first evening of BlogHer parties has just ended and the conference will officially begin in a few hours. The WiFi here in my room is weak so I’ve grabbed the Ethernet cable and am now cruising along.

I’m curious to see what the WiFi connections will be like tomorrow (or should I say today) during the conference sessions and throughout the Expo Hall. I don’t have high hopes.

But in case you didn’t know…

With Windows Live Writer you don’t have to be at the mercy of a weak or non-existent WiFi connection. You can blog like crazy throughout that conference session even if you’re offline and then as soon as you get connected, press Publish.

It’s very cool. Have you used it yet?

5 Reasons to Try Windows Live Writer

  1. You can write your blog post when you are offline, then connect and press Publish.
  2. You use Windows Live Writer as if it were a Word document.
  3. It’s compatible with Blogger, WordPress, Typepad and more.
  4. Adding videos and pictures is quick and easy.
  5. You can even watermark your photos in one simple step.

No WiFi?
No Problem.
Thanks Windows Live Writer.

Disclaimer: Janice and I have been sponsored by Windows to attend the BlogHer’11 conference.

Written by Susan Carraretto, Mom Blogger and 5 Minutes For Mom Co-Founder
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 My Meddling Mind August 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

I was not aware of windows live writer, thank you!

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2 Tiffany (As For My House) August 5, 2011 at 8:49 am

It has frustratingly little information on the pages you can access before agreeing to download it.

For instance — it works with WordPress? Does that only mean the blogs hosted at WordPress, or does that also include my WordPress blog I host on my own domain?

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3 Dianna August 5, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’ve been using it for a long while now and I absolutely love it. It has made blogging so simple for me and not as time consuming. :)

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4 Lolli August 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm

OK – you’ve convinced me. I haven’t tried it yet because my main computer is a Mac (shh) but my travel computers are both PCs. Must download now!

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5 Heidi August 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I really like Live Writer. It’s saved me a TON of stress over the past year or so!

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6 Nolie August 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I have tried it but still can not wrap my head around using it. I know people who use it religiously but not me. I don’t even remember the last time I opened it. Though I can totally see how awesome it would be to have if no internet connection. You would be able to blog when the idea strikes no matter what.

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7 Melissa August 9, 2011 at 1:09 am

LOVE Windows Live Writer! I think everyone should be using it!

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8 Julie August 10, 2011 at 12:52 am

I’ve been using it for a couple years and I adore it! I makes inserting pictures so much easier, and it supports multiple blog accounts too.

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