5 Reasons To Try Windows Live Writer

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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  1. says

    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?

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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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