If you are a blogger, it is important to have installed a good client software platform to draft your blog articles so that the articles really stand out and look professional. The online editors provided by the blogging services such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad and LiveJournal are OK (in a pinch); however, they are no match when it comes to using blogging software that you install on your PC. In my humble opinion, the top dog out there in this category is Windows Live Writer (FREE from Microsoft). As a matter of fact, if my memory serves me, TechPaul at Tech-for Everyone put me onto Windows Live Writer, early on, when I became active in the blogging circuit. To put it simply, I would not blog without it.
Most recently Microsoft released a more refined (and much improved) version of Windows Live Writer called Windows Live Writer 2011 which looks very similar to something you would see in the newer versions of Microsoft Office (ribbon toolbar interface and all). In a nutshell Windows Live Writer 2011 is a full scale editor designed specifically for bloggers.
To use Windows Live Writer, assuming you already have an account setup with one of the blogging services and your blog template is already setup online, you simply start by running the Windows Live Writer software. The first time you run it you will be prompted to add your blog account information such as username and password. After you have accomplished that small task, Windows Live Writer will automatically log into your online account and will identify and subsequently setup the editor to match your online web page template.
The whole purpose of Windows Live Writer 2011 is to give you the ability to draft your articles on your computer, then the ability to upload the drafts to your online account. There is so much more that you can do with Windows Live Writer compared to the online editors. If you are a serious blogger, and want to make blogging a joyful experience, then this is one application that you must have.
To read and learn more about Windows Live Writer 2011, [ click here ] .