A Blogger’s Nirvana – Windows Live Writer

If you are new to blogging, or even a seasoned professional, I highly suggest you take a look at Windows Live Writer. Even though it is still in beta, the application simply ROCKS!

Writer, integrates with a number of different blogging platforms including, Windows Live Spaces, Sharepoint, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Moveable Type, Community Server, and many other blogging services.

The application, is very easy to use and makes publishing blog posts easy.  There are a growing number of plugins available, to enhance your blogging experience. Already, there is support for Flickr, Technorati, Delicious, Videos, ScreenCapture, Snagit, tags, maps and tables

As Writer is still in beta, there is only support for an  American English dictionary. However, Scott provides an unsupported workaround, that will allow you to use a British dictionary for spell checking. Remember, this is an supported tweak though!

One of my favourite features is “offline blogging”. I can now blog anywhere, as Writer stores my posts locally and then publishes them directly to WordPress when I have an Internet connection! 

One Final Thing…  Its a FREE download

Download Windows Live Writer

Author: Jas

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. Currently working as AVG Technologies, Director of Communities and Online Engagement, he specialises in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. Prior to AVG, Jas launched the social media program for Microsoft’s MVP Award program. Jas holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems and has an MBA from Brunel University in London, England. You can follow Jas as @Jas on Twitter or on Google+