Windows Live Writer

Today I was encouraged to try Windows Live Writer as a way to create blog entries. So this is my first test entry using Live Writer which is supposed to be able to publish the entries directly to the blog without me actually having to visit the blog admin page at all.

First feature that is nice is that the keyboard shortcut for adding hyperlinks is the one I am used to (Ctrl+K) which is shared with Word and Expression Web.

Unfortunately I don’t see a download for a plug in to create Technorati tags. That could be quite useful and if I have time, and that is a big IF, I might look in to writing one myself.


  1. There is one! What about Insert Tags?

  2. Ah…. There it is! 🙂

  3. Scott says:

    The more you use it, the more you will like it. I’ve been using it since it was first publicly available and won’t use anything else. Check out this post for a list of very useful plugins, as well.

  4. Ben Hall says:

    Live Writer has changed my blogging life for the better, it really is a good product (however it could be better…).If your interested in how to create plugins, I have done a series of posts:

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