Monday, June 29, 2009

Windows Live Writer

In preparation for last week's blog makeover, I'd moved some of the sites I’d linked in my former sidebar off the blog and into my Favorites folder on my laptop. How sad that the sites that I’d listed under “Sites I Love to Surf” hadn’t been visited (by me; of course they get huge traffic) in a sweet forever.

So I’ve been spending some time refamiliarizing myself with them, and I found this gem over at Today’s Creative Blog: Windows Live (which is free to download, and which I already had on my computer) has a feature called Writer.

It is SO cool!

I’m only scratching the surface of what it can do, but so far, I’m loving that I can now blog on what acts like a Word screen – I can change fonts, use quote blocking….I tell you, for this writer, it’s like coming home. =)

And check out this photo:

Come and get me!

I cropped it, sharpened it, used something called color pop, framed it, tilted it, and watermarked it! I, so far, like this as much as, if not more than, Picasa and Piknic.

The only detrimental thing so far is that ever since I started using WLW, my scheduled posts are not publishing automatically like they are supposed to. Anyone have a solution or suggestion to offer on that?

Anyway. I know this is about the geekiest post I’ve made y’all endure, well, pretty much ever, but I just thought I’d share. Maybe all you fellow bloggers will enjoy playing with this as much as I am.

(Like was all needed another way to waste time on the computer ~ hah!)


Sara said...

I'm wishing Doug weren't on vacation this week so i could sit around & play with that without him hovering! LOL Looks awesome, Mon! As for your problem...I have no clue. I'm lucky I've figured out how to blog!

Kendra said...

I love it! What a great picture of Seth! That looks like so much fun to play around with pictures like that.
But -if you can't tell by the fact that I am over a week behind in catching up with blogs, internet and computer time are NOT in abundance for me lately! HA! Someday though...