Blogger Supports XML-RPC Protocol which enables 3rd part Clients to make posts on Blogger.One of the Best Blogging Clients is Windows Live Writer.It comes for free.They just need you to have a windows live id(Sign up for one if you don’t have any)
What is Windows Live Writer?
Its a Software which lets you to make posts to your blog from your desktop.This Software has a very simple and easy to use post editor with live preview and a bunch of very useful features
1.Easy Upload of Images with Effects Watermarks and Borders
Live Writer Allows you to easily add pictures.In addition to that you can also add watermarks,effects, and special borders to your pictures.See this pic.I have added some watermarking and black and white effect to this photo.I have also added some special border effects
2.Easy Upload of Videos.
Live Writer allows you to easily upload your videos.You can post your video files to youtube and soapbox from this software and publish it on your blog.In addition you can also embed existing youtube videos onto your blog posts
3.Offline Editing is possible Windows live writer helps you to make posts offline and publish it when you want to. You will also get a live preview feature.
4.Availability of Plugins
There are lots of plugins available for Windows Live Writer.Some of them which i use are
a)Table Plugin – This plugin helps us to easily insert tables to our blog posts.See this demo table. :)
|Image Upload||borders,Watermarking and other effects|
|Video Upload||Upload videos to youtube or use existing youtube videos|
|Availability of plugins||choose plugins that match your needs|
b) Code Plugin – This Plugin allows you to insert code into your blog posts.If you are a programmer who posts code snippets in posts,then this will surely be useful.As a demo check out the code presentation at my label cloud post
There are many more plugins available. You can check them out yourself – List Of Plugins
5.Make multiple Posts at the Same Time. – You can run multiple copies of windows live writer at the same time
6. More Options for Hyper links. – There are more options for making link.You can opt to open link in new window,add title to the link and add nofollow tags and lots more.If you are a noob to Windows Live Writer(like me) just take a look at some of these tips - Windows Live Writer Tips
Did i miss out any nice features or plugins?? Or did i miss out any annoyances?? If i did please let me know so that i can update this post.
A very special thanks to Prasannajeet who brought me back to Windows Live Writer.I haven’t been using this for long.