Blogging Kindergarten

Blogging Kindergarten

It’s been fun to help my wife set-up her blog and teach her how to use WordPress and find things to write about.

She’s really picked it up quickly, despite her claims that she’s still in “blogging kindergarten” – which is a great way to describe what it’s like to first start blogging.

While WordPress has come a long way recently, and it’s interface is relatively intuitive – I did a complete training session on using it in just one hour, today – it’s still somewhat cumbersome to use.

One of the best tools I ever installed, to help with blogging, is Windows Live Writer. Yes, a Microsoft product! If you’ve not tried it before, it’s a free tool that works with just about any blogging platform.  Here are some highlights:

  • You can easily switch between a rich text interface, raw HTML code, or even see how the post will look on your site, before publishing.
  • Add images to your post and select margins, alignment, size, linking options and much more.
  • Automatic spell check and correction!
  • Insert tags, select categories, add maps, and so much more.

So, how can I add 10+ blog posts a day? Windows Live Writer my friend!

ByAndy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expert™. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.

    3 Comments for “Blogging Kindergarten”
    1. With your ringing endorsement of WLW I attempted to use it with my Blogger blog, but it wasn’t compatible. Bummer because it sure does look pretty cool.

    2. I think I may have graduated from blog kindergarten by including my first photo in a post. I hope to complete the first grade by the end of April. 🙂

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