Windows Live Writer

I’ve been blogging for over two years and just found this program about 6 months ago! If you haven’t tired it I highly recommend it. It’s called Windows Live Writer and it opens up all sorts of creative things for bloggers. Like what?

Like an album of photos arranged in any order you like! If you click on the picture it opens up a different screen showing all the photos. Click the back arrow to return to my post. Mooch is my poster girl for the purpose of this demo…







Or, let’s say you want to show a map of a city or location you’re blogging about….you can do it!



San Francisco, California


Or, you can insert a table with pictures! Just make sure the size of the table isn’t larger than 375 to 400 width for blogger.

How to make a carry me bag from a Honey Bun Roll

Honey Bun Roll

Chelsea loves to sew but she wants to go to bed!


Time to add that Timtex!
Insert Timtex

A finished bag!

Carry me bag





Or you can insert pictures and make them FANCY! I make sure all my photos are around 375 width and they work just fine.













Windows Live Writer is like using Microsoft Word. It’s so great! You can save your post in draft form, or publish whenever you’re ready. Just set the publish date for your choice!

When you sign up you will have lots of choices of different things to add. I suggest just selecting Live Writer for now. You can always go back and add more when ready. Here you go. Sign up, give your blog address and you’ll be ready. You’ll have to play with it to figure it out…

Windows Live


Have a great weekend!


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  • CJ - Interesting! Anything to make blogger more user friendly! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - That is awesome, I will play with it tomorrow, thanksReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Looks like a lot of fun! I can tell you had a great time playing with it!ReplyCancel

  • Kaaren - I've been using it for about 5 months now, Anne. It certainly is user friendly. When you upload a photo, it automatically is enlarge-able just by clicking on it…don't have to do anything special.

    I'm still in the learning stages with WLW but I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Thank You for this information! I am always searching for new ways to do things with blogging.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Hays - I just need to ask Anne, is all of your fabric that neat, tidy, and organized? The pictures of the fabric are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tip and I'm so sorry that I got sidelined by the pictures themselves, but my goodness I love how organized you are! Have a great week!


  • Christine Thomas - That looks fun…I don't blog but I want to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Shasta - I've heard other people use that, but never really understood why. Thanks for the tip! It does sound like a lot of fun. I especially like the collage picture idea.ReplyCancel

  • judycolby - Thanks! I've always had a hard time moving photos with blogger. This is much easier.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - I have been using Live Writer for the past few months and really like it. It is so much easier than posting directly from Blogger.ReplyCancel

  • Deb - That's really interesting. I've wanted to find something like that, so I'm really glad that you posted this!ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - Fun fun! I don't have a blog but I like all those features you used (especially Mooch's section).ReplyCancel

  • What Comes Next? - Mooch is a wonderful model! This looks interesting – something more to look at since I've only just created a blog, and it's all learning at this point! Thanks Anne – love your blog, love the tips!ReplyCancel

  • LilyHaven - That is so cool! I've never used that before. Thank you for sharing. Isn't the blog world fun? :)ReplyCancel

  • dana - I am so excited!! First, I was so interested in your explanation of Windows Live Writer—I hope I can do that!! Second, my friend and I were vendors at a tiny flea market yesterday at a quilt shop in Lee's Summit, Mo. The owner, Rita, had just hosted Primitives of the Midwest and our little sale was for the students who had been attending classes all week. Barb Allen, of Blackbird Designs (also a teacher of classes along with her business partner Alma Allen) was at the sale. I met her about the time she launched her pattern business with Alma…it was so great to visit with her again (we don't live too far apart). Third, I went inside the quilt shop later and noticed a couple of YOUR patterns I hadn't seen before–and I grabbed them up!! One is the Bitty Bird Pincushion and the other is the Bitty Squirrel Pincushion…they're adorable!

    Hope you are having a great summer! Dana of The Stone RabbitReplyCancel

  • dotti white - I am excited to try this, Anne! You are always full of wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Jo in TAS - Thanks for sharing the link, I'd love to add some variety into my posts!ReplyCancel

  • Balwearie - Great tip! I'll have to look into that because I'm not terribly keen on the way Blogger wants to format my stuff. Mooch looks just like my little Charlie cat — right down to the little white spot!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Oh I am going to have to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - I've had Live Writer for a long time, but I never use it. I wasn't really impressed with it, but you've given me hope. I'll try it again.