Learning New Programs

I just now installed . I had it on the tower, and loved it, but never got around to installing it on here, the laptop. Woo hoo!! I’m so glad to have it once again in my possession. 🙂


  • It’s simple and and learn.
  • It’s easy to set up.
  • You can set it up to use your theme, so you can easily preview what your post is going to look like.
  • All of your basic functions are available, just like in your web-based panel.


  • It can sometimes have problems finding your theme.
  • For some people, the fact that it’s a Windows program bothers them.
  • It’s another program you have to install.

What’s your favorite non-web-based blogging platform? Why do you enjoy it so much? Let me know, so I can check it out.


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4 thoughts on “Learning New Programs”

  1. I’m a big fan of blog desk. It’s free, simple, can handle multiple blogs, allows editing existing posts, future dating…etc, etc. I’ve used it whenever I’ve used an offline editor for a couple years now.

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  2. @ Mike
    Thanks!! I’m hoping to get several different programs to look at, so I can do a compare and contrast post. Adding Blog Desk to the list 🙂

  3. I use BlogDesk as well. It’s what I have been using for a couple years now.

    It may not look as visually pretty as Windows Live Writer, but I enjoy it’s simplicity, easiness to setup any type of blogs, and most importantly, how I don’t even have to open my browser or log into my blog admin in order to make a post.

    My favourite feature of BlogDesk that I have recently found out about, but haven’t put to use all that often yet, is the “More” feature, where I can type a small section of a new blog post, acting as a preview to the subject, but then continue on with the subject and write in “More”. Once posted, it will provide a link for the reader to choose to read the rest of the post, or just skip onto reading the rest of the other posts. I like this feature as it makes the blog seem less cluttered, makes it seem like the posts aren’t long, and allows for less scrolling and more posts per page.

    I honestly can’t think of any cons.

    But another favourite feature with BlogDesk is the ability to add images, but in addition to that, the choices attached to do this, such as: resizing photos (big, medium, small, thumbnail or customize the size), crop, rotate & flip, add various shadows & borders, edit colors (convert to B&W), change Text Alignment. Also, you can have the image wizard convert the format you’d like to post it as, change the name and description if you wish.

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  4. @ Tans
    Sounds just like LiveWriter, so definitely will need to check it out. Thanks for giving me more information on it 🙂

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