I remembered a podcast a while back that mentioned an upgrade to the Windows Live Essentials.  I have used that before to download Live Messenger and Live Photo Gallery but I didn’t install the entire suite of programs.  One of the programs mentioned was Live Writer which could be used for blogs.  Since I wasn’t doing a blog back then, I didn’t think about it.  But, I decided to take a look for this effort.

I was very impressed.  It felt very familiar since it looked like Microsoft Word.  All the common typing tools were present, especially spell check.  I was able to link it to my WordPress blog by making the change Live Writer recommended to the Remote Publishing setting.

I also liked the easy of setting categories and tags.