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.