Project 2012: Day 12
Chances are if you’re reading this you’re either already a blogger, have decided it’s not for you, or may be considering getting into blogging. If you are a blogger, what do you reckon is your best blogging tool?
For me there are two choices:
1) For really simple blogging (although powerful enough for most) I use Posterous. For posts (or pages) you simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any attachment or link in your email is automagically converted into an embedded item.
2) For my main WordPress and work blogs, I use Windows Live Writer. You can get this off the web for free, it posts to most blog platforms, and has plugins readily available for those not on the list.
I’ve been using this tool for almost 4 years now, and it has stood the test of time. The interface is unadorned, inspiring good writing, yet it is simple to enrich your posts (and pages) with rich text and media.
I love the fact that you can use it offline, yet still synch with your blog account. Also that you can specify post date (and time).
I love the ease that you can embed media, not to mention modify code if you really need to.
And did I mention it’s free.
Check it out…
The only issue is that WLW only runs on Windows. There is no (free or otherwise) Mac tool that comes close, so I have to run a Windows Virtual Machine on my MBP every time I blog…