Saturday, April 4, 2009

How to: Managing multiple blogs with Windows Live Writer

A couple of people have asked me how I manage and maintain my blog posts on both Windows Spaces and blogspot, so predictably, I thought I will blog that myself.

I use Windows Live Writer to write my blogs. The tool is quite useful. Once you install the software, you get the option to configure your blogs. If you do not set all the accounts the first time, don’t worry, you can always access it from Tools –> Accounts. You get the following dialog.


As you can see, I have both my accounts configured. To add an account click add and the rest of it pretty self explanatory. Once you have added the account, you should be able to see the accounts you have added under the Blogs menu.


The Live Writer tool also loads the themes you have configured which helps you see exactly how your blog will look. The tick needless to say indicates the current blog you are writing to. Once you are finished writing the blog, publish the blog, go to the blogs menu select the other blogs you want to publish it to and click publish again. As easy as that!!!

I have not tested the software in Windows 7 yet. I will do that pretty soon and post my results here!! So keep visiting. Happy Blogging.