BridgeBlogging.com uses the WordPress multi-site blogging software to support our bloggers.
WordPress is extremely popular software that is used to power websites around the world (a recent simple one I set up for a non-profit organization is CornerstoneHousingSociety.ca). We assist our bloggers with the initial set-up of a blog, but then it is up to you, the bridge blogging blogger, to write blog “posts”. Each post is like a small article.
Despite many people finding it easy to create, edit and submit posts using the standard WordPress visual editor, there are many others that find it confusing or awkward, or simply that it doesn’t suit how they like to work.
Some of you use an alternative method, such as using Windows Live Writer.
I’m not sure how many of our bridge bloggers are interested in such alternatives, but I have done some investigation. It is a large topic and so I have split it up into a number of topics on my bridge blog. The initial entry point to the discussion is:
Currently I haven’t provided a lot of How To information or pictures of what windows and dialogs look like (and the presentation could probably be spruced up a little). I’d appreciate your feedback. If enough people are interested, I will do additional work on the topic, including picking what I think is the best solution for each platform. If you already use a desktop solution, I would love to hear about it and your experience using it — that would clearly help make the discussion better.
If you prefer not to comment on-line, by all means send me an e-mail message: email@example.com.