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Desktop Blogging

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:

Blogging from the Desktop

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: jrgpublic@goold.net.


Judy Kay-WolffMay 4th, 2013 at 10:42

Hi John:

I think the new fangled stuff is just marvelous (for the younger set who are so computer savvy). However, for an old lady, I am happy with Windows Live Writer (which took me five years to learn) but I am doing fine on it — so I will pass. If I get stuck, you’ll be hearing from me.

Thanks for your wonderful clarification.


Judy Kay-WolffMay 5th, 2013 at 11:21

Thanks, JRG.

I already did “get stuck” and you rose to the occasion. You’re great.

LuiseMay 10th, 2013 at 10:44

This comment is unrelated to your blog but is another area of interest for me — I wonder how many readers use the “subscribe to our blogs” RSS feed to receive daily blogs automatically delivered to their reading devices. The RSS feed that we link to uses Yahoo Pipes and doesn’t always work properly and doesn’t consistently pick up the feeds of all of our bloggers.

If many people use this RSS feature, it would be nice if the BridgeBlogging installation of WordPress provided its own combined RSS feed that included the blogs from all users. Of course if no-one uses this feature, this development work would be a waste of money.

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