Using a Blog Editor

Finding the right tools to use when blogging can make all the difference in the world. The right tools can make everything so much easier to do. Of course the right tools vary from person to person.

A tool a lot of people use is a blog editor to manage publishing their posts and articles. There are two type of editor, online and offline editors.  Both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages and it is up to you to choose the one that is right for you.

Offline Blog Editors

Offline blog editors are normally installed and ran from your computer locally.  These have text editors allowing you to perform basic word processing operations.  Basically you create your blog content from your local computer and not through your blog administration panel. Offline blog editors are can be beneficial to those who have limited Internet connection since it allows you to manage the content of your blog without needing a connection to the Internet.  Of course to actually post the content to your blog you will need an Internet connection.

So offline editors include:

  • Blog Desk – Blog Desk is a free offline WYSIWYG editor that works with WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine.  There is also a Image Wizard included with allows you to insert images in your posts and crop, resize, rotate, shadow, etc. the images.  Blog Desk also supports tags and allows you to get custom fields in WordPress.
  • Windows Live Writer – Windows Live Writer is also a In altri giochi di casino , basati unicamente sulla fortuna come come roulette o slot machine, questo non e assolutamente. free offline editor that Window and Office user will probably like.  It also allows you to assign tags, use custom fields in WordPress, and allows you to add video.
  • Qumana – Qumana is a little different in that it is a blog editor that allows you to cross publish posts and add keyword ads in your posts with just one click.  It also has integrated tags and even works with Blogger.  It is also free.

Online Blog Editors

Online blog editors are editors that you use online such as your blog’s editor in the administration area.  The nice thing about online blog editor is that there is no software to install on your computer.  It is all internet based.

  • Weppad – Weppad is an online blog editor that you actually install on your servers.  It not only allows you to post to your blog but also to email or upload files, and has a find and replace feature.
  • WriteToMyBlog – WriteToMyBlog is a website where you can type up your blog posts and have them automatically uploaded to your blog.  You post to mulitple blogs at he same time and the service also allows you add photos from Flickr and videos from YouTube.
  • ScribeFire – ScribeFire is actually a Firefox addon that allows you to publish to your blog.
  • Flock – This browser has a blog editor built in.

I usually type up my posts in Microsoft Word and then copy it over to my blog.  Of course there is usually some formatting issues I have to fix.  I am trying out a few of the editors listed above and still if any of them will help make the process easier.  I have tried Blog Desk and Windows Live Writer but think I would prefer an online editor.

What about you?  Do you use a blog editor to construct your posts?