I'm an impatient man. Pretty much all of the patience I have these days is a direct result of developing for Windows and web platforms for the last 6 years. Let's be honest, that'll really only get you so far!
It should come as almost no surprise that I'm pretty critical when it comes to the myriad of tools that decorate my work day. This is the first of potentially many entries that will be authored with Windows Live Writer. I've decided to give this product a try. This post is just that, a product of me trying to figure out how this client side app works.
This mostly stems from the fact that the Blogger WYSIWYG editor is terrible to blog with. It renders/behaves inconsistently between IE7/FF/Safari and handles pictures poorly. It also lacks the ability to highlight and handle code snippets well.
Setting up Live Writer is pretty straight forward. The only real complicated step is trying to determine your Blogger Feed-Id.
To find your Blogger Feed Id:
1) Go to your blogger home page (ie. http://systemdotwhat.blogspot.com).
2) Right click and choose to 'View Source'.
3) You're looking for some text that looks something like below:
4) Use the feed id and you should be fine.