A couple of months ago, a blogging friend, Marit published an instructional post regarding using Windows Live Writer rather than Blogger. I tried to accomplish all that she was saying, but between the silly translation of her page, and my own clumsiness, it just didn't work for me. But now it's a new year and I'm game, so here's my first attempt using Windows Live Writer.
I begin to get rather antsy around this time every year.
I'm almost to the point where I can't wait to get all the holiday decorations put away and the house back to normal.
So while they're still out and cheering me, I'd like to share some of my holiday accoutrements before they go away.
This is an Eldreth Pottery limited edition Santa, 2002 or 2003 and was given to me by a friend as a birthday gift.
One of my favorite glass votive candle holders sits on the end of the mantel in the dining room. I love how it looks when it's lit. I bought from an interior designer on Ocracoke Island, NC. I love the band around the top.
Holiday goings-on are beginning to settle down a bit. Not that they were in any way hectic for us this year. It's been fairly quiet and right now, quiet is fine with me after the autumn that we've had.
This is a mercury glass votive that I bought on sale at Macy's this year. It's quite large for a votive holder.
At its base is a glass cranberry wreath.
The holidays just glow, don't they?
This was something I made on Tabblo. It's a little photo cube. I did a couple this year with winter scenes. Not a good photo, but my flash was involved so I'll blame it on that.
Thanks to all the visitors and friends I've met this past year. If you're sitting there reading this right now and you've been thinking about starting your own blog, then I'd like to encourage you to JUST DO IT. Try it! If you don't like it, delete it.
You know who you are. You're a person who really wants to write or to share their photography, or maybe you just want to connect with people. When I started out, I googled the words "how do I start a blog?" And up came a wealth of information.
I'm still fairly inept at all the technical stuff, but I can load photos and manipulate my header and sidebars and believe me, if I can do it, then you can.
And look. I think I'm actually learning Windows Live Writer.
And that's all I have to say about that.
Except for this: I've been back and forth in and out of this post using WLW and I'm not quite sure about it yet. I don't yet know how to auto post. And I'm wondering what happens in Blogger if I should go into a post that way rather than this way. All hell could break lose! So I'll keep you posted.
One thing I have noticed is that if you open this blog up in Mozilla Firefox, the post looks all over the place. But open it up in Windows Explorer and everything is where it should be. Sigh.
Amen and Until tomorrow, my friends . . .