I have heard MANY people complaining about the way photos are uploaded to Blogger and asking how to make that easier, but other than cutting and pasting the HTML, there didn’t seem to be a way to insert photos into a post rather than just upload them and move them from the top to where you want them. It’s honestly maddening, and one of the main reasons I’ve contemplated moving to another platform.
I’m about to let you in on a little secret… I’ve found the way to make it work! Many of you may know about this already, but I’m willing to bet that many of you are thinking, “Tell me already!!”
Ok, here it is: Windows Live Writer
Yeah, I know. Sorta blows the mind, but it’s a little program that you download to your computer for free that allows you to write blog posts offline and will publish it to your blog when finished.
It will even publish the same post to multiple blogs if you want.
I’m sure this looks familiar. But, where is that image added?
That’s right, if you use Blogger, it’ added at the top. Pain in the butt, isn’t it?
Well, you could edit the HTML and cut and paste the image where you want it, or you could just do this…
Add a photo in Writer and it inserts the image right where your cursor was sitting, all in the format that your blog uses, Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, TypePad or anything else that tickles your fancy.
Easy Peasy. Besides putting the photos where you actually want them, you can insert photos from Flickr, work offline, and publish right from your desktop.
No, Windows Live Writer isn’t sponsoring this post, but I am all about the easy and this makes writing on Blogger easier for me.
Give it a shot and tell me what you think!