Friday, January 29, 2010

Testing Blogo

I am trying to find a replacement for Live Writer! I have a Mac and I am most anxious to use it to its full capacity. I am having trouble..... I find the blogger ok but it just takes so long to upload the pictures that I forget what I am writing about. Live Writer just snaps them right into place and allows some editing and enhancement right on the spot! I loved the ability to watermark the photos.
So what's a girl to do? I will probably have some non-essential posts while I figure this out. I am going to play with pictures now!

I would be interested in knowing what programs other Mac users like for blogging. Meanwhile I shall keep studying and doing research.


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Carol, I have a Mac too but I just use blogger to write my posts. Maybe you are already doing this. There is an updated editor you can use and loading pics is so much easier, you can easily make them larger too. Go to settings from your dashboard, and scroll down to the bottom under global settings, and click on updated editor. Let me know how it goes.

susan said...

You can't use Live Writer with your Mac? Oh dear! I like it so much better than blogger. Actually, I use both. I write in live writer, transfer it to Blogger for last tweaking and then publish. Good luck!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I just use Blogger with the updated editor. I'm so busy Blogging though, I hardly hae time to investigate how to make it easier or better. Not much help, am I?

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
I use Blogger to write all my posts, but I first resize all my photos in Photoshop Elements before I upload them to my post. I change them to 72 dpi with a maximum of 8" for the largest dimension. They upload quickly, and can be clicked on to make them larger if someone wants to see them in more detail.
Hope this helps.
PS. Recuperating from gall bladder surgery has kept me from SWI, but I hope to get there some time next week. Hope to see you there!

Kathleen said...

I was just talking about this today with another blogger.
I could never go back to composing in Blogger after using Live Writer. It is night and many options, and so easy.
I am thinking of getting a Mac, as this barely 3 y o Dell has cost me a lot of $$ and time.
You can't use Live Writer on Mac?
I will be interested to see what you find out..
How do you like the Mac so far??

Kathleen said...

The software is available for Windows Vista and XP only but you may run Writer on a Mac as well via VMWare Fusion. Not sure about Linux support though.

I just found that you can use Live Writer via VMWare Fusion...I have no clue what that means though! :)

Jackie said...

Morning Carol

Got the blog OK this morning. Maybe the problem was that you posted and then deleted. Good luck with the Mac, I know nothing about them, but I always use Blogger for my posts, the updated version is much better for positioning the photographs etc...

Have a great weekend, we have sunshine here this morning but it was sooooooooooo cold during the night!! Jackie in UK.

Kathleen said...

Hi Carol,
Came back to see if you got any more opinions..:)
Below 20 here in Long Island..too cold for me!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Thanks for all the comments. I did check out VM fusion. One of the charms of the Mac is no viruses! Once the windows programs come on board you have to have virus protection. I am still checking out the Available Mac programs. The writing of the blog is not the issue. I want to have the ability to play with the pictures once I have chosen to insert them.

I will keep trying!

Meg said...

Hi Carol,
Glad I stopped by. I have wanted a Mac for a long time but I am not sure of any of the problems with blogging or picture editing so it will be interesting to find out what you learn. I thought the graphics on the mac were better and the folks I know have no trouble with them. Blessings Meg


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