How to Effectively Blog Offline

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty- Red Stick Partners

Blogging Offline is something I commonly do.  In fact I write most of my blogs on Microsoft Word and copy and paste to AR or save it to post later.  Unfortunately, my format is usually disarranged when I do this.

I have found my answer!... Windows Live Writer


Windows Live Writer allows you to write your blog offline w/ photos, videos, maps, etc., preview what your post will look like, and then publish at a later time. 

The downside?  It will not post directly to ActiveRain.  However, it will post to other major blog services including Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, and more!  It may still help you out on ActiveRain if you syndicate from one of these other blog services. 

Try it out and let me know what you think!



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Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Spokane Wa Real Estate Expert I think copying your text offline is smart anyway so you have your info if something happened to AR.

Oct 03, 2008 10:14 AM #1
Lou Farris
Your Castle Real Estate, Inc! - Highlands Ranch, CO

Thanks for the suggestion. I also maintain several live, Geocities, and gmail sites, blogs, and such. This may save a lot of tme.


My best always,

Lou Farris, MBA, Realtor(R)

Oct 03, 2008 10:14 AM #2
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Sounds like a good idea.  It would save you from the uh-oh there is an error problem too.



Oct 03, 2008 10:25 AM #3
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

Lets try this again.....Sounds like a good idea as I too do everything in MS word

Oct 03, 2008 10:49 AM #4
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Clayton, MO

Hi Toni. I always write my blog posts on word first ...I'm going to go check this out now. Thanks.

Oct 03, 2008 11:25 AM #5
Jane Wallace
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver, CO
CRS | SRES, Denver Real Estate

Another way is to save your blog in Draft and Publish it when you are happy with the outcome

Oct 03, 2008 11:28 AM #6
Mei Loh-Becker

Hi! Toni - excellent tip for new bloggers like me. I just posted my first blog and took me three hours to post it  - still it didnt come out how I wanted it.

As you said it, I wrote mine on words too and yep, just like you said it, it wouldnt put out the same way. I have some basic html knowledge, I tried that - that too didnt work! I was up till 3am, when I finally said that's it - this is NOT productive. I'm just going to post it and make it look best I can for now till I find tips from other bloggers.

So thanks, great tips - I'm working on a new piece on Feng Shui our listings, so will come in very handy - its downloading as we blog.

Oct 21, 2008 05:55 AM #7
Scott Hoen - Carson City, NV
COO, Hollywood Title Company 714-270-9607

will look at it -- I also do some quick blogs and save as a draft and come back to it later when ready to finish and publish

Oct 21, 2008 06:34 AM #8
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