Since a comment seemed to indicate there was a question about Windows Live Writer and WordPress and other blogging services, I had to jot a quick post. Yes Windows Live Writer can be used for Blogger, WordPress and others it was never just Windows Live Spaces. The tool is a great little utility for blogging. Considering everyone’s reactions to Microsoft aligning with WordPress for the transfer/relinquishing of Windows Live Spaces seemed to get the talons out. I don’t work for Microsoft but I have been using the Windows Live Essentials for quite some time and Windows Live Writer has been supporting various blog platforms for some time. Currently I use it, well I have been blogging less but, for posting to Blogger, SharePoint and now WordPress. This leads me to another question? How many people ignore Windows Live Essentials? If so is it because “I don’t have a hotmail account?” The strength of the Windows Live Essentials has been its tight integration into the Windows platform while supporting competing products. Windows Live Mail is a great little email client that supports gmail, yahoo and other email systems (something I blogged about a few years ago – yes it has supported this for years – and has just gotten smoother to include the conversation view) , Windows Live Photo Gallery includes tools to upload to services such as Flickr, Picasa, etc… ; Windows Live Messenger allows communication with Yahoo and Facebook users… Seeing the pattern here?