Test Post for using Windows Live Writer

I learnt of some time back and it seemed to be quite a useful little tool for blog writing. Unfortunately, upon installation, I found that I couldn’t connect to the Blogger API via my firewall and you can’t load the editor, even to draft, without the initial connection.

From my home network I initialised the connection to the Blogger API and now I can write blog posts from within Live Writer. The features seem perfectly adequate, quite slick overall and all the bells and whistles I could want. The main question though, is can I publish through the firewall? If I can, then when did the initialisation fail? And if I can’t then how do the other blog writing tools manage to post to Blogger without problems?

Watch this space…

Rubbish! Ten million pieces of crappy blog authoring software and the only decent one uses a method of posting that doesn’t work through a corporate firewall. Oh well.