This morning on Twitter, a group of us were talking about Microsoft’s just-announced plans for Windows Live.
During the course of that conversation, several of us who are in the business of blogging started an animated conversation about how we create and publish blog posts.
So my question to you is this: What tool (or tools) did I use to create this blog post? Can you tell from what you see on this page?
15 thoughts on “How did I create this blog post?”
WLWManifest.xml is in the headers of the page, which is a Windows Live Writer file. Also, you talked about Windows Live Writer earlier on Twitter.
Well, knowing that you’ve talked about Windows Live Writer and how you’ve used it before, I would take that as a dead giveaway, but Carl beat me to looking at the source for the page.
You’re both wrong.
Any other contestants?
Word. And that ain’t urban slang, son.
I’ll take a stab in the dark.
Office 2010 Word, Create New Blog Post.
Woody and Dwight were close, but Robert got the key detail.
You wrote it in Word, with a Heading 1 style for the header, then pasted it directly into WordPress.
Since you used the H1 style, there’s no link for the header in the article.
There are tags buried in the that I don’t understand, though. You may be using a more recent version of WordPress than I.
Sorry, that should’ve said “buried in the h1 tag”. I wrote it as (angle)h1(angle) and it got swallowed by the HTML monsters.
I bet you used a keyboard….
It smells like Facebook… But that’s a SWAG.
Ed – Do you save (“publish”) directly from Word?
WordPress hosted at WordPress.com?
You just used a WordPress Facebook Open Graph protocol plugin (WPFBOGP v2.0.2).
Something that makes it difficult to update considering this post (the reason why I found you) is so out of date. Maybe some software you wrote yourself. Or perhaps notepad?
David, the post you linked to there is dated 2005. I don’t typically go back and update old posts to cover new Windows releases.