I'm a Beta Tester!!!

If you’ve been reading my blog for anytime now, or happen to know me in person, you may have caught on how much I dislike change of any type but technology in particular.  In fact, if I were in charge of the changes in the world, we would still be using party lines and manual typewriters.  (although White Out was a pretty good invention) 

Fortunately for the world, I didn’t get to be in charge of changes and thus progress has been made.  Shaun has been in charge of dragging me kicking and screaming into the wave of the future.  Once I get settled in, I always like it…it’s just the getting there that bothers me.  (Whatever would I do without my coffeepot automatically brewing me coffee first thing in the morning???)

So you can imagine my surprise when Shaun asked if I wanted to be a Beta Tester for a new program.  I was sooo excited, he asked ME to be a tester!  I’ve always said that I would be the perfect tester as I’m clueless how to use pretty much any software.  (I’m still baffled as to why no major software company has snatched me up yet…)

So this new program is called a Live Writer.  You can set it up for any blog and easily publish to your blog…no matter what blog program you use.  I love WordPress (although right now I’m still a bit miffed at them for taking away our feed stats) and usually it’s a cinch to upload posts…unless you want a picture.  Then it’s a pain.  Enter the Live Writer, just a click or two and there’s your photo.  You can size it how you want, even watermark it…it’s so easy! (Maybe you’ve noticed a few more photos than usual in the past few weeks?)

Like the good Beta Tester that I am, I compiled a list of things that I loved and that I wasn’t so crazy about.  Then I sent them to Shaun who was going to send them to the Powers That Be. (It’s actually a guy named Charles)  For some reason, Shaun could never remember to forward my list.  As annoyed as I was about that, it all worked out for the best as I found that the more I played with this amazing program, that my issues weren’t really issues at all…I just hadn’t figured it out yet.   I have been told that the one feature I really want won’t make it in until post 1.o (whatever that means!). 

My first foray into Beta Testing has been pretty exciting.  I’m thrilled to have helped! (Um…yeah….) Only…just the other day I found out that oh…anyone can use the beta blog writer.  It’s right here.  Go ahead…use it and be happy. 

So much for me being special….

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