Welcome to Lil' Country Librarian

Welcome! Lil' Country Librarian is a blog devoted to assisting elementary teacher-librarians and early childhood teachers/parents in finding resources quickly and inexpensively. You will find lesson plans, classroom tips, resource links and printables that will make teaching library easier and more meaningful for your students. I hope you enjoy your visit. Please come back soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Windows Live Writer is a blogging timesaver for me!

I know we all like to save time, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite blogging time savers. For the majority of my blog posts, I use Windows Live Writer. It is free to download and it makes blogging so much faster and easier for me. I don't typically get to sit down all at once and write a blog post, so it's great to go back and forth between life as a wife and mommy and life as a teacher & blogger. :)  I highly recommend it!

Some of my favorite features are the ability to watermark photos, change photo colors, crop, add borders/frames and rotate pictures after upload. :)  You can also have multiple blog accounts added. This works nicely for me because I have four blogs that I try to keep up with.

I know there are quite a few of you that have just started blogging, so I thought this might be something that is beneficial for you. There are step by step tutorials for you to get started, too. If you try it, let me know how you like it!


  1. Thanks for the info....I am checking it out now!
    Peace, Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

  2. I had never heard of this-I will be trying it out! Thanks for sharing!


    Haley :)