In the last couple of months I have been blogging probably 30 posts using Microsoft Word (2010) and felt it’s so much easier than typing it on WordPress directly. I have 3 blogs and all of them are on WordPress. One is about data warehousing and BI (this blog), and the other two are about chess and life thoughts. The main advantages of using Microsoft Word to blog are:
- It is quick and simple.
- Using Microsoft Word, I don’t have to upload the pictures one by one into WordPress.
- All the formatting are preserved, for example: italics, bold, underline, fonts, colours.
- You can set the category from within Word.
- You can use the Format Painter which is very useful.
- You have the thesaurus & dictionary nearby.
- You can insert symbols, shapes and screenshots easily.
Whereas the disadvantages are:
- When you use the blog template on Word, you can’t set the View to large font. (I used to do 140% on Word)
- To write code (e.g. SQL Script) is not so user friendly. I can copy and paste from SSMS into Word, and Word preserve all the blue, red, green and grey colours, which is fantastic, but when I publish it, they messed up.
- You can’t set the tags. You can set the category, but not the tags. So you need to go to WordPress to add your tags.
- If you have several blogs in WordPress under 1 account, you can’t switch between accounts. You need to manually editing the blog URL everytime you switch. The Manage Accounts can only setup several accounts if you have different user names.