Creating a new blog using Live Writer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Windows Live account and want to add a blog to my website.  I downloaded Windows Live Writer and went through these steps:

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    Configure Windows Live Writer – hit NEXT


    Selected: I don’t have a blog; create one on Windows Live for me – hit NEXT


    Sign in with your Windows Live ID

    Entered Windows Live ID and password – hit NEXT


    Select blog type

    Windows Live Writer was not able to automatically detect your blog settings.  Please select the type of blog that you are using to continue.

    Type of blog that you are using:

    How can I select one of these options from the drop-down menu when I don’t have a blog yet?!


    Remote posting URL for your blog:

    I don’t have a blog yet, so I have no URL!


    I thought Live Writer was supposed to set up a new blog for me, but that last setup menu assumed that I already have a blog.  I need help to get this blog set up.  Thank you.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:27 PM

All replies

  • I am experiencing the exact same problem.

    Any luck finding a solution?

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 4:54 PM
  • You can email your LOG file to wlw-team@microsoft.com

    I hope this helps...


    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:39 PM