Windows Live Writer Beta 2 released
Protecting Yourself Online

A new layout option and a shiny new stats graph

A new way to layout your blog

Three_columns_right Many of you have asked for the ability to layout your blog content with two sidebars side-by-side.  Our template guru has been hard at work adding this new option, and making sure it looks great with all of your designs, so we’re very happy to let you know that it’s now available.  You can select it by going to Design > Layout.

See page view history  for the life of your blog

Another feature we heard you ask for is more information about who’s visited your site.  The new statistics page is a great example of the old a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words adage so we’ll let this screenshot (mostly) speak for itself. (So many ways to view your data!) We do want to be sure to point out the new “Download page view records” link in the top right corner.  Clicking this link will give you – in a format that can be easily opened in most spreadsheet programs – page view data for the life of your blog.