Every photographer wants recognition and feedback for their work and blogs provide a great forum for that but, as we all know blogging about your photos takes time. What used to take many, many steps has been drasticallly simplified through the use of a Lightroom (LR) plugin.
First, go to this webpage. http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrblog.php On the upper right hand corner of the screen you will see Download LR/Blog.
Now, this download has some of its features locked. To unlock the full functionality of this plug-in you have to "buy" it. There is a button on the lower right side of the screen (you must scroll down) that says I'd like to buy a copy. Once you click that button it changes to a paypal button -- it is 8 Great Britain Pounds or $12.55 in US dollars. Click on the pay now button and pay through paypal. You will then get an email with a registration code.
Now, Open Lightroom.
Make sure you are in the Library module. Click on the Export button and you will have this dialog box open. Click on the button called Plug-in Manager. Once there you will see a button (it is highlighted in blue) that says Add. A new dialogue box will open asking you to identify the file you saved (that is why I told you to remember it).
You now have the plug-in installed but you need to enter your paid registration number. To do this you must be in the library module, click export, click plug in Manager, and then click on the LR/Blog plug in. At ther very top of the screen there will be a place to type in (or paste in) your serial number.
Now you should successfully have installed the LR/Blog plug-in.
My next tutorial will be on how to use this plug/in to get your photos from LR to Blogger in 1 (yes, ONE) step!