Windows Live Writer
I’ve just downloaded the latest freebie from Microsoft – Windows Live Writer — and I’m trying it out on this post. It looks very slick — a simple Windows front end to your blog. It works perfectly with my WordPress blog, picking up the settings with a minimum of effort, and making posting a breeze. You can preview your posts (in the style of your blog itself), save them as drafts, and much more. It works with a whole raft of blogging software and services, including Windows Live Spaces (formerly MSN Spaces), LiveJournal, Movable Type, Blogger and so on.
It doesn’t seem to work with MySpace though, but then again MySpace pages aren’t real blogs. I am yet to come across a MySpace blog which has anything of relevance to say to anyone other than the author’s close circle of friends. But I’ll save that rant for another time.