Okay, so … most of those who read this blog know by now that I’m a software slut. I respond to new (and FREE) software like other guys respond to p0rn. Don’t believe me? Ask my beloved one; she’ll tell you. I can’t get enough. Never have, never will.
And so it is with blogging clients. Windows Live Writer is the best one out there, bar none. Period. End. Zip it. Discussion closed. But, a lot of people to whom I’ve recommended it don’t like it for some reason. Sometimes, I think, it’s cumbersome. It is bloated with features. But it does so much for a blogger — in fact, it can do almost anything except write the dang post for you.
Still, some don’t seem to get it. So, when I did my ScribeFire review, a couple of folks expressed real interest. Even LOML tried it. It didn’t work out for her — the image-handling capabilities are too weak for her to be as loose and free with pics as she likes — but it wasn’t a bad second choice.
Then yesterday, quite by accident, I happened along WordPress’s page recommending various blogging clients. That was really nice — it was a complete compilation of blogging clients that are known to work with WordPress.
While I generally try to find clients that work with a lot of blog services, I’ve had mixed success. And to be honest, since I’m down to just one blog now, I really haven’t checked to see how well these work with services like Blogger, LiveJournal, and the one that only Windows Live Writer could handle: Windows Live Spaces. (No other blogging client I tried worked with that service, period.) So, based on that, with my blogging client reviews, caveat emptor: Your Mileage May Vary.
Okay, so I’m writing this from a blog client taken from WordPress’s list. It’s called Zoundry Raven. And it has a lot of nice features that might make it a little less intimidating than Windows Live Writer (WLW).