w.bloggar is a client tool
(meaning you can use it from the Desktop) that posts, publishes,
edits, and deletes blog entries for many of the popular blogging
software. The interface is similar to Microsoft Office programs
and may be easier for some to use as opposed to other posting
options. Plus, it offers features that may not come with the
blogging software, including spell check, adding links and images,
saving posts locally, find and replace, and others. (For geeks who
really wanna know... it uses the Blogger XML-RPC API.) The Web
site offers instructions for using w.bloggar with the various
blogging programs, and also hosts very active forums.
I've been ranting about excerpts in feeds for a while, and Phil Pearson has yet again saved the day. His feed normalizer
has an option to completely strip out the item descriptions in a feed.
As SharpReader instantly follows links when descriptions are empty, a
single click on a title shows me the full post. Which means I won't
have to endure any further mid-sentence ...
(just kidding!) interruptions while viewing excerpt feeds.