A few readers have asked me around the traps to recommend some good software to make posting to blogs a bit easier and faster.
I use a lovely bit of shareware called Ecto. It is cross platform and plugs into almost any known blogging platform and offers a swag of useful features especially if you are like me and post to several blogs regularly.
Although WordPress has a manageable backend, where Ecto really comes in handy is in drafting multiple posts. On one of my blogs (not Fresh + New), I may start writing a post and then leave it as a draft for several days whilst writing another two drafts. Ecto keeps them all securely on my laptop ready to go. Also, it has the rather essential as-you-go spell checking.