PS. Alex Barnett kindly passed on my request, the response being:
...we are planning to support APP in our next release. Anyone who wants to work with Blogger is going to have to since they are shutting off their Blogger API endpoint later this year.
I just typed a really long post and mistakenly closed the window. Bit ironic that. Sometime soon must sort it out, because IntegrityIsJobOne.
So, short version. Windows Live Writer is a free desktop blog authoring tool. It's got clever WYSIWYG (pulls down the layout of the target blog) and good image support and is pluggable with an SDK. The podcast mentions microformat support being an anticipated early plugin(s). Downside, it's MS Win-only and only supports retrograde XML-RPC protocols. See Some of the many limitations of the Metaweblog API.
Blogger is going to force everyoneâs hand, including ours, when they move exclusively to APPâ¦ sometime soon. Looking forward to that day as everyoneâs metaweblog implementations have their own quirks.
Grr, I did a pile of link-gathering (theme: the web has always been a read/write medium) and even prepared an image. But that I think speaks for itself. Here's the original lifted from the XML-RPC home page:
Here's a revision: