After waiting and waiting for Microsoft to play nice with Blogger, this open source Live Writer has been developed. It appears as if Microsoft and Blogger will never get along, and those wonderful folks who work in open source have had to come to the rescue of bloggers everywhere who relied upon Live Writer to write and publish their blogs.
Thank you to you good sirs! It has made my life so much easier.
PS – If you want or need the functional version of Live Writer, here is the link to Open Live Writer.