Giving ScribeFire another go
There are times when I really loathe dealing with text formatting and want to use a plain text editor for all my blogging.
The editor in WordPress sucks and always has. It's always been way too "heavy" to use in the browser, and this is one of the reasons I use Windows Live Writer.
WLW is good and all that, but it positively sucks when it comes to loading up things like drafts or articles you published before.
The only good alternative to this crapola is ScribeFire, which is what I'm using now to write this with. I like it because it's really fast and runs locally in my browser. It also handles the fetching of previous posts a whole lot easier. My only complaint is that when you go to insert things like images, there's no image resizer. Yeah, there's a image dimension resizer, but that doesn't affect the original size of the image. When you resize in WLW, the entire image, file and all, is resized and that's part of what makes it so awesome.
Even with the lack of a proper image resizer, I'm going to give ScribeFire a go anyway. What sells me on it are two things. First, I can compose using plain text if I want and on publish will "convert" properly to formatted stuff. Second, draft handling is just so much easier in ScribeFire.
Yeah, I'll still use WLW and might even switch back to it if ScribeFire doesn't work out, but at least I have a real alternative that actually works.