I downloaded the latest beta of Windows Live Writer* a couple days ago and have finally gotten around to making a post with it.  I didn’t have any real issues with the previous version, although there were a couple things I would have liked changed.  Applying tags (categories) to a post is not any easier now than it was with the previous version, but it is harder to forget now.  There is a setting that causes WLW to remind me to add categories before posting.  A nice friendly dialog pops up and says something along the lines of, “You haven’t categorized this post yet.  Do you want to post it anyway?”

All in all, WLW makes it much more enjoyable to post.  Since I started using it I’ve posted more.  I still may go a while between posts, but when I post one, it is so easy that I usually end up posting a couple more within a short amount of time.  For example, this is my third post in about 20 minutes.

Anyway, I recommend you download and try it.  It works with lots of popular blogging engines.

* = When I first type “Windows Live Writer”, I misspelled it and typed “Windows Lice Writer”  For some reason I thought that was funny enough to mention here.  Maybe it’s my level of sleepiness?