I have been blogging with Google's Blogger and Wordpress for some time now, and the two platforms have their strengths and weaknesses. Both however require some HTML knowhow to achieve the presentation I would like, and different approaches to get there.
I recently "stumbled" however upon Windows Live Writer, which is essentially a platform independent blogging tool.
Whilst it basically a WYSIWYG posting tool, it makes the insertion of "tags", the placing of graphics and the general formatting a breeze. It has speeded up posting and leaves more time to concentrate on content rather than layout.
I have been quick to criticise Microsoft recently, so heres a "thumbs up" for a nice free tool.