Scott Hanselman blogs about the release of Open Live Writer which replaces Windows Live Writer (not updated since 2012) which despite its lack of maintenance is a very popular blogging platform, especially with the WordPress community. Give it a try and see.
ARE YOU AN EXISTING USER OF WINDOWS LIVE WRITER?
We encourage you to install Open Live Writer and try it out! OLW will run side-by-side with your existing Windows Live Writer installation. Open Live Writer installs VERY quickly and updates itself automatically. Try it out! It’s early but it’s a start. Please bear with us as we work to improve Open Live Writer.
if you do find bugs, please share your bugs at https://github.com/OpenLiveWriter/OpenLiveWriter/issuesand be specific about what’s not working. And please, be patient. We are doing this as volunteers – we are NOT representing Microsoft. Open Live Writer is no longer a Microsoft project, so while we will do our best to support you, let’s all try to support one another!