I recently came across a handy little tool to help me blog offline. Windows Live Writer allows me to write up anything, in my own format, design, settings, all without having to connect to the web all the time. Really convenient when it takes me a while to write up an article.
According to the literature, uploading photos is a breeze, but i will have to see about that.
I am still going to play around with this software. At least now I can save my drafts and it would allow me to make my blog posts more professional looking. I will update you if this is a godsend.