tradewinds - 3:53 am on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
very interested, names please!
Don't mean to hijack this thread, but AFAIK there's only one desktop blog publishing application that doesn't require a third-party blogging service (ie creates and upload html files by itself) and it's a freeware called thingamablog. I think most other desktop blog publishing software like Windows Live Writer require you to have an account with Windows Live Spaces, Blogger, Wordpress.com etc.
The advantage of this is that there's no danger of losing the software to manage your blog, which is what happened with blogger.