Where's the remote?

[soul destroying] unrecoverable loss

People out there actually use their blogging application's default editing interface?!

If you are a serious blogger get yourself a remote editing tool and save yourself time, trouble and grief.

Marsedit, (Mac only) Ecto, Qumana, ScribeFire (the one I use), Flock, Bleezer, W.Bloggar, and Windows Live Writer are all examples of easy, to use blogging tools and there are several other blog-specific editors available as well. Marsedit does not have a WYSIWYG interface but the others do.

You can save partially completed posts for later and all editing can be done offline. Some incorporate easy image uploading (drag and drop)  together with some basic image manipulation (resizing, alignment, thumbnails etc). Why do it any other way?