Most of my posts are fairly short, and written quickly with a minimum of editing - as you can see from the frequent typos and occasional disjointed paragraphs.
But sometimes even I want to create and publish a longer post, something that needs more than the fsck-like default blogger editor. In the days when god was a boy and I had a linux machine on the desktop I used to use kwrite, nowadays I tend to use Windows live writer, which isn't quite so awesome an editor but still pretty good with nice push to publish and image import features.
However sometimes you want to work on a post over a day or so. And for that I've used google docs, after all if you've got a (recent) browser you can access docs, from whatever machine you're on, be it a machine at work, in an internet cafe in Thailand, on the oookygo, or from a machine at home, and you don't need to worry about format compatilities or not having a suitable editor on the machine you're using (I'm always surprised how many people don't have a decent text editor installed these days - instead they rely on word for just about everything).
Anyway I'm ranting and becoming unfocused in the process. My point is that because of it's pervasive qualities being able to use Google docs as an offline blog editor was really useful. And so, when I wrote a draft of a post on my other blog I was discomfited to discover that they'd removed the direct post to blog feature.
In fact I was seriously irritated, given that blog posts are a major way to communicate and I use google docs a lot for writing both professionally and personally. Googling shows that this feature seems to have disappeared around the end of July, which explains my not noticing it as I was working fairly intensively on something else and only writing posts at the weekends on live writer.
Let's just say the publish to blog feature was damn' useful, and I'd like it back. Please.