I've been using Microsoft's 'Windows Live Writer' (WLW) as my desktop blog editor for years. I find the Blogger interface, being used for this entry, tedious and unsatisfactory, especially where copying and pasting from other documents, and image sizing are concerned. WLW is, by comparison, a delight to use.
I've encountered problems in the past. Uninstalling and re-installing the software has usually solved the problem.
On Tuesday 26 May I drafted a long post about our 'Cruising Trip' on Sunday. When I tried to post it I received a series of error messages, the first being the one being shown at the bottom of the image above.
I then spent several hours trying and failing to fix the problem, by way of a series of quite complicated (for me) procedures.
I found a website that held reviews of Desktop Blogging Software (here). It rates WLW as head and shoulders above other software for a Windows computer.
I had another go at solving the problem yesterday. Failed.
This morning I discovered this website, from which I've reproduced the latest entry in the image above.
It appears that "Google have removed the ClientLogin endpoint which is what Windows Live Writer depended on to auth with", thus disabling what may be the best desktop editor for those of us who have 'Blogspot' blogs.
I'm not a techie, but I'm willing to have a go at solving easy problems. It seems now that Google have robbed me of several hours of my life.
I hope others have fared better, but I'm still in a quandary as to what to do next. Is any of this software worth installing?
I also wonder whether my sudden need to repeatedly refresh Blogspot blog pages to view images is something caused by Google.