I was searching the web yesterday to find a blogging software that I can use to draft my posts offline, format, insert pictures etc. I had heard other bloggers saying such positive things about Windows Live Writer, but we drank the Apple kool-aid a long time ago and there is no Live Writer for Mac.
What I did find is MarsEdit 3. Reviews of version 2 were so-so at best, but they seemed to have addressed many of the issues in version 3. At least that is what the reviews are saying. But, unlike Live Writer which is free, MarsEdit 3 comes with a $40 price-tag. So that is where the question of commitment comes in. Am I committed enough to the blogging process to invest $40 in an editing software (not including the WILD justification I made for the laptop)?
$40 seems like a small commitment really, in the scheme of things. Compare it, for example, to having a kid. That costs a hell of a lot more than $40 and if you are not committed, 18 yrs (on average) is a REALLY long time. With my luck, the kid would be at home forever.