Ever since the last update of Windows Live Writer I’ve had some strange issues Live Writer locks up and crashes and periodically and some posts to Blogger take an extremely long time to post.
I use the Blog This add in for Live Writer to blog from IE9 for most of my posts and I think I’ve found a workaround that seems to mitigate the issues.
If I open Live Writer and leave a blank post open before I start creating posts with the add in, things seem to run much smoother. I haven’t had any shut downs with this method and though some posts still take a while to complete, they always complete.
It’s not ideal but it’s not a tough workaround either. Sadly, prior to this, Live Writer had been incredibly stable for some time.