I love freewares that really deliver what they promise. Here are some good blogging tools that are for free and really delivers what you are looking for without nicking a dime from your pocket.
This is a blogging application and RSS feed reader that allows the user to easily publish a blog without relying on any knowledge of HTML. This cool tool does not require you to use any third party service because it publishes the blog directly to the FTP server or network location of your choice. It has a very clean word processor-like interface that makes it easy for you to keep track of your blogs' entries. It also comes will a number of professional template designs that you can use. It is very easy to use, just a few clicks and your blog is online. Additional features are its ability to keep track of your favorites XML/RSS feeds with the integrated feed reader interface and ability to generate an a RSS compatible version of your own blog and import entries from RSS/Atom feeds. This baby is compatible with Windows ME, XP, 2003, and of course Vista. For more info and for download visit Thingamablog website.
This free software with a simple name that spells it all simply delivers what is being promised by its name. This automatic web log program works well, and produces very simple layouts compared to other stand alone blogs such as blogger but very easy to use. It allows you to easily update your site without requiring you to learn HTML. It maintains a template driven uniformity in design. To use it, simply set the app up with the necessary information for logging into your site via FTP, define a template to specify the look for your page and then type in your entries in the main Blog window and click Publish and Blog does the rest. If you are into HTML then you have more power over the templates because you can customize them to match with your site design. Blog also is capable of generating archival entries for old posts. The program also includes a site manager for maintaining multiple sites and an FTP upload utility. For more details and for download visit the publisher site .
3. LiveJournal Poster Scout
This is a plug-in for IE that makes it possible for LiveJournal users to post selected text from any webpage directly into their LiveJournal blog. Very easy to use. To download the plug in visit this site.
4. WildVoice Podcast Studio
If you are into recording your your podcast with a microphone and adding background music then you use this free app. It can also insert sound effects (creaking door, gun shot, dog bark, chimes, cat's meow and more than 100 others) to your recording to give it more color. It also allows you to organize your recordings in multiple segments that can later be combined to create a single mp3 file. It is also possible to automatically upload and publish your podcast on WildVoice website, all you need to do is sign up for a free account.This app is compatible with Windows XP and needs .NET Framework 1 . For download visit WildVoice.com