There seems to have been a problem come up with Live Writer once every year or so but which has, thankfully, always been solved after a day or two. I have always found it to be the most brilliant way to edit blog posts before publishing, with millions of bloggers using it all over the world. I am lost without it and so are they.
However, it is a programme that Windows decided not to develop/update any further a few years ago and so problems have occurred over that time when Google (???) have changed some of their codes/workings (???, forgive me, I am not a techie). About 2 years ago after a huge problem left bloggers who used Live Writer up the swannie without a paddle, a team of very clever people took on Live Write to create Open Live Writer and all has been well ...... until on 16th January (2019), when Google did something connected to Google Photos and/or Picasa which left bloggers once more unable to post from OLW to Blogger ......including me.
Finding out what was happening was a nightmare, so I added my problem to GitHubb and Blogger Help
There has been one fix, but so far its having problems and as it's only a temporary fix until March, we'll all be scuppered again anyway
However, I through github I have found a work round, I'll not bore you with the details, see below. just in case if helps anyone else.
It's not as slick as just being able to use OLW but after a week or so I think it should become more comfortable. I can no longer add a copyright to my pictures, but that's something I can sort out in time.
I, as well as a many others users find editing on Blogger hard to manipulate, which is why we love OLW so much. Along with many bloggers I am now wondering how long it will be before Google gives up on Blogger and stops updating it or tweaks something else that makes it too almost impossible to use. I think, when I have time, I need to start looking for a new free blog platform, before I fear the inevitable happens!