Blogger isn't the best blogging software out there. If you've started a blog here, you already know that.
Eventually I'm going to move everything somewhere better, but in the meantime, there's one very powerful anaesthetic technique which removes a lot of the Blogger pain. Neal Ford blogged it, referring to James Gray's TextMate book: the TextMate "Edit In TextMate..." feature. It's almost like an emacs client for Blogger. It's not - it's just a TextMate client - but it sure beats the hell out of Blogger's UI.
I got this book when it first came out, but I think I must have skimmed parts of it, because I'm constantly surprised by "new" things TextMate's always been able to do.