Since Synop has closed for business, I've been looking around for a new blogging tool.
Basically I'm looking for a News Reader/Aggregator that has blogging functionality built-in.
One such tool that hit my radar recently is RSS Feeder. This tool has a nice interface, can store feed items in Outlook, built-in blogging, pickup items from an Outlook folder and create weblog items and some other cool features. The author has also put together a comprehensive article over here