While the development on KBlogger has somewhat picked up and some features have been pushed back to allow for a semi-working release, I just found a little gem hidden on the big wide web.
In a mailing list post on the development on KDE, someone is suggesting to take a look at Bilbo instead of KBlogger for the ‘extra-gear’ package. Of course, I was expecting a simple blog editor similar to all the other projects out there that never quite made it. Boy, was I in for a surprise!
Bilbo has the features I need in a blogging program (similar to the Windows Live Writer interface) and even better, it should be in working order!
I will report back once I get it to install on KDE 4.3 using Gentoo.