Over on the Windows Live writer blog they have just announced the release candidate of Windows Live Essentials that includes a new version of Windows Live writer (version 14.0.8050.1202)
I am a big fan of live writer using it for my multiple blogs and have been using it for a number of years, you can read all about the latest improvements on the blog Windows Live Writer 2009: Release Candidate - Windows Live
But you will also see (later in the post) 3 additional plugins for Live writer, I have been using the first 2 for a while, you may have spotted the digg buttons and also for those on my twitter feed the updates…
Automatically adds a DiggThis badge to your blog post after you publish it from Writer. there are several designs in the setup as well
Automatically generates a TinyURL and sends a Tweet about your blog post after you publish it from Writer.
Uploads an image to your Flickr account and inserts an inline picture into your post.
updated with correct Digg link