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Great blogging is hard.
You have to be pretty knowledgeable about your topic, write really well, and make your blog posts look great too. On top of that, you’ve got to read, comment, and converse daily with your online peers to get into your niche.
Rough life right?
To give you some relief, here’s the stuff that’s made my blogging addiction a little more manageable. Enjoy!
More Search Options (Not Just Google)
- Delicious Search Use the wisdom of the masses.
- Social Media Yahoo Pipe See what people are saying about you.
- Summize Search twitter in real-time.
- Technorati Advanced Search What the blogs are saying.
- Google Blog Search OK, one Google tool. But it’s a good one…
- Flickrstorm Turns out I’m not smart enough to search for what I’m looking for on Flickr.
- Wikimedia Commons Free Content Underused resource. It’s all FREE.
- stock.xchng Over 300,000 free stock photos.
- EveryStockPhoto Even more free images.
- Photoree The self-proclaimed StumbleUpon for images.
Write Like a Champ
- Copywriting 101 Brian Clark’s huge series on writing so that people will read you.
- Copywriting Mindreader Why choosing the write words is more important than you think. 😉
- The Shortest (and Possibly Best) Story Ever Written in English A lesson from a master.
- Online HTML Editor Side-by-side code and design comparison. Easier than toggling on WordPress.
- Fullscreen Writer Distractions begone!
Free WordPress Themes
- Theme Generator Make your own theme, easily.
- 100 Excellent Themes A bunch of themes for free.
- 300 WordPress Tools Tons of tools for WordPress bloggers.
- 80 More Themes The site’s in German, but the templates are universal.
- Grab a Theme A fresh theme feed.
- Formatting for Skimmers Write your blog posts for skimmers. I.e., everyone.
- Write To Be Read! Get a clue from the world’s expert on the subject.
- Sun Microsystems on Writing More from Mr. Neilsen.
And because you read this far down, you get the five coolest sites on the internet:
5 Amazing Internet Tools
- Anywhere.fm Upload your entire music library for free, listen anywhere.
- Mint Email Fresh, temporary email for registrations.
- Farecast Web algorithm tells you the best time to buy an airline ticket.
- Portable Apps Put a ton of open-source programs on your USB drive.
Hope these help!
If you have any other suggestions, leave them in the comments.