The sites behind the blog
There are many processes that go into making a blog, there are the obvious
like the time, the writing, the promoting etc. However a lot of websites
that we bloggers use are sometimes taken for granted.
Here is a list of websites I use regularly to keep my blog blogging along.
www.feedburner.com ““ At the
heart of my blog background, I check feedburner stats every day to make sure
I am getting it right. If I need to change anything Feedburner is a good
indicator to get me looking ion the right direction.
www.wordpress.com ““ I wouldn’t
have a blog without wordpress, I looked at other blog software but WordPress
had the best support and the widgets are brilliant.
www.technorati.com ““ At the
beginning this was everything, I needed those links to get me higher up on
the technorait ladder, nowadays I don’t bother so much I concentrate
on the writing if you link that’s great, if you don’t that’s
www.awstats.org ““ Again a statistics
package which is undoubtedly the best stats package out there, a bit hard to
install though so be careful.
www.google.com – Google Adsense is also
a good indicator that you are doing the right thing, I might not get many clickthroughs
compared to some but it’s a good tool and brings in some extra cash. The
google sitemap is a great tool and great for search engine rankings, get this
right and you’re on your way to the top of the rankings in a few months.
www.pingoat.com ““ A great pinging
www.bloggrrr.com ““ A great little
tool for getting extra traffic, I should be there in a couple of week, I am
currently 26 on the list. The little tool in the sidebar lets you rank
www.microsoft.com ““ I use a
host of their software but mainly Microsoft Word, invaluable.
www.adobe.com ““ again invaluable.
I use Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8 and the occasional time I use Photoshop
www.wimpyplayer.com ““ I have
used this for my blogcast and it’s a great piece of software and easy
www.redditt.com ““ Technically
this is a news site but I have used it to promotoe my articles and manage to
get a few hits each time.
www.blogexplosion.com ““ another
website which helps to promotoe your own blog.
www.stevepavlina.com ““ A
source of inspiration
www.problogger.net ““ Another
great source for all things blogging
www.lorelle.wordpress.com ““ A
great source for all things writing, wordpress and general blogging.
www.ezinearticles.com ““ Not
as good as I’d hoped when it came to promoting my articles but still
a great tool for getting your name known.
Last but not least all the readers who read this blog are
what keep me going, even if it’s only a handful of regular readers I
still appreciate it.