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10 Essential Blogging Tools

Over at Duct Tape Marketing there is a great post about tools that can be essential to your blogging routine.

Things like a feedreaders, e-mail subscription options, ping services, bookmark managers, blog stats tools, and desktop posting applications.

While he does not cover every option around these different topics, he does highlight some of the more common ones, which most likely he uses in his daily routine.

So, you finally decided to take the blog leap. You’ve heard all about the marketing and search benefits so you stepped up to the plate and signed up for a TypePad, MovableType or WordPress blog software package and now you’re a blogger.

Okay, now what? Add the ten essential blogging tools listed below and you will also be well on your way to creating and promoting a blog that is a powerful marketing tool. I’ll explain the use of the tool and offer some suggestions, including the tools I use on my own blogs including the DuctTapeMarketing blog.

Some of the things he mentioned I use as well. I recommend Bloglines, FeedBurner, and del.icio.us as well. Some changes I would make is that I would use BlogFlux’s Ping service rather than any other.

As for tracking blog statistics I would currently recommend Slimstat, a stats program you host yourself based on Shortstat, and unlike Mint, it is free.

Categories: Blogging Tools, Blogging: How To

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  1. Sunday says: 11/4/2006

    Please can you help me and give me details on how to install the above mentioned tools on my blog.

    Thanks.

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  2. Karaoke Kev says: 12/31/2006

    The most essential tool in my opinion is some sort of stats service. The free service offered by Statcounter is worth a look at – the problem is it’s limited to history of the last 100 visitors, so no good for a high traffic blog. Has most of the information a webmaster could need.

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  6. Muhammad says: 5/23/2009

    hi…can you please tell me how you got the date integrated with your posts?

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