Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Blog Tool & Resource - Blog Editor / Widgets / Templates / Themes / Poll / Blog Directories / Ping Services

Desktop / Stand Alone Blog Editor

Well I usually use the online default editor. But for all of you out there desperately seeking much more our of your blog editor, there are plenty of options available

ScribeFire (previously Performancing for Firefox) (Firefox Add-on/Free)

http://www.scribefire.com/


w.bloggar (Windows/Free)

http://wbloggar.com/

ecto (MacOSX ,Windows /Shareware)

ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for MacOSX and Windows, supporting a wide range of weblog systems, such as

Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, SquareSpace, TypePad,

WordPress

http://infinite-sushi.com/software/ecto/


Qumana

(Mac,Windows/Free)

Qumana is a simple desktop

editor for Windows and Mac OS that helps you write to multiple blogs all from one convenient interface.

http://lycos.qumana.com/

Zoundry Blogwriter (Windows/ Free)

http://www.zoundry.com/download.html

Thingamablog (Windows,Mac, Linux/Free)

Thingamablog is a cross-platform, standalone blogging application that makes authoring and publishing your weblogs almost effortless. Unlike most blogging solutions, Thingamablog does not require a third-party blogging host, a cgi/php enabled web host, or a MySQL database. In fact, all you need to setup, and manage, a blog with Thingamablog is FTP, SFTP, or network access to a web server.

http://thingamablog.sourceforge.net/

BlogDesk (Windows/Free)

BlogDesk is optimized for the blog systems WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine as well as the bloghosters Blogg.de and Twoday.net.

http://www.blogdesk.org/en/download.htm

Post2Blog (Windows/Free)

Post2Blog 3 is a freeware handy blog editor with live spell-checking support for pro-bloggers

http://www.bytescout.com/post2blog.html

BlogJet (Windows/Shareware)

BlogJet is a shareware windows blog client for managing multiple blogs.

http://www.codingrobots.com/blogjet/

BloGTK Blog Editor (Linux/Free)

Nice blog editor for Linux.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87493

QTM (Linux/Free)

QTM is another Linux based blogging client which is presently capable of composing, formatting and submitting blog entries to a weblog.

http://qtm.blogistan.co.uk/

Bleezer (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux /Free)

Bleezer is a freeware. Works on Windows, OS X, and Linux.

http://www.larryborsato.com/bleezer/

blogBuddy (windows/Free)

blogBuddy is a small Windows 95/NT/ME/2000/XP program written in Delphi that manages Blogger.com and other weblogs which implement the Blogger API.

http://blogbuddy.sourceforge.net/

Drivel (Linux/Free)

http://www.dropline.net/drivel/

iJournal (Mac/Free)

http://ijournal.os10.org/wiki/index.php/IJournal

Blogger for Word (MS – Word Blogger Addin /Free)

http://buzz.blogger.com/bloggerforword.html

Blog Widgets

Widgets are a nice way to dress up your blog and providing extra features at the same time. Be it FEEDJIT or aStore or any other widget they always spice up the blog. Here is a list of links where you can find out more about widgets and also many nice widgets for your blog.

http://technorati.com/widgets/blogwidgets

http://mashable.com/2007/09/06/widgets-2/

http://weblogtoolscollection.com/

http://wordpress.org/development/2006/03/widgets-plugin/

http://www.widgetbox.com/

http://www.blogrush.com/

http://www.majikwidget.com/mw/index.php

http://www.feedblitz.com/f/?AddBloggerWidget

http://www.blogorator.com/

http://www.widgets-blog.com/

http://www.widgipedia.com/widgets/search/tag/blogger

http://googletranslategadget.blogspot.com/

http://widgets.wordpress.com/

http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_SubPanel

http://buzz.blogger.com/2007/02/make-your-own-blogger-widgets.html

Resources for Blog Templates

BlogSkins
http://www.blogskins.com/


Free Blogger Templates
http://www.finalsense.com/services/blog_templates/

Layouts Gala
Free CSS Templates
http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/

Free Templates for Blogger, Blogsky, Persian blog, and Movable Type
http://www.ehsany.com/

Templates for Blogger
http://www.geckoandfly.com/blogspot-templates/

http://blogger-templates.blogspot.com/

http://blogspottemplates.blogspot.com/

http://www.pyzam.com/bloggertemplates

http://freetemplates.blogspot.com/

http://www.bloggingthemes.com/

Blogger Templates Directory
http://blogger-templates-directory.blogspot.com/

Wordpress Themes

http://themes.wordpress.net/

http://themes.enquira.com/category/wordpress-themes/

http://topwpthemes.com/

http://www.romow.com/blog/category/free-wordpress-themes/

http://www.ventedoy.com/themes/

http://www.bestwpthemes.com/

http://www.templatesfactory.net/blog/category/wp-themes/

http://www.wordpresstheme.com/

http://www.askgraphics.com/freetemplates/

http://wpgarden.com/

http://templatextreme.com/products/wordpress-themes/list.php

http://themez.info/

http://cureless.net/works/wp-themes/

Lot of WP Themes

http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/category/wordpress-templates-wordpress-skins-wordpress-themes/

Polling Widgets / Services

Want to add a poll to your post? It’s simple to do with all these easy to use polling services.

http://www.quimble.com/

http://www.addpoll.com/

http://www.pollpub.com/

http://polls.blogflux.com/

http://blog.jalenack.com/archives/democracy/

http://www.blogpolls.com/

http://www.vizu.com/

http://www.blogpoll.com/poll/

http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-polls (Wordpress Only)

http://www.bloggeries.com/makepoll.php

http://www.htmlpoll.com/

http://www.blogpolling.com/

http://pollcode.com/

Blog Directories

One of the ways to bring more traffic to your blog (although not most effective and fast) is to submit your blog to blog directories. Most of them don’t charge you for listing. Below is a list of Blog Directories

http://www.bloggeries.com/

http://www.blogarama.com/

http://www.weblogalot.com/

http://www.blogdirs.com/

http://www.blogrankings.com/

http://www.blog-directory.org/

http://www.blogit.com/Blogs/

http://www.bestblogs.org/

http://blo.gs/

http://www.bloggapedia.com/

http://blogs.botw.org/

http://blogannounce.info/

http://www.topblogarea.com/

http://www.bloghints.com/

http://www.blogcatalog.com/

http://www.bloghub.com/

http://www.blogtoplist.com/

http://www.totalblogdirectory.com/

Blog Ping Services

Pinging means or notifying a number of services that keep track of blogs that your blog has been updated and hence, they crawl and index your site. This is a very important way to increase traffic to your blog though often neglected.

Below is the list of a few ping services which automatically pings several ping servers at the click of a button.

http://pingomatic.com/

http://pingoat.com/

http://pings.ws/

http://autopinger.com/

http://freeblogping.com/

http://blo.gs/ping.php

http://www.kping.com/

http://technorati.com/ping

3 comments:

jady said...

wow! thats a lot of info. I m gonna drop a link in my blog :-)

Apu said...

thank you for that.

YerbaMate said...

Nice list. I would add the main wordpress plugin site.

Also, check out the Youlicit More widget at Youlicit