Desktop / Stand Alone Blog Editor
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
Qumana is a simple desktop
editor for Windows and Mac OS that helps you write to multiple blogs all from one convenient interface.
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.
BlogDesk is optimized for the blog systems WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine as well as the bloghosters Blogg.de and Twoday.net.
Post2Blog 3 is a freeware handy blog editor with live spell-checking support for pro-bloggers
QTM is another Linux based blogging client which is presently capable of composing, formatting and submitting blog entries to a weblog.
Bleezer is a freeware. Works on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
blogBuddy is a small Windows 95/NT/ME/2000/XP program written in
Free Blogger Templates
Free CSS Templates
Blogger Templates Directory
Polling Widgets / Services
http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-polls (Wordpress Only)
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
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.