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Tools to make your blogging life easier

If you are an every day blogger you’ll find stuff like posting ,reading blogs ,checking out the blogs you’ve commented on and ppl replies a very annoying operation .

fortunately there are easier way to such stuff

1- Essentials : web browser

If you are a blogger then you need a modern web browser that helps you do the job faster easier and can integrate tools to help you with specific tasks .

First of all : STAY A WAY FROM IE.

there is a lot of browsers but the most important ones are :

Firefox: The award-winning Web browser which just celebrated 500.000.000 downloads , it’s very secure, and fully customizable via extensions to your online life.

Opera : The coolest, fastest, and most secure free Web browser ,that’s what it’s website says any way . BUT it’s not open source and it doesn’t support extensions .

Flock: which is basically Firefox modified to work better with tools like internal blog editor, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook .

it’s the perfect choice for your social cyber life and my own personal choice

here is a video to demonstrate how to use Flock

2- Easier posting

i’m assuming that by now you use either Flock or Firefox .

Flock already has an internal blog Editor that works with blogger, WordPress and most blogging platform ,but honestly i don’t like it very much .

So i use an extension called ScribeFire which works perfectly with both Firefox and Flock .

Here is a tutorial on how to install and use Scribefire

3- Easier reading

If you follow a lot of blogs it will be very hard to just go to every one of it and view it manually .

the answer to that is to use a feed reader

the feed reader is either an offline or web-based

the most famous readers are Bloglines and Google reader

personally i like google reader since it integrated into my all in one google account

here is a video to demonstrate google reader

4- easier comment tracking

i comment on a lot of blogs every day and i often forget where i was commenting and i don’t know if someone has replied to my comment or not  .

the solution lies in a comment tracking tools like coComment .

which basically acts like a firefox extension that tracks the posts you comment on and inform you with the new updates .

you can install coComment for here or view their getting started section .

Enjoy an easier life 😀


About MeMo

I'm a 22 Egyptian male who has just fed up with every thing around him and seeking change

5 responses to “Tools to make your blogging life easier

  1. Jasim ⋅

    Indeed all of those things make your life easier, but still for some reason I prefer the good old, time-consuming way of blogging. Either that or I’m really dead bored. 😀

  2. mala2e6

    i like the coComment,i am always lost and i forget where i commneted.but i also forget to use FF,i am used to IE and only use FF if IE is not working.thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

  3. I hate it when a blog doesn’t have the checkbox that automatically emails you the comment responses. I’m gonna look into that cocomment thing. Thanks.

    About FF, whatch out QW gonna get you 😀

  4. Xero

    Ya welcome ya welcome t the blog ya gama3a .. Nawarto Masr 😛 😛
    (mabashta3’alsh fel 7okooma walahy)

    Jasim : hehe then the point is wasting time and there is no point in using a time saving tools if the point is to waste it .. got the point? lol 😛

    Mala2e6: FF is THE BEST of all and IE is just something that we had to use in the absence of an alternative .. try to give FF a try and u’ll like a lot ..
    BTW, what does Mala2e6 means?..besides being the daughter of Om Mala2e6 😀 .

    Hani: this is a non standard feature that ppl add via plugins in WP or modules in Drupal and other CMSs, but in a non-self hosted blog we have no control over such thing so tools like coComment becomes very handy ..
    actually there is another 2 tools
    1- Co.mments/
    2- Commentful
    but i prefer to deal with coComment due to it’s FF integration.

    i only know 2 QWs : Quake wars and Quake World .. is there any other ?

  5. How often do you yourself swim and what stroke or do you just write about it?

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

    Swimming greats you should write about next, my ex was an olympic swimmer!

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