Resources for Bloggers

Decided to give my blog some much needed attention. Had wanted to add a host of tweaks, a resonable amount of syndication, and lastly get listed on all the Blog Directories i could think of. Have added a detailed list to this entry and also created a permanent set of links in the sidebar (phew!…learning HTML was the easy bit…getting all the stuff to work perfectly took some energy)

Blog Directories
http://www.blogcatalog.com
http://www.blogflux.com
http://blogs.botw.org
– A highly regarded Blog Directory. Needs editor Approval quite like http://dmoz.org/
http://www.blogtopsites.com
http://www.blogrankings.com

Resources on Blogs & Bloggers
www.blogpulse.com – A service of Nielsen Buzz Metrics is everything from a Search Engine for blogs, to a set of buzz-tracking tools that are applied to blog content daily to track blog activity on key issues, people, news stories, news sources, bloggers and a fun look at real-world Trends as reflected through blogs. There are some interesting ideas like daily blog stats that measure activity in the world of blogging (number of blogs identified, new blogs created, number of blog posts analyzed), trend charts comparing buzz in the blogosphere on up to three specific topics, a Conversation Tracker that follows and captures the discussion, or conversation, that emanates and spreads from individual blogs or individual blog posts, blogger profiles and a showcase of blogs.

http://www.feedburner.com
– FeedBurner is the world’s largest feed management provider. Their Web-based services help bloggers, podcasters and commercial publishers promote, deliver and profit from their content on the Web. FeedBurner also offers the largest advertising network for feeds that brings together an unprecedented caliber of content aggregated from the world’s leading media companies, A-list bloggers, blog networks and individual publishers.

http://www.blogexplosion.com – These guys ROCK! I’ve been with them for a while and they have been a source of loads of quality traffic.

http://www.pingomatic.com – A one stop shop to send a ping to every major RSS aggregator in the wild west of the internet. For e.g. if you click here you’d update something…and hey, Thanks! 😉

http://www.ipings.com – Another pinging service that is a must.

http://www.bloggerswap.com – Fundamentally a Banner Exchange where bloggers can swap banners which display their content. Users are allowed to swap banners only within their category of blogs.
http://bloggerads.com – A Marketplace to Buy Sell and Trade Blog Adverts.
http://www.bloggerhub.com – Blogger Discussion board.

Also attached is a list of pings that you should perform. I have integrated them with WordPress so that this automatically happens when I post my post, if you get what i mean! 🙂

I quite enjoyed researching and posting the Blogger Special so expect more…and much sooner! Stay smiling! 🙂

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