Blogging Tools, Ebooks, Social Media, Formatting, Facebook, Inspiration and Readers

This article is a summary of some of the best articles I have read recently.

Steven Snell from Vandelay Design writes about 9 Essential Tools for Bloggers. This is a great article summarizing some key tools for bloggers. The article names the following list of tools, please visit the article for a full write up.

  1. FeedBurner
  2. Google Analytics
  3. Del.icio.us
  4. BloglinesRSS Reader
  5. Windows Live Writer
  6. Google Webmaster Tools
  7. Page Speed Checkerfrom Self SEO
  8. Google Alerts
  9. Link Checker from Technorati

Nate Whitehill writes about Using Free ebooks to Promote your Blog. The article suggests how using ebooks he can convert people who download the ebook into email subscribers.

Tadeusz Szewczyk from SEO 2.0 writes about The Real Rules of Social Media Marketing. Tad writes good stuff, and this article is well worth reading if you want to improve how your content’s scores of social media sites. Tad has informed me that this article is a parody of Social Media Marketing by Glen Allsop.

Michael Martin from Pro Blog Design writes about Formatting your Posts for Readability. This article puts together some valuable information about good habits you should get into when formatting your blog posts, great stuff.

Brian Clark from Copyblogger writes about What Facebook Can Teach You About Effective Blog Marketing. Copyblogger has some exceptional content, so this blog is well worth visiting if you have never been there before. This article discusses how to segment your readers, for effective marketing and uses Facebook as an example.

David Airey writes about Using your Readers for Writing Inspiration. This is a good read on how to use your reader’s comments to create content. Good stuff.

How to Attract Readers Who Don’t Read Blogs is a very good article on performancing.com. This article is good food for thought. Who reads your blog? Is it mainly other bloggers? Do regular people actually know that they are reading a blog?

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