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A – Z of Professional Blogging Tools

200606271704Following is my A to Z of Professional blogging including blogging tools, blogging platforms, blogging services and ways of making money from blogging (in fact whether you blog for money or not much of what follows should help you improve your blogging).

I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share your own tools and services in comments (I’m sure I’ll have missed some). update – I’ve been adding your suggestions and we’re now up to over 130 blog tools and platforms.

Update: as there are so many blogging tools listed on this page I’ve made another shorter page with just my most recommended blogging resources and tools which might help if you want something with a personal recommendation.

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AdSense – contextual ad program by Google
Adbrite – sell text ads
Amazon Associates – popular affiliate program
aStore – add an Amazon Store to your Blog
AdGenta – text ads by Qumana (see ‘Q’)
AdRotator – WP ad rotating plugin
Akismet – Comment Spam Fighting Tool
Adhearus – pay per click advertising
AdWords – the advertisers side of AdSense – many bloggers use it to promote their blogs
AzoogleAds – advertising system
Audio Blogger – adds audio to your blog


Build A Niche Store– add an eBay store to your site
Bidvertiser – bid based advertising
Blog Ads – blog advertising network
Blog Jet – blog editing tool
Blog Desk – blog editing tool
Bloglines – Web based RSS feed reader
BlogPulse – blog search tool
BlogPolls – tool for putting polls on your blog
Blog Poll – another blog poll tool
Backpackit – useful organizational tool
Blogger.com – blog platform
Bloggers for Hire – bloggers looking for work and potential employers looking for bloggers
BlogSitter.net – service for find guest bloggers while you take a holiday
BlogBurst – syndicates bloggers content for mainstream medium
BlogFlux – blog services portal
Blogger Jobs – a blog following the advertising of blog jobs


Chitika eMiniMalls – advertising program
CrispAds – blog advertising network
Creative Commons – copyright licenses
Copyscape – tool for checking for content theft/plagiarism
Clicksor – advertising program
Clickbank – library of many affiliate products
Commission Junction – collection of many affiliate programs
Casale Media – advertising solution

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  2. Mirage says: 06/29/2006 at 7:18 pm

    You didn’t mention Adobe Contribute..This is a killer tool for Pro Bloggers who need to manage multiple blogs simultaneously. Includes WSIWYG Editing
    Mars Edit does not even come close to this radical tool.
    If you are busy working in your office applications (Word, Excel, OL Reader) /Brower (IE /Fire Fox) just stay where ever you are and post contents to web. Contribute has now plug-in in all the apps that enables you to do instant web publishing. WYSIWYG Blog editing:
    With Contribute 4.0 you can also instantly publish to blog servers providing the user true WYSIWYG blog editing experience with auto generation of blog server templates. This exp is extended to office apps as well, we have office plug-ins to post contents to blog servers through contribute. Rich media blogging – Post images, enclosures, audio, video files.Tagging support, Ping server support, Track back support.Blog from your RSS aggregator – Support has been provided for FeedDemon and Net news wire.

  3. Could add GeekMix to the mix, another hosted blogging platform (brand new) with some interesting features

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  5. Darren any reasn you left sxore out of the list? I have not used just heard a few people talking about it and wondered if there was a reason for the absence in the list.

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  11. absent:

    B2evolution – popular blog tool
    Semagic – the most popular client for livejournal- and metaAPI-compatible blogs

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  13. I must appreciate your time and effort writing this post.

    great, complete, and REAL informative one!

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  16. Darren,

    Thanks for the post. Very useful. I was looking other RSS feed readers and came across this resource which list quite a few more RSS Readers for both MAC and Windows.

    MAC: http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-reader-mac.htm

    Windows: http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-readers.htm

    They also have lists for Linux and hand helds. You may want to add these to the list.


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    More details at http://www.streamernet.com/html/videoad.html

    This product is a swiss-army knife which enables simplified creation and management of all things video, such as video email, live streaming, media conversion, video blogging and more.

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  19. Great list. I didn’t see StatCounter in the list – Free web stats.

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  23. Darren:

    I just wanted you to know that I included a link to this particular article in my ebook “Blogging for Business: A small business guide to getting started”.

    Great post!


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  30. Darren,
    I’m looking for the ideal notetaking companion and I am unsure if “Only Wire” fits the bill.

    I found some nice free software at Donation Coder: http://donationcoder.com :
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    Which one of these tools fit that bill!

    http://chowrescuedogs.org – chow rescue, Maryland DC area
    http://adoptachow.wordpress.com (adopt a dog from a shelter, save a dog’s life)

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  38. Hi,

    Awesome tools. If you heard about Tag And Ping I would like to know what you think about it. Now you are a PRO in Blogging :) your opinion counts a lot!


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  41. This is so awesome Darren, and exactly why your site is so spectacularly successful. You are not afraid to show us what we want to know – and that brings us back again and again. Obviously it has not slowed down your income to share with us many of your “secrets”, and hopefully more and more people will realize that the example that you are showing is the way to do it. I am in a whole different realm of blogging, and I still find that your site is invaluable to bloggers, whatever their subject matter is! Thanks!!

  42. Thank you for useful links. I would like to suggest very interesting news platform “Serendipity Weblog System” You can find it here http://www.s9y.org/

  43. Awesome! Thanks for putting this together. This is a very helpful guide given that it is simple, straightforward and logical. As a novice blogger, I am still learning and will check back pretty frequently. Brilliant! Thanks.

  44. Nice list Darren, but I would like to suggest making the list by category instead of alphabetical order by name.

    It would make the list far more useful and easier to locate what a user is looking for. Just a suggestion and cheers.

    …Blog Bloke

  45. True and good idea BB – although then it wouldn’t be the A-Z of blogging…. :-)

    Actually – I made a similar list previously by category, although I can’t find it right now for some reason. Will try dig around for it.

  46. … the A-Z of blogging (by category) :-)

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  49. Great list. its like a key to the blogsphere

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