Hypothetical question time – If you were stranded on a desert island (with dsl broadband and a laptop) and the had to make a living (to pay for your boat ride home) from blogging – what would be your top 5 blogging tools/programs/services?
Ok – silly question – but someone was just asking me about my blogging and the tools that I use – I told them that I LOVE…
1. Google Adsense – my wife loves them too – They give me money to research and write about stuff that I’m really interested in and probably would have researched and written about for free!
2. Bloglines – These people find me the stuff that I write about in a 10th of the time it would have taken me to find it otherwise. They also tell me if others are writing about it within minutes of them doing so.
3. Ecto – I still remember the day I first fell in love with this little program. It makes uploading blog entries so quick and easy. What you see is what you get editing – one click publishing – purrrrr.
4. Google News – Once again the nice people at Google come to the problogging party and kindly email me news on any topic that I might choose. Articles from around the world that I’d never have heard of land in my inbox daily.
5. Topix – Once again this service sources news (for free) from around the globe and shoots it into either an email or an RSS feed for my blogging pleasure.
What are your top 5 blogging tools??