Aug 31 2007

Comment Friday for August 31st

If this is your first comment friday, the idea is pretty simple. Leave us a comment about anything you want. I will select one lucky commentor that really stands out, and I will give a free link to them. Not only that, but they will get a one week free blogroll spot for a week.

This week I’d like to know about which tools you use for your blogging. Whether its a feedreader or mybloglog, which services and websites do you use MOST? I don’t know where I’d be without my google reader, and really any type of blog forum, thats where I find I use a lot of my time, how about you?

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  1. Alexandru | Shylock Blogging said:

    Google Reader hands down. But I got ~370 feeds in there so no wonder I use it so much.
    I also seem to be spending a lot of time lately on Digg, looking for story ideas for a tech blog of mine.
    As for where I write my articles, Windows Live Writer takes a good chunk of my day.

    August 31st, 2007 at 1:50 am
  2. Chris said:

    For me I use Mybloglog, Google Reader and numerous music forums

    August 31st, 2007 at 2:13 am
  3. Sheila said:

    It’s Comment Friday on a holiday weekend – woot woot! :-)

    I use MyBlogLog, Google Reader, Feedburner, Google Analytics the MOST.

    August 31st, 2007 at 3:48 am
  4. dandellion said:

    Let’s start with platform: WordPress with all the plugins.
    Feedburner is taking care of feeds, though lately it is too slow.
    Google Analytics made me addicted to stats examination. (I also use awstats for cross checking)
    Google reader nicely aranged on five pages of iGoogle.
    Pownce got into my blogging life lately, and it shows up as a nice tool for being in contact with the community.
    BlogFlux’ watchlist takes care of comments I left all around.

    August 31st, 2007 at 5:11 am
  5. Windy said:

    Well… maybe I’m a bit dump as I don’t really know the answer to it. Just want to say enjoy the weekend everyone (and certainly I will as I took a whole week off next week) :P .

    August 31st, 2007 at 6:14 am
  6. Lynnae @ Being Frugal said:

    I recently began using Wordpress, and I love it! I also use Feedburner a lot. I flag posts that I want to comment on or highlight in a roundup post.

    August 31st, 2007 at 6:26 am
  7. homemom3 said:

    I use rss feed, google reader as well as technorati favorites, mybloglog and blogcatalog. Another thing is the comments, I visit those that comment on my blog.

    August 31st, 2007 at 7:00 am
  8. Gregory Schnese said:

    Drupal is my best tool for my blog. I can do so much more with Drupal than others can with pre-defined blog software. The tracking software in Drupal and Google Analytics work really well together.

    I also use, stumble upon, digg and reddit just to get my message out. is great for local bloggers. You can enter your zip code, and users will see you on a map!


    August 31st, 2007 at 8:39 am
  9. said:

    I would have to say stumble upon and technorati; because I am pretty well obsessed with both!

    August 31st, 2007 at 8:54 am
  10. Madhur Kapoor said:

    I use Google Reader to keep track of all my feeds . StumbleUpon is another service which i like , gets me huge amounts of traffic . Mybloglog is another service which is doing great for me

    August 31st, 2007 at 9:09 am
  11. Lynne said:

    I use Google as my feed reader but I like to use blogcatalog to find similar sites or sites that interest me. I also visit anyone who has visited me through bloglog or blogcatalog and I definitely visit anyone who leaves a comment. If they are lurking and I can’t tell they’ve been there then I can’t return the visit, so I hope they will comment. :-D

    August 31st, 2007 at 9:32 am
  12. ANO said:

    I’d say Bloglines is what I use the most. I check it a few times a day to keep up with all my blogging buddies!

    August 31st, 2007 at 10:38 am
  13. K-IntheHouse said:

    GreatNews desktop feed reader in my USB drive is my best friend. I use StumbleUpon heavily to find new sites/posts on the topic I am interested in.

    And there is atleast 1 new service I am trying out every week so I can review it. :-)

    August 31st, 2007 at 11:50 am
  14. Brown Baron said:

    Google Reader, StumbleUpon, and checking stats take up a lot of time heh. I can’t help myself though.

    August 31st, 2007 at 12:08 pm
  15. Ad Tracker said:

    Hmm, interesting responses so far.

    When you ask what tools we use for “blogging”, I assume you mean the actual compilation and posting of articles.

    I get a lot of ideas from my Google reader but I guess any reader would accomplish that but the Google reader allows me to star special posts I want to find again later for use in an article.

    Lately I have found the “Stumble Button” to be an awesome tool for article suggestions. I have a special set of folders in my favorites just to put the cool sites I come across into so I can find them later.

    I use my image editing software quite a bit to crop screen shots and modify other images for my posts.

    Speaking of images, since I’m on a free platform I use extensively for image hosting.

    I guess the most important tool I use for blogging would be my old noggin. Without it I can’t make any of this other stuff work :)

    August 31st, 2007 at 12:22 pm
  16. mercutiom said:

    Google Reader is my #1 as well. With 100+ feeds I’m on it all day. I also use MyBlogLog to connect with other bloggers. I also just started using the Freelance Switch forums to connect with other designers across the country. They’re great for that.

    August 31st, 2007 at 5:26 pm
  17. Matt said:

    lol thanks ad, i was mostly referring to online blogging tools, but thats works too

    August 31st, 2007 at 6:43 pm
  18. Ad Tracker said:

    OOOPs! My bad ;)

    Well, skip the image editor and everything else is an online tool.

    Sorry, first timer and all.

    August 31st, 2007 at 6:49 pm
  19. Sephyroth said:

    I use both Google Reader and Bloglines (though Bloglines is mostly for the blogs that I don’t read that often) to read. I’m also a member of the major blogging communities – Bumpzee, MyBlogLog, Blog Catalog.

    In fact, I started the US blogs community at Bumpzee (open invitation for any and all US bloggers ;) ).

    I’m also a user of Stumbleupon – I had used it a couple of years ago, got rid of it, but have just gotten back into it. :)


    August 31st, 2007 at 9:52 pm
  20. Tay said:

    I use Google Reader, StumbleUpon, MyBlogLog, Google Analytics, Feedburner… Wow, there are just too many to list. I’m also trying to start to market my blog with Myspace, Facebook, and Bebo. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out but I’m giving it a shot.

    Another thing I’m using is When I post I rewrite my article, and then submit it. You can get a lot of linkbacks like that.

    Anyway, Saturday the 1st is my birthday party, and the 2nd is my actual birthday. I can’t focus on blogging too much at the moment – right now, I’ve got to get some sleep. ;)

    August 31st, 2007 at 10:19 pm
  21. Matt Jones said:

    I use Mybloglog for checking as the day goes on because it updates nice and fast, then go back and take a more careful look at the stats the next day.

    I also use Google Analytics and the Awstats that come with Bluehost which I tend to check every couple of days.

    September 1st, 2007 at 10:49 am
  22. Dexter said:

    You have a very nice site and a good community over here. nice work

    September 1st, 2007 at 9:44 pm


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