Essential Tools – MomGadget StyleBy
This week’s Essential Tools series features Gayla McCord of MomGadget fame. Gayla is a Professional Blogger and Work at Home Mom who maintains and/or owns 13 blogs â€“ including three sheâ€™s currently writing for the mega blog network, b5media. Having started working from home while being a single mother of twins, Gayla has developed a rather strict routine online and is always looking out for tools that make her time online more productive.
At this time the tools you wonâ€™t find Gayla working without are:
- FIREFOX – Gayla is officially a Firefox convert. She went reluctantly into the change from Internet Explorer, but admits that she is so glad she did. She canâ€™t believe how much easier and smoother her multi-tasking goes.
- QUMANA – When it comes to blogging, thereâ€™s no blogging like Qumana blogging. Having thirteen blogs that she owns and/or maintains, Qumana allows Gayla to post quickly from one platform rather than logging in and out of each individually. Qumana is available in a free download at www.qumana.com. (I need to go check this one out)
- WS FTP PRO – Her final essential tool is WS FTP Pro â€“ Gayla found herself in the situation a little over a year ago where she had to upload all of her work in individual pages and absolutely never wants to go there again. She likes being able to make changes and quickly upload them to the web without lots of unnecessary keystrokes.
Other programs Gayla has and uses often are Paint Shop Pro, Google Reader and now MyBlogLog. After reading my praises of the mozilla email program, sheâ€™ll likely be giving that a whirl sometime in the near future.
Whatâ€™s in your toolbox? Leave me a comment and let me know what keeps your online world moving. Would you like to be featured? Just drop me a line and let me know.