Essential Tools Of Pro Blogger Chris GarrettBy
What tools do the pros consider essential for online success? Author, pro blogger and new media consultant, Chris Garrett of chrisg.com and Authority Blogger Forum, is on board today to share his secrets with us! But before we find out Chris’ secret weapons, check out a few of his most popular articles:
- 10 Reasons Commenting is Good for Bloggers
- Blog SEO – Get Your Blog out of the Supplemental Index
- Where to Find Fresh Blogs and Get Your Blog Discovered
Chris G’s Essential Tools (in his own words)
WordPress – While I have built blogs on Drupal and CommunityServer the one system I LOVE to use is WordPress. It just suits me perfectly, plus has such a rich community that support it with help, themes, plugins … for an individual blogger or a team I couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Firefox + Scribefire – I could be accused of slightly biased but I really do use this Firfox plugin every day and still recommend it even though I have absolutely zero input into it any more! Coupled with a Firefox spellcheck dictionary it is really a bloggers killer app.
Feedburner – Without feedburner how would we know how many subscribers we have? We wouldn’t!
Flickr – Whether it is for storing our own pics or for finding CC licensed images, you can’t beat Flickr for photographs. I just wish it allowed you to crop and annotate too.
CC PDF Converter – This PDF converter is useful for anyone wanting to create viral PDF ebooks. The CC PDF Converter is a free (open source) application that enables you to create PDF documents from almost any application (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and more). The CC PDF Converter also allows you to easily embed a creative commons license in your PDF file.
Thanks to Chris for sharing his favorite tools! What’s in your essential toolbox?Â
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