All the extra tools bloggers need–WordCamp Victoria talk

It’s not hard to get blogging, regardless of what blog engine you use (though WordPress is the best IMHO), but there are tricks and tools that make life easier for you. At WordCamp Victoria I decided to distill and talk about the blogging toolkit that I’ve built up over the years. Tools like blog editors, image editors, RSS readers, note gathering tools, even Twitter clients.

Usually bloggers start out like this …
Domain: check
Web host: check
WordPress installed: check
What’s next? The tools. The goodies. The tools that make the job a little easier. Here are the tools that I like (or know are pretty good):

If you’d like to try DropBox, now is a great time to check it out. If you tell them I sent you, then I’ll get an extra 250MB storage on my account. Not a bad deal I think


    1. says

      Great presentation. Thanks for all of the great training and tools today, plus all of the tips and direction that you have given me in the past.
      "If you want to learn about blogging and WordPress, follow Tris – you will get great insights plus his likable, quirky humour. "
      Thanks again dude.

    2. says


      Thanks for a great presentation at WordCamp, particularly the extensive list of tools that I am presently checking out. In the Roundtable at the end of WordCamp you mentioned Matt’s WordCamp presentation on SEO, as being particularly helpful to watch. At the time I assumed it was Matt Mellenweg of WordPress, but after searching on Google, it appears you were referring to the one by Matt Cutt of Google at San Francisco WordCamp 2009:

      Just wanted to confirm. Thanks, Cindy


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