99 Resources: BLOG SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Interested in Blogging? Don’t know where to begin? Here is a list of the top blog platforms, resources and tools to help you get your blog on. You can even turn your blog posts into a book! Check out RSSZine below.
Blogger ~ Creating your blog with Blogger takes just a few easy steps. In a matter of minutes you can start posting text, photos, videos, and more to your blog. Post as often as you want; it’s free.
WordPress.org is a state-of-the-art open source publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. This service is great for bloggers who don’t intend to sell anything on their blogs and want an easy to use system.
WordPress.com ~ is brought to you by some of the same folks who work on the open source blogging software available at WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a hosted version of the open source package where you can start a blog in seconds without any technical knowledge. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and they do offer paid a la carte upgrades for things like CSS editing and custom domains. (This is the version we use for several of our blogs). This is the one we use and recommend.
Typepad ~ WordPress and Blogger offer a basic blog for free, while TypePad charges a subscription fee. Why? Because TypePad offers you more: professionally designed themes, control over your content, and ways to make money. Best of all, everything is included in one up-front fee.
BLOG TO BOOK & PAGE-TURNING TECHNOLOGY
RssZine ~ Bloggers, Podcasters, Authors & Speakers have a TON of CONTENT that can be re-packaged into book or magazine format. RSSzine.com makes it quick, easy and affordable to create your own high quality PDF from an RSS feed, and Turning Page publication from a PDF. With RSSZINE you can Increase Traffic and Sales Using Content You Already Have
BlogBooker produces a high-quality PDF Blog Book from all your blog’s entries and comments. Archives can be generated from any blog running on WordPress, LiveJournal (and derivatives) or Blogger. This one is FREE.
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Don’t want your blog to look like a blog? These premium wordpress themes can give your blog a “custom” look without the “custom pricing” ~ visit Elegant Themes today.
Need more help? Be sure and read the article: Blogging 101 – An Introduction to the Basics