Blog Tips
Better Blogging Through Tools
December 28, 2011

Running a blog back in the day used to be easy but with more people blogging and higher competition on keywords and audience it can be a rough world out there. That was until now! Check out these tips and awesome tools to help make your blogging success faster and your audience grow larger.

One of the top things to hold any blog back is what is known as writers block. You know you need fresh new content but you just can’t think of anything to write about. What you need is a way to get data fast and in a way that you can review it and gather up creative ideas you can write about on your own blog.

Content Creation

Storify is a site that brings an easy to use interface to gather information from across all aspects of the web and pull that data into one central spot where you can review it and build ideas.

Diigo much like Storify it allows for a central hub to get the worlds information on specific subjects that relate to you. However one great feature about the site is where members can highlight portions of the web pages that are of particular interest and attach sticky notes to specific parts of the pages.

Screenr is a powerful tool which can take your blog or site on to the next level. It allows quick and easy access to creating compelling product or instructional video. A large number of companies and affiliate marketers are starting to use this service to easily create reviews and other great information on the fly for their subscribers.

Social Media

Sociable is a free WordPress plugin that allows bloggers to automatically distribute their content to more then 30 sites throughout the social web. You also have the ability to select where you want your content posted or post to all and track to see what ones are producing the traffic your site needs.

OnlyWire – Allows for quick bookmarking and posting to your favorite social bookmarking and social media sites. I’ve been using this service for years.


Knowing whats going on at your site can be the difference between $10 a month and $1,000 a month. Get the information you need to start making informed decisions.

Crazy Egg is a powerful program that allows you to heat map your site. This ensures you know exactly where people are looking and clicking on your site. These heat maps allow you to rebuild your layout for areas that might be dead or even areas that are hot and place some type of ad there to increase your sales. It also allows you to see if these visitors are scrolling on your site and if so how far down before they leave your site.

ChartBeat – If you like seeing charts and data this is the site for you. While its a bit on the expensive edge having it for a large blog can make all the difference. It tracks actively the amount of active, new and returning visitors reading your content.

Remember information is powerful and having it can make all the difference in building yourself and your business to the next level.

About author

Sean Supplee

Sean Supplee is the founder and CEO of this blog, Its got my name on it! Passion drives me to help other bloggers and those looking to take their knowledge and share it with the world. Coach, Mentor, Social Strategist and Funnel Consultant.

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  • I will have to try out the sociable plugin. The one I am using gets in the way. Thanks for the suggestions.
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