When it comes to blogging, there are lots of FREE tools to help you in blogging, like blog editors, submitting blogs to multiple pinging services etc. Most popular of the freeware if Windows live Writer, but there are more softwares apart from blog editors which are helpful in developing a good blog. Here is a list of 12 FREE and useful tools for blogging which helps you in building you blog.
1. Blog 8.0 Beta- Blog 8.0 Beta is a self-contained website manager. The program includes an FTP utility, an HTML editor, built-in spell checker and thesaurus, a client-server mode, the ability to send a weekly or monthly news digest to subscribers and much more.
2. Blog Spreading- This is a small, free utililty that is used to popularize your blog by automatically appending a link to the latest post in your blog to your e-mail signature and assists in your blog’s search engine optimizations.
3. Bytescout Post2Blog- This is a freeware blog editor by managing existing posts, automating image uploads, ability to export posts to HTML and PDF, and more. Can be run from a USB flash drive so you can manage your blog on the go.
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4. Fast Blog Finder- Fast Blog Finder allows you to boost your natural search engine rankings by building targeted backlinks to all your websites. It’s a no-spam search engine friendly blog commenter.
5. Radio.Blog 3.1- Radio.blog is the first stand-alone flash-based application that lets you stream sound on your website by creating audio playlists which can be heard by a website’s visitors.
6. Rankquest SEO Tools 3.9- This is a Firefox toolbar aimed at improving and providing quick access to useful search engine optimization tools.
7. Link Popularity Check- Check the popularity of your website based on results from major search engines with the help of this handy tool.
8. SiteSub 1.0- SiteSub is a free blog utility that helps you in the process of adding your link to a website directory, blog directory or link list.
9. ThingamaBlog- ThingamaBlog is a cross-platform blogging application for authoring and publishing your blog without the need of a third-party blogging host. You can maintain multiple blogs, write entries offline, import entries from RSS/Atom feeds, define your own custom template tags, and a lot more.
10. W.Bloggar- If you need a simple client to post, publish, edit and delete text on blogs maintained on sites like Blogger, MovableType, and the like, try W.bloggar which has an Office-like interface.
11. Weblog Expert Lite- WebLog Expert Lite is a server log analyzer. It generates HTML-based reports with tables and charts, and provides a comprehensive overview of the general traffic activity of your website.
12. Blog Blaster- Blog Blaster is a tool that is useful to submit your blogs to over 12 blog search engines by pinging to them using the XML-RPC interface.
If you are looking for free desktop blog editors, you can check this post for a list of FREE blog Editors.