Blogging Tools

For a successful blog, we all use lot of blogging tools. I had written a post about my blogging toolkit. The basic blogging tool kit include a blogging platform and a blogging client. Apart from this we require a lot of other tools for traffic, feeds, advertising etc. Here is the list of the other useful free tools for blogging.

Blog Statistics:

StatsBlog stats are important for any blog to determine the visitor count and to determine the performance of blog in terms of traffic. Stats are also important to analyze the how readers came to your blog, from which place and what time. Google Analytics is one of the most favored tool. It has a wide range of options. Other than Google, few other sites which offer free stats analyzers are;

Blog Directories:

For the blog to become more successful, we need to submit to blog directories. Blog directories are good way to promote your blog. There are many blog directories and I’m listing a few prominent ones here.

Email Subscriptions:

EmailEmail subscriptions are important for any blogs. If I like a blog, I would subscribe the blog through Email rather than using reader. There are quite a few providers offering email subscription services.

Image Hosting:

Images are very important for blogs as they appeal to the readers. If the blogging platform does not have a good hosting service, free image hosting services can be used. The advantage of using free image hosting services is that they offer unlimited space or without any restrictions. But they are have the disadvantage that they are not fully reliable. Few of the image hosting services are;

If you use another free tools for your blog please share it in the comments. 🙂
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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. Thanks for the comment. I’ll remove if they delete the images.

  2. Nice post Nirmal, but you need to remove from the list. I tried to upload couple of images and then publish it on my blog, I woke up the other day and found out they’ve deleted those images.


  3. You don’t need to remove it, but just highlight that they do so.

  4. Great post ..ya why to remove just mention about it in the side..

  5. Thilak and Shashank,
    Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  6. Hmm… my favorite tool is the good old paper. My job might require me to travel a lot sometimes and I always keep a piece of paper in hand so that I can pen my thought and they become the future blog post. 🙂

  7. Hello Nirmal

    Thats a great list you have there

    I am please to announce the launch of my new image hosting service

    Still in Beta Phase

    Do Test and tell me how you find it 😀

  8. Ashwin,
    I also use the tool mentioned by you while traveling. 🙂

    News Blog,
    I have mailed my comments on the new hosting service

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