Windows Live Writer

This desktop application makes it easy to write your blog draft and then tweak it, add images, audio, files and links. All in one place. It can be set up to work with most blog platforms and with numerous plugins available, is all you will need to write a professional blog.


Zemanta is called “your blogging assistant” and can be downloaded or installed as a Firefox extension. As you write your blog post it will suggest content, pictures and links from your own older posts. Zemanta has a lot more features and the longer you use it, the more useful it becomes.


Now Google Feedburner. A necessity for distributing your content and allowing your subscribers a choice of options for how they receive your content. Simple to set up and it’s a free service.


Available as a 30-day free trial, Snagit is screen capture software that can create a full or partial image of what is on your computer monitor.With a list of effects and graphics, it’s a versatile tool for bloggers that also allows them to share captures online.


When you’re on the go, Jott comes in handy as a mobile tool. With Jott voicemail, assistant and Jott for salesforce you have a full messaging, note taking and update backup available at all times. Messages are turned into text and sent by email, text message or web update. Free trial.


The Flock browser is an all in one social media browser. It brings together all of your sites, video, updates and blogs in one place. With Flock’s blog editor you can compose posts on or offline, keep all of your social network contacts in one place on the sidebar and upload up to 1,000 photos. With a web clipboard and a media bar, Flock is available in 12 languages.


Popular as an easy way to share blog posts, Tumblr comes with hundreds of themes, exceptional mobility, automatic tweets and a large choice of third party apps. With integrated Feedburner support and Google optimization and custom domains available, Tumblr is an excellent choice for a blogging and microblogging platform.