Blogging Tools

Blogging is so important – now more than ever.

And the list of tools is endless.

Well WordPress is a given – not only as a blogging platform, but I also fully endorse it as a complete web development and content management system. (of course I am talking about the self-hosted version)

But once you have your blog up and going, to run it effectively and efficiently, there are many tolls that will get your rolling along. Social Media Examiner compiled an excellent list of 22 top blogging tools loved by the pros.

I’ve personally used Disqus, Flickr of course, Google +, Allstop (by one of my favorite ‘Guys’, Digg, and Instagram (use it on my phone all the time).  There are others on the list I will be trying very soon.

Check out the list of blogging tools yourself > http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/22-top-blogging-tools

 

 

Interesting Ag Sites

I was clicking away on the net today, following a trail of links and Google searches that would make Inspector Clouseau envious – I came across an interesting individual. He is someone that I hope to connect with online – a guy who seems to be another serial web developer (meaning he creates and maintains multiple websites and continues to build new ones).

What made this individual even more interesting is that besides the fact we have web development in common – we also have Agriculture as one of our key industries. Martin Cserhati runs AgDigitalMedia.  Sites that he is involved in are the Farmer Showcase, Swine Web and PigCareers.com.

I am not sure of Martin’s role in all the various entities and websites, but hope, thru searching and contacting them to learn more about this online Ag media guru.

UPDATE – August 4, 2012 – I found out that the owner of FarmerShowcase.com, SwineWeb.com and PigCareers.com is Jim Eadie.  He is doing a great job using internet technology to help out agriculture producers and in the business model – create a new business model – well done Jim!