I have been a blogger for quite some time now. Writing is almost like breathing or lets just say I love doing what I do best. Now, blogging has not really been financially rewarding for me, except for the fact that blogging has helped me hone my writing skills as well as my technical know-how in various blogging platforms.
So here is a quick rundown of the Top Blogging Tools that I use here as well as my other sites:
WORDPRESS. WORDPRESS. I cannot say it enough but I love WordPress! And yes, this has little to do with intelligent and handsome Matt, but its because WordPress is probably the best blogging platforms today. I started blogging with Blogspot almost 10 years ago. I was unhappy with its hosting limitations so I decided to switch on Moveable Type, which was uber cool 9 years ago. I can probably launch a site in less than 10 minutes. I guess the pros can do it for 5 minutes, but since I am plagued with false modesty today, I reckon I can get a WordPress site up and running in 10 minutes. Another thing that I love about WordPress is its versatility when it comes to customization and there are literally thousands of reliable plugins to make your blogging experience spiffy!
MacBook and HP Pavilion p6240d. In order to write and post my articles, I use my reliable Macbook for non work related tasks. I also use my HP Pavilion to maintain and write my posts for my client’s websites which are running in WordPress.
For my internet connection at home, I use Globe Broadband which is the most reliable service in my area. Although I had issues with Globe (as if I have not ranted enough already), I have nothing much to complain when it comes to speed. I have 2 internet connections at home actually so my children’s PC has its own sole connection and I do not have to fight with them when we are sharing connections. Imagine, we can now do FarmVille and Farm Town simultaneously!
For images, I use a Canon Digital Ixus 30. This has been one of my recent upgrade since the loss of my reliable GE Digital Camera. For photo editing, I just use Picasa since uploading in Facebook takes only a few clicks! I also like carrying a spare micro SD card along with my mini tripod along with my digital camera.
I also use my trusty Nokia E72 to take photos. Its been very handy and I tend to use the camera as well since it comes up with decent images for my blog.
Blogging has provided me company when the going gets rough. I would like to believe that I have amused and even helped some people because of this love for blogging. There is no chance that I will quit writing in the near future, so all of the tools that I have dearly invested in better be worth it! 🙂