Sunday, August 5, 2007

310+ Essential readings, tools and Resources for Bloggers

I was looking for them and then I found them at Problogger, mashable and others from Matt Huggins. While some of you might be aware of some of them, for others it may be a new world. But then these tips help everyone.

Essential Readings

  1. Can You Make a Living Blogging? (Graywolf SEO)
  2. Five Beginner’s Blogging Tips (John Chow)
  3. The First 7 Days of Blogging (Pronet Advertising)
  4. Put on Your Game Face (Pronet Advertising)
  5. How to “Announce” a Blog (Blog Traffic School)
  6. How to Use Social News Aggregators as a Source for Content Ideas (Dosh Dosh)
  7. 5 Ways to Building a Better Blog (Pronet Advertising)
  8. Bring Your A-game to Write for Blogs (Freelance Switch)
  9. What Are You Learning from Leading Edge SEO Bloggers? (Graywolf SEO)
  10. How Great Headlines Score Traffic (Copyblogger)
  11. 10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas that Work (Copyblogger)
  12. Declaring War on Blogger Apathy (ProBlogger)
  13. How to Market Your Blog in 2007 (ProBlogger)
  14. 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic (SEOmoz)
  15. Five Steps to a Truly Unique Blog That Attracts Readers and Revenue (Copyblogger)
  16. 10 Simple Ways to Retain Blog Readership (Matt Huggins)
  17. How to Get Traffic for Your Blog (Seth Godin)
  18. 10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers (Copyblogger)
  19. How to Develop “Stickyness” to Your Blog (Blogging Tips)
  20. A Very Simple Way to Increase Your RSS Subscribers & MyBlogLog Community Members (Dosh Dosh)
  21. 12 Different Types of Links and How to Get Them (Stuntdubl)
  22. 101 Ways to Build Links in 2006 (SEOBook)
  23. 66 Ways to Build Links in 2007 (Brandon Hopkins)
  24. Getting Noticed by A-list Bloggers vs. Getting on Digg Front Pages (Digital Inspiration)
  25. Do You Digg This Headline? (Copyblogger)
  26. Why Too Many Little Icons Can Easily Distract Your Visitors (Pronet Advertising)
  27. How to Generate Targeted Site Traffic Without Search Engines (Scoreboard Media Group)
  28. Linkbait, Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exagerated (Graywolf SEO)
  29. SEP Advice: Linkbait and Linkbaiting (Matt Cutts)
  30. Blogging SEO Basics (Matt Huggins)
  31. Search Engine Optimization for Blogs (ProBlogger)
  32. 8 Simple SEO Tips for Blogs (JohnTP)
  33. How to Enhance Your Blog’s SEO and Attract Relevant Traffic in One Easy Step (Technosailor)
  34. Is it OK to Write for Digg? (Copyblogger)
  35. Get Your Blog Out of the Google Supplemental Index (Not So Boring Life)
  36. 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Blog Participation (Matt Huggins)
  37. 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog (ProBlogger)
  38. 10 Quick Methods to Increase Blog Comments (Legal Andrew)
  39. Top 5 WordPress Plugins That Help Increase Comments (JohnTP)
  40. 8 Tips to Optimize AdSense Units (Daily Blog Tips)
  41. Google AdSense Tips, Tricks, and Secrets (Graywolf SEO)
  42. Why AdSense is Not Suitable for All Blog Topics (ProBlogger)
  43. Make Money from Your Blog (Matt Huggins)
  44. Six Powerful Blog Strategies that will Rapidly Increase Your Affiliate Referrals (Dosh Dosh)
  45. 10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on Your Blog (ProBlogger)
  46. 10 Ways to Make Your Blog More Attractive to Advertisers (ProBlogger)
  47. 27 Lessons Learned on the Way to 3000 Visits a Day and 2200 RSS Subscribers (Pick the Brain)
  48. 10 Ways to Become a Better Blogger (TechRepublic)
  49. 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger (LifeHack.org)
  50. The 5 Deadly Sins of Blogging (Pronet Advertising)
  51. 10 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid (John Chow)
  52. 10 Reasons Why Blogging is Like Dating (Romance Tracker)
  53. 6 Lessons Britney Spears Can Teach You About Blogging (Kumiko’s Cash Quest)
  54. Why Everything You Think You Know About Blog Architecture is Wrong (Pearsonified)
  55. Help! I’m Addicted to Checking My Blog’s Stats! (ProBlogger)
  56. Get your own Blog Theme! by Anuj Seth
  57. Ways to Increase Your Inbound Links by T.Pettinger
  58. Don’t be a Skeptical blogger by Costa
  59. 7 Sites with Great Blogging Tips by PabloPabla
  60. The First Thing To Do After You Publish Your Blog by Ankesh Kothari
  61. Blogging Mistakes to Avoid by Simon
  62. Use your Blog Comment Name for Personal Branding by Ted Demopoulos, The Blogging for Business Guy
  63. 7 Techniques that will help increase the number of your RSS Subscribers by Raiber Cristian
  64. Budget Promotion Part Three: Blogs by Genesis Davies
  65. Use Article Marketing to Attract New Readers to Your Blog by Rich Brooks
  66. Beware Of Letting Your Articles Go Cold In The Draft by Clean Cut Blog
  67. You Have a Complicated Blog, And You Want It To Be Popular. Should You Change Anything?
  68. Market Your Identity / Not Your Product by Jason MoneySpace
  69. Blogsolid - ideas for better blogging by Imar
  70. Email and Blog Branding by Jeri Merrell
  71. Increasing Your Blog Revenue by Ian
  72. Got Blog? Grow it With Some Special Spice… by Fred Black
  73. Read More, Write Less: The Key to Blogging Growth by Chris
  74. 10 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Blog About by Sly
  75. 10 Ways To Show Your Readers You Hate Them by Wild Bill
  76. Use trackbacks to build blog community by Jo Raisovich
  77. How to Get to The Top by Dan Cole
  78. 10 Must Have Softwares For A Blogger by Karthik Kastury
  79. 5 Ways to Get Noticed by A-List Bloggers by Steven Snell
  80. They comment, you email, they subscribe, life is good! by Bob Walsh
  81. Want more customers? Join a online community. by Bob Walsh
  82. 7 Ways to optimize AuctionAds by Scott Bird
  83. Grow Your Business in 15 Minutes or Less by Mason Hipp
  84. Do not forget http:// in WordPress posts by Sumesh
  85. Seven Ways to Master FeedBurner by Jordan (MamaBlogga)
  86. Cheat Sheets: Why Readers (and Social Networks) Love Them by Skellie
  87. Taking a Break from the 30 Day Challenge - for at least 10 minutes by Patrick
  88. My Article Writing Template - Effectivity in Action by Tom O’Leary
  89. Website Traffic and META Tags by Jason MoneySpace with guest author Kyle Watters
  90. How to Increase Your Traffic?? by syiru
  91. Causal Reasoning 101 for Bloggers by Andrew Boyd
  92. The Perfect Title: Try these Enticing Titles by Tejvan Pettinger
  93. Top Tips for Beginnig Bloggers by SingForHim
  94. How to participate in blog carnivals by Trevor Hampel
  95. Top Wordpress plugins that make your blog smart by Vijay
  96. Contests Anyone Can Do - Promoting Blogs & Websites by Rob Malon
  97. Want Traffic? Create Something Unique and Valuable! by Lucia Liljegren
  98. 5 Simple Tips To Increase Adsense Income by Bryan Clark
  99. How to Scientifically Identify Content that’s Perfect for your Blog by Simon
  100. Do it on Fridays - when no one is looking by Bob Walsh
  101. What are Friday afternoons good for? by Bob Walsh
  102. Bloggers! If you don’t FIRE UP your HEADLINES, your blog will definitely be a LOSER! by Mark
  103. The Frustrations of Joining Forums without knowing anyone by Costa
  104. The Best Way To Earn Repeat Business by Derek Semmler
  105. How to NOT make money blogging by Ryan McFarland
  106. 5 Copywriting Tips That Will Make Reading Your Web Site/Blog Easier For Visitors by Melissa Fach
  107. Track Your Blog’s Stats by Matt Harzewski
  108. Links, Backlinks, Pingbacks and Trackbacks - What Exactly Are They? by pearl
  109. How to get 50x or more the traffic? by Emad Ibrahim
  110. Magnetize Your Blog: Always Reply to Comments! by Jeanne Dininni
  111. Tips for Writing Great Content the Right Way by Sly
  112. SEO in 24 easy steps by Uzair
Essential Resources


WordPress

  1. ThemeViewer - The number one location to find WordPress themes to make your page cool, which you will most certainly want to do.
  2. Templates Now - A smaller collection of WordPress themes, but still worth your while to check out.
  3. TemplateMonster - If you want more professional quality themes then this site can be useful. They offer extremely high quality themes that you can purchase for WordPress.
  4. Wordpress Themes - a neatly categorized site with a huge selection of themes

Best WordPress Plugins

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  1. Akismet - The best blog comment spam prevention plug-in. Ships free with WordPress, but you still have to turn it on and keep it updated.
  2. Wordpress Backup - an absolute must if you want to keep your archive in case of something going wrong
  3. WP Cache - if your blog ever experiences a burst of traffic, you’ll be thankful you have WP Cache
  4. Sitemap Generator - everyone who cares about SEO (and that should be everyone) should have this on
  5. Preview Pane - If you upgrade/install WordPress 2.2.x, the Preview Frame has gone missing, as the developers decided to leave it out, and it is a vital tool on checking your posts, so this plug-in restores that functionality.
  6. Facebook Photos - A nice WordPress plug-in that allows quick access to your Facebook photos and the ability to integrate them in to any post within WordPress with ease.
  7. Flickr Photos - Same as Facebook Photos, but for use with a Flickr account.
  8. Related Posts - This plugin lets you display all the posts you have written on the same subject near each post. It increases the chance that a visitor will spend more time browsing your blog posts.
  9. Feedburner Feed Replacement - sooner or later, most people switch to Feedburner for their RSS needs. This plugin redirects all the RSS feeds on your blog to the Feedburner one. Might cause problems with Technorati.
  10. Ultimate Tag Warrior - an advanced solution for all your tagging problems.
  11. Adsense Deluxe - a great way to manage AdSense ads on your blog.
  12. Super Archive - Creates a great dynamic archive for your Wordpress blog posts.
  13. Stat Traq - Get detailed statistics in a very effective graphical format.
  14. Sociable - adds all those cute tiny icons for easy social bookmarking
  15. LightBox 2 - A fade effect that you see on a myriad of blogs you visit these days where you click the image, the background fades and then the image itself displays in full view. A very nice effect to have.

Wordpress Plugin repositories

  1. Official Wordpress Plugins Site - The official Wordpress plugin repository is actually one of the best lists of its kind out there
  2. Wp-Plugins - a comprehensive list of Wordpress plugins
  3. Wp Plugins DB - another large database of plugins for Wordpress
  4. Weblog Tools Collection - an often updated site bringing you the latest Wordpress plugins as they arrive

Movable Type

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Movable Type Styles

  1. Style Library -If you are looking for a way to make your Movable Type blog look fresh, then look no further.
  2. The Style Contest - A collection of Movable Type Styles created from contests to create the best styles. Only the best is here.
  3. Style Generator - Use this if you wish to take things in to your own hands and
    create your own Styles for use with Movable Type.

Best Movable Type Plugins

  1. MT Notifier - This plug-in gives you a great amount of control of notification options for your users and helps with keeping your users connected to your Movable Type blog.
  2. InlineEditor - No more clicking through 3 or more pages to edit your posts on Movable Type, this plug-in allows you to edit through Ajax technology right on the same page as your post.
  3. MT Blogroll - If you want to link to your favorite blogs and sites, then you need a “blogroll” (collection of links to sites and other blogs), and this plug-in solves this problem with providing you the ability to create and manage as many “blogrolls” as your heart desires.
  4. Official Movable Type Plugin site - a comprehensive alphabetical list of Movable Type plugins

Blog Hosting Solutions

Dedicated & Shared Hosting Services

  1. Dreamhost - Offers a lot for a very small amount of money.
  2. CirtexHosting - Hosting plans starting at as little as $2.
  3. BlueHost - Another affordable hosting solution.
  4. HostGator - Cheap shared personal hosting.
  5. Media Temple - Grid based hosting; known to be able to sustain lots of traffic.

Paid Blog Hosting Services

  1. TypePad - If you are a MovableType fan, then TypePad is the premiere service to be using to host your blog.
  2. Blogsite - An enterprise level blogging and publishing platform. Multiple blogs can reside withing one blogsite. Amazing SEO visibility.

Free Blog Hosting Services

  1. WordPress - WordPress allows you to create and host a blog on their own servers and you can display it to the world. You don’t get as much customization and functionality as if you have it hosted on your own server (for example, advertising is not allowed), but it is still a very good way to blog without paying money.
  2. Blogger - A service owned by Google, Blogger is a way to have your blogs hosted for free and you can post as much as you want. It allows Google’s AdSense to be used.
  3. Xanga - iXanga is a lively community of online diaries and journals. Users create their own profiles and there are many opportunities to interact with other users.
  4. LiveJournal - LiveJournal is excellent if you wish to blog on a personal level and join a community and share your blogs among friends.
  5. Vox - A new contender to the arena but Vox is a very nice and powerful blogging tool; not to mention free!; You receive many social experiences with this option as Vox is based heavily on community based blogging.
  6. Tumblr - Tumblr is great if you don’t have time to blog, but still want to share something now and again. It lets you easily post videos, pictures, links, and of course you can write there too.

Mini-Blogging Services

  1. Jaiku - Jaiku allows you the ability to post “mini-blogs” which are short blogs (usually under 140 - 160 characters in length) about whatever you decide. Jaiku also allows you to link together content from other services and social sites that provide RSS/ATOM feeds and they can be displayed as well.
  2. Twitter - Twitter lets you say what you are doing in 140 characters or less. Recently new features have been added that have made it into a great communication tool.

Mobile Based Blogging

  1. TextAmerica - A way to blog on the go. You blog with service by adding photos to your mobile blog and then later on you can add text descriptions and people
    can see your world on the go.
  2. Twitter - Twitter also has solid support for blogging from mobile devices.

Essential Tips & Advice

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Blogs about Blogging

  1. About.com Weblogs - Professional blogger / freelance writer Deborah Ng covers a wide range of blogging topics for all levels of blogger, but is especially good for new bloggers.
  2. Advanced Business Blogging - Two people who are really making money with blogs and new media and showing others how to.
  3. Blogging for Business - Ted Demopoulos focuses “on practical business implications and uses of new media and technologies, including Blogging and Business, pod-casting, and other ‘Cool Internet Stuff’.”
  4. Andy Wibbels - The author of Blog Wild! puts emphasises blogs for small business marketing, but his tips are useful for all bloggers.
  5. Problogger - Darren Rowse is the definitive guide to making money with your blog.
  6. MasterNewMedia - A site about independent publishing and social media which publishes articles showing how to create effective blogs and improve online marketing strategies.
  7. Copyblogger - a great resource of no-nonsense information for bloggers (and everyone else who wants to learn how to write well)
  8. DailyBlogTips - a place where you can find useful tips to improve the quality of your blog. Updated daily.
  9. Blogging Pro - news, tips and technical support for bloggers.
  10. Blogs in Education - a great list of useful resources aimed at those who want to use blogs for educational purposes.
  11. Tips for new bloggers - Get the jist of the CSS and HTML in blogger.com blogs.

Misc. Tips

  1. 10 Most Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs - No philosophy, theory or personal rants/raves/ramblings here - just practical tips for business
    owners.
  2. Twenty Usability Tips for Your Blog - Tips for increasing the usability of your blog for your users which can lead to new and returning readers.
  3. Big list of blog search engines - a very detailed resource for blog search engines.
  4. Search Engine Submission Tips - an interesting list of techniques and strategies you can use to make your blog appear in relevant search results.
  5. How to Make Money From Your Website - a practical guide that explains the differences between the different advertising systems that you can use on your blog.
  6. 25 Tips To Optimize Your Blog For Readers & Search Engines - useful tips that help your blog stand out from the crowd.
  7. Research, Promote And Monetize Your Online Writing: A Blogger’s Guide To Twitter - a great guide by Michael Pick that shows you how to get the best out of
    Twitter.
  8. 25 Tips for Marketing Your Blog - a detailed list of tips to help bloggers optimize their site for online marketing.
  9. 9 Lessons for Would-be Bloggers - Joshua Porter shares interesting lessons he learned in 7 years of blogging.
  10. Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes - Jacob Nielsen writes down a list of the worst things you could do on your blog.
  11. How to Become a Freelance Blog Writer - Leo Babauta shows how to become a freelance blog writer and get rewarded.
  12. How To Prevent Running Out Of Blogging Steam - Did you run out of words? Here is what you can do when you have to face a situation like that.
  13. 13 Tips To Get Your Blog Noticed - a list of short tips to make your blog shine among the others.


Blogging Forums & Sites

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  1. Blogger Forum - This site has a nice forum with plenty of resources for helping you on your beginnings in blogging.
  2. Bloggst - a fairly new community devoted to bloggers, and blogging, with howtos, interviews and other resources.
  3. True Blogging - a forum completely dedicated to bloggers, blogging resources and blog monetization.
  4. Blogger Talk - great resource for bloggers who want to share their experiences.
  5. Bloggeries - a community for bloggers from all over the world to gather and discuss their blogs.
  6. Webloggers - forum on marketing blogs, software for bloggers, blogging news and mobile blogging.
  7. The Blog Herald - a source of blog and blogging related news for bloggers.

Essential Blogging Tools

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Blog Search Engines

  1. Technorati - One of the most popular search engines for blogs; its top list is one of the most often cited metrics on the Internet.
  2. Sphere - a blog search engine that offers a contextual widget which shows related posts from other blogs.
  3. Google Blog Search - A very simple blog search engine. It’s basically Google Search that only looks through blogs and comments on blogs.
  4. Ice Rocket – A Google-like blog search engine.

Blog Top Lists

  1. RSSTop55 - the most comprehensive list of blog top lists and blog submission sites on
    the net.
  2. Blogtoplist - anoother good blog submission site

Blog Statistics & Analysis

  1. StatCounter - A completely free statistics and analysis tool for tracking your blog’s numbers.
  2. Site Meter - Site Meter comes in two flavors, Site Meter Basic and Site Meter Premium and this service offers advanced analytics of your site statistics.
  3. AWStats - A free and open-source alternative to track your site statistics.
  4. Feedburner - A wide range of tools to spiff up your RSS feed, including HTML preview, geotagging, merging link and photo feeds, password protection, and one of our favorites - a customizable GIF-based headline animator. They can also insert ads into your feed and have both free and premium analytics.
  5. Alexa - Alexa has the statistics for all of the internet and it lets you compare your blog to another.
  6. Google Analytics - a free, full-featured (albeit a bit slow) analytics program from Google (ex. Urchin).
  7. MeasureMap - another free tool for detailed analysis of your blog’s visitor habits

Blog Monetization

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  1. PayPal - PayPal allows you to set up a donations system on your site. Your readers can click a button that will bring them to a page where they can send you some cash.
  2. Chitika - Contextual interactive CPC advertising. Requires more screen real estate than AdSense, but tends to have higher click-through rates and payout rates.
  3. LinkAdage - Text links and text advertisements to generate revenue from your website by way of bidding, brokering, and exchanging text advertisements.
  4. Txtswap - If you want to exchange text links to try and bring in more users, and in turn raise the potential to gain income, this is another service to try.
  5. Google AdSense - Almost certainly the largest single source of income to bloggers worldwide. Pay per click and per view.
  6. Yahoo Publisher network - pay per click ads, similar to Google AdSense.
  7. AdBrite - Get paid for text link advertisements on your blog.
  8. Text Link Ads - One of the leading suppliers of text link advertisements.
  9. BidVertiser - an advertising system where you set the bids for pay per click ads.
  10. ReviewMe - a marketplace for paid blog reviews.
  11. PayPerPost - another marketplace for paid blog posts; often criticized, not only because of the idea of paid blog posting, but also due to the fact that they don’t require full disclosure on paid posts.
  12. BlogBurst - get your blog syndicated by the bigtime media; best blogs get paid for their content.

Spreading The Word

  1. Reddit - Social content site with focus on fun stuff, politics, science; sometimes, anything goes. Witty descriptions are obligatory.
  2. ClipMarks - A service that allows you to save and share “clips” from web pages.
  3. Digg - Social content site that likes technology-related content; especially Google and Apple related. Promoting your own blog - especially too aggressively - on Digg is not a good idea.
  4. Blogmarks - another “clipping” service for saving and sharing links from the web.
  5. Newsvine - Social news site with plenty of options and features
  6. Netscape - Netscape’s social news portal, less oriented towards technology than both Digg and Reddit
  7. Del.icio.us - If you need to share bookmarks or you want people to tell you about websites, Del.icio.us will allow you to do that.

Essential Misc. Tools

  1. MyBlogLog - Possibly the coolest blog community building tool around. Doubles as a simple analytics tool.
  2. BlogRolling – Blogroll manager.
  3. PollDaddy - cool polls for your blog.
  4. BlogPolls - another provider of free polls for bloggers
  5. Favicon Maker – simple service that enables you to easily create a favicon from an image.
  6. Qumana - a desktop blog editor for Mac and Windows.
  7. Blogjet - another desktop blog client, works only on Windows.
  8. Blogarithm - enables you to track all your content at one place.
  9. GeoLoc - a widget that shows your visitors’ locations on a world map.
  10. JunkIWant - display your Amazon wishlist as a widget on your blog
  11. BlogSticker - create stickers for your blog.
  12. MyOpenId - enables you to identify yourself for various online service, using your blog address.
  13. BlogFlux tools - several cool tools for bloggers.
  14. ImageShack - free photo hosting service.
Essential feed and RSS tools

Feed validators

  1. Feed Validator – By entering your feed URL at Feed Validator, the service will literally translate your RSS to code and identify any potential problems. It works with versions of RSS up to 2.0.
  2. RSS 1.0 Validator – This validator for RSS 1.0 generates an HTML page identifying any errors.
  3. Redland RSS 1.0 Validator & Viewer – This validator offers a variety of display options for checking your feeds.

RSS managers

  1. Feedburner - the obvious one. Recently acquired by Google, FeedBurner has become the de facto standard for RSS feed management, offering a huge set of features, including detailed analytics, chicklets, feed optimization and ad insertion.
  2. WebPasties - a set of RSS-related tools, including some feed management features
  3. FeedPass - creates a nice landing page for your feeds
RSS mixers

  1. Yahoo! Pipes - an advanced RSS mixer with a graphical user interface; supports simple operators, filters, and many advanced functions
  2. Feedbite - a combination of an online RSS reader and an RSS mixer, with the possibility to vote for RSS “bundles”
  3. Feedblendr - a very simple RSS mixer that doesn’t require registration
  4. Blogsieve - full featured RSS mixer that lets you blend up to 5 feeds and do some advanced filtering on the results
  5. Feedcombine - RSS mixer that lets you blend feeds from a list of predefined sources
  6. Feedshake - RSS mixing and some basic filtering
  7. xFruits - a set of very neat tools for RSS blending, filtering and conversion, including an RSS to PDF tool
  8. BlastFeed - an RSS mixer that lets you combine and filter feeds and get them delivered via e-mail, IM or RSS
  9. FeedRinse - an advanced RSS filter that enables you to get rid of the “spam” in your RSS feeds
  10. FeedDigest - RSS mixer that lets you mix and sort feeds and then republish them on a website
  11. Popfly - Microsoft’s very promising RSS mixer, currently in closed beta
  12. Google Mashup Editor (GME) - Google’s set of developer tools for creating mashups
  13. RSSMesh - a PHP script that lets you blend several feeds into one
  14. Afeeda - RSS mixer which lets you blend all your favorite feeds into one.

RSS Ping Tools

  1. Pingoat – On Pingoat, you enter your blog URL and select the services you would like to ping. Doing so will make sure that the selected sites crawl and index your site. The site has nearly 50 different services you can ping.
  2. Ping-o-matic – Enter your blog or feed URL and select from a variety of blog search engines and Ping-o-matic will send them a ping. The site has about 20 services to choose from.
  3. Blog Flux – In addition to a variety of other tools for bloggers, Blog Flux offers Pinger, which includes more than 30 sites you can automatically ping, including several language specific indexes.
  4. ping service – This site is mostly in Dutch and automatically pings a few of the larger services such as Technorati and Weblogs.com

Feed Directories
  1. Syndic8 - one of the biggest RSS feed directories; integrates with several services on this list
  2. Technorati - indexes blogs based on tags and authority, as measured by incoming links.
  3. Feedster - organizes feeds into content channels such as technology and celebrity gossip.
  4. Blogstreet - places feeds into different directory categories and also has a Digg-like homepage powered by user rankings.
  5. Weblogs.com - one of the original feed directories, Weblogs.com simply shows the most recent blog updates automatically as they happen.
  6. Icerocket - a blog search engine that also keeps track of blog statistics with their Blog Tracker product.
  7. blo.gs - a simple listing of recently updated blogs in the spirit of Weblogs.com.
  8. blogdigger - blog search engine, also has a Local feature for finding bloggers in your area.
  9. 2rss.com - a categorized blog directory and search engine with about 10,000 feeds indexed.
  10. WeBlogALot - a blog directory that also pulls in breaking news feeds from mainstream sources.
Essential RSS tips and Tricks
  1. Steve Rubel’s collection of RSS hacks
  2. Another set of RSS-related hacks from Steve Rubel
  3. Web Worker Daily’s tips on RSS reading
  4. 5 RSS tips by LifeDev
  5. Steve Rubel’s 35 ways to use RSS feeds
  6. Mister Tipster - a hardware USB mini display aimed specifically at displaying RSS feeds
  7. Some RSS tips from Wired
  8. Read RSS on your AppleTV

Miscellaneous RSS-related tools

Fireant

  1. SearchFeedr - RSS feed search, supports Yahoo!, Google, MSN Live and Altavista
  2. FeedCycle - bundles feeds into “episodes” and delivers them on a scheduled/daily basis
  3. FeedCrier - brings RSS feeds to your instant messenger
  4. Clicky’s RSS feed - Clicky is a web analytics tool which can deliver analytics results via an RSS feed
  5. RSS Panel X - a Greasemonkey script that displays RSS, Atom, hAtom and OPML directly from originating website
  6. FeedForAll - create and edit RSS feeds and podcasts
  7. Radio UserLand - a combination of a publishing platform and a news aggregator
  8. Custom Reader - a white label RSS reader solution, ready to be branded to your liking
  9. Chaos Wallpaper - RSS reader and wallpaper changer in one
  10. FireAnt - RSS reader focused on podcasts, vidcasts, and media
  11. NewsAloud - converts RSS feeds to voice
  12. RSS2PDF - converts RSS feeds to PDF format
  13. Dapper - creates an RSS feed from any website
  14. Feedity - another RSS generator that can generate an RSS feed from any website
  15. RSSMicro - an RSS search engine; searches over 65 million feeds/

Hope these help you. If somewhere I missed some thing, please inform me through comments section.