Blog Writing Resources I Can’t Live Without
Occasionally I get comments from readers who tell me they find it difficult understanding what I’m talking about. (Stand in line folks because my wife has the same complaint).
Although I try my best to create links to definitions of buzzwords or blog terms that you might not be familiar with, I sometimes might forget or make assumptions about your knowledge level that I shouldn’t. So if you find yourself in that category please forgive me but I think I may have found a solution.
Even Blog Bloke has to constantly learn to keep up with the fast pace of technology, so what I do is keep handy a few indispensable bookmarks.
Some bloggers might prefer not to disclose their sources to keep you coming back, but I subscribe to the notion that if I give you a fish I only feed you for a day. Whereas if I can teach you how to fish, I empower you for life.
This is my cheat sheet so let’s go fishing shall we:
1. The first and perhaps most important blog resource I use that you have probably heard of is Wikipedia. It is invaluable for looking up computerese definitions and technical information that you might not be familiar with.
2. The next blog resource that I use a lot is good ole Google. Simply key in the following search term:
Where “word” can be anything that you want to look up.
3. More free blog resources that I use are:
Take a tip from Blog Bloke and bookmark this list. The next time you are reading or writing a post and don’t understand something – go fishing for information at one of these great resources for bloggers.
Whatever you do, don’t be intimidated by something you’re unfamiliar with. We all start out as newbies, and the more that you read the more this stuff will sink in by osmosis.
Have I missed anything? Maybe you know a blog resource that I forgot to mention here. Let’s share our knowledge so we can all be better bloggers.
*This post was updated since it’s original posting 03-07