Blogging Tools I Can’t Live Without

When creativity is mentioned, one of the first things that people associate with it is the spark of inspiration. This is the moment when a solution crystallizes in the mind of the creator, where the strings of the divine puppeteer are hinged and the creator becomes an automaton focused solely on giving life to his vision. But this depiction, more often than not, undermines the path the creator had to tread to create the fertile environment that channels his creativity and allow ideas to blossom.

While blogging is sometimes looked down upon as being an elaborate form of “copy and paste”, it doesn’t have to be. The best bloggers offer original and engaging content for their readers that keeps them coming back for more. They approach blogging as a creative process, making it a necessity for them to adopt a routine which inspires them.

Here, I’ll be sharing with you my routine hoping that it will inspire you to create your own routine, or amend the one you currently follow.

Sources

Sources are the river that feeds a blogger’s inspiration, and that river should be a deep one. Even if you are a single issue blogger, you will still need to adopt a “big picture” view on things and drop the tunnel vision. And that’s were aggregators come in to play.

Newser

Tech Grid @ Newser

Newser is by far my favorite news aggregator and I check it at least once a day. The variety of topics and view points help to always keep me attuned to what’s going on around the world. It covers the entire spectrum of news from the absurd to the morbidly serious and from the technological to the inspirational. It’s grid view makes it very easy to skim through dozens of news items and posts in a matter of seconds.

Flipbook: The iPad iMagazine

With more than 3 million iPads finding their way into consumer hands, the iPad has comfortably found a place for itself in the musical chairs game of consumer electronics. The way fans and consumers have reacted to the iPad defied critics who proclaimed that the device didn’t fill a need, and it is “simply an over sized iPod that could double as a colored Kindle“. While that view is absolutely true, the iPad proved that in the eyes of the consumer, Apple can do no wrong and they would sacrifice a limb to get their hands on the latest Apple gadget even if doesn’t even work as is the case with the latest iPhone.

But rejoice iPad fans for your latest exercise in consumerism might actually get a purpose soon…

Will the iPad Change Social Media?

While many people are disappointed, saying that the iPad is nothing more than an oversized iTouch, I personally believe that it will be game-changing.

Will Rupert Murdoch be The Savior of The News Industry?

The news industry has been facing a decline in profitability in the past couple of years at a time where a new model of profitable web news aggregators is gaining ground. Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of News Corp, showed his dismay with the course of events in a TV interview with Sky news and threatened to de-index his sites from Google. It is a suicidal or a smart move? We address the potential and future of the news industry in this post.

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