I read a blog post a few days ago listing must-have approaches for personal branding has really gotten me thinking.
We do a lot of work to supplement and implement our personal brands – we change our avatars, we work on our websites, we blog, we tweet. We self-censor. It’s a lot of emotional labour. But what about the tools we use to do these things? How are we getting where we profess we want to go – especially with so much of the personal branding focus relying on being the job from anywhere we are?
So – I have a request.
I’d like your help developing a list of blogging tools, which will eventually become a resource page here on this site – and which any contributors (which will be listed with their proposed resources) can feel free to repost – assuming they include a link to the original page.
Now – I know a lot of bloggers out there put together resources, so I’d love those too – links to pages or blog posts with lists or groups of tools, tips and tricks… These things help too!
And of course, there is fine print. It’s thus;
- These are not intended to be productivity or process-related tools, though those will not be excluded. If you want productivity, 43 Folders has some great productivity resources.
- These are not intended to be problem-solving tools – see ThoughtWrestling’s myriad resources for creativity and problem solving (I’m a contributor there, when there’s time).
- The tools list can be anything from writing resources, to programs, to physical gadgets, clothing – whatever you’ve found that helps you do the work. Favorite computer model? Really love Evernote? Preferred hosting solution? There’s a lot of possibility here.
The list I’m looking to collate, ideally, should be everything a blogger needs to make sure they can be effective from post 1 to post 10,000.
I’ve already got what I think is a fairly good list – but if I get a suggestion for something that’s already on the list, I’ll be happy to give some more credit.
So. Whatcha got? What do you need to keep your Ubiquitous Office running smoothly from dawn to dusk?