Since I started blogging about 6 days back its been quite a journey. I searched numerous sites on effective blogging. Initially my stress was not really on generating more traffic (didn't know about that aspect at all!). It was all just to make my dear little blog look a bit better. But as I delved further into the world of blogging, to my amazement I found it to be quite vast and profitable.
So here I give some cool blog links that I found to be quite good, and useful too. Of course a lot remains about which I still haven't come to know. But for starters like me, these are just great. So enjoy!
(The sites have not been listed in any particular order)
1. www.sxc.hu : Simply a great storehouse for stock photos. Excellent for guys searching for some great images for their blogs or websites. And the best thing about this is, it's all free!
2. www.mybloglog.com : A good site where you can form blog communities, and get some widgets for your blog.
3. indiablogs.org : If you are Indian and blogging, this is the place to list your blog.
4. www.neoworx.net : This is the BEST site to get extremely high rated widgets. But the worst thing about this is that you need to pay for this. But you can have it for a limited time period for trial purposes. I recommend you to at least check it out once.
5. www.blogthings.com : This site has many small enhancements for your blog, though most of them are quite silly. But it does have some good things, you just got to find it out.
6. www.ezinearticles.com : A site where you can submit your articles, and hereby increase the traffic to your blog. But this is for the really capable and serious guys.
7. www.librarything.com : Highly recommended!! Here you can build up your own virtual library and show off your literary tastes with the help of a nice widget provided on the site itself.
8. www.imagini.net : A really cool site. Just sit back and choose some images that really appeal to you and lo! your whole 'Visual DNA' is ready, and also ready to be placed on your blog. Recommended!
9. Google Analytics : A must for every blogger! Another excellent service (it's free!) from Google. Here you will get a plethora of information about from blog, from the number of visitors, to the loyalty percentage, detailed maps, graphs etc etc...just ask for it.
10. ClustrMaps : Another great blog tool which displays dots on a world map from where you has visitors. Though it's update frequency is real slow, but still it's a nice utility as it comes for free.
These are some of the great sites that I have come across in the last few days and found to be quite useful. You can try them out, and if you have questions feel free to ask me. Any other comments are also welcome. If you think that I left out real cool site (which I must have) please do let me know. Maybe I will be listing more sites as I come across them in the coming days.