When you're done cursing all the sping and splogs of the world, remember this list of the "best of breed" in the blogosphere:
- Weblogs.com - This is the oldest and most reliable part of the blogosphere. It works! It's not very interesting. It's not like I go there every hour and check the latest updates. But, much of the blogosphere was built on this simple, scalable piece of genius. Thanks Dave!
- RSS - Another gem from Dave. This is the envelop of the blogosphere. Without it, the blogosphere would not exist.
- OPML - Dave, stop that right now. This is why I'm not still using Radio. At one point, a better RSS client came along and I exported my subscriptions from Radio to X, from X to Y, from Y to Z. OPML stands for No Vendor Lock-in.
- IceRocket and Google Blogsearch - Blogosphere search engines that actually work.
- BlogPulse Profiles - Blog profiling tool that actually kinda works (it could be better).
- ehlist - The SEO tool from hell. If you're not using it, then you're simply not trying.
- Alexa - This is the best no touch traffic tool ever invented.
- Analytics - I love Google.
- AdSense - Thank Google for making blogging a paying hobby.
- Amazon Web Services - Make that a good paying hobby.
- Google Reader - My online RSS reader of choice.
- GreatNews - My offline RSS reader of choice.
- Google - The index of our lives.
Feel free to add to this list the things that make you happy to blog.