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At the present time, a lot of people have a blog (but if you don’t own one yet, you can grab yours here).  This is due to the fact that everyone’s point of views are entitled to be published on the web, and to my knowledge what better form of depicting your ideas on the internet is there than blogging?

With this said, there are easier ways to blog then others.  These Firefox add-ons empower you with quick and easy ways to blog.

Zemanta

With Zemanta you’re able to receive countless suggestions that correlate to your blog topic or content posted in your blog post. These suggestions can aid you in writing your post while you’re inside your blogging dashboard.

This extension lets you add your Flickr account and link any image you’d like as well by logging into the Zemanta web user interface.

You’ll also be able to connect to your Facebook, MyBlogLog and/or Twitter accounts as well.

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This add-on not only gives you suggestions that have to do with your post, it also helps you with your search engine optimization by giving you suggestions on tags to use when you’re about to publish your posts.

Image selection from related content within your post:

WordPress.com Sidebar

By pressing alt + w when you’re in your browser you can bring up a quick sidebar that will allow fast and easy access to your WordPress blog without you having to access the actual site. This nifty little sidebar lets you view your site stats, create bookmarks relating to your post, and finally you can construct posts and publish them directly onto your blog without ever visiting your WordPress dashboard. Access this Firefox extension here.

View your blogs stats:

Create a post or copy and paste content from a web page and publish it onto your blog:

DashBlog (update: no longer online)

DashBlog feasibly lets you gather videos, images, texts, songs, and capture browser screen-shots from any existing web page. You can utilize this collection of content to publish them directly onto your blog or your Twitter account.

Supporter blogs include but are not limited to: Blogger/Blogspot, Tumblr, WordPress and more.

From any web page all you have to do is click on the small DashBlog icon located at the top left hand corner of your browser and the DashBlog options userface will instantly pop up.

How it Works

A few steps are needed to post content on your blog from DashBlog:

Create a post with content located on the webpage of your choice (text/quotes, images, videos, and audio)

Click on the “OK, Post” button and wait for confirmation that the post has been blogged.

Now visit your blog and view your DashBlog post. Your readers will have no idea that you used a third party Firefox extension to create the post they are reading.

What Firefox add-ons would you recommend that help you to blog more easily?

  1. William Estrella
    January 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I'll be back to check out the results.

  2. Arnab Das
    June 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    never really liked scribefire. the interface isnt too good and u require to do loads of stuff before its actually posted. it does "schedule posts" most of the time.

  3. Amit
    March 21, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Hi
    I'm on a search for this kind of tools
    I have installed the ScribFire and will install Zemanta
    And will test them both will publise my results soon.

    Thanks for the information :)

    • Joel Reyes
      March 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Amit! Can't wait to hear your results after you've tested both. :)

  4. Joel Reyes
    March 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for your support! I hope you can always find MUO a useful and insightful sight on all things technological. ;)

  5. unsuslypOople
    March 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Excellent site http://www.makeuseof.com and I am really pleased to see you have what I am actually looking for here: this .. as it's taken me literally 2 hours and 09 minutes of searching the web to find you (just kidding!) so I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor :)

  6. Angie Bowen
    January 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for this, I haven't tried any of these and am really looking forward to trying them out.

    As for ScribeFire, I tried it a few months back and had some glitches in it mess with my blog content. After that happened and I asked around turns out quite a few people have had that problem and stopped using it as a result.

  7. Jay
    January 26, 2009 at 5:17 am

    These all look like they could do a lot for any using word press, blogger, and twitter. But if you use something like mojoblog they don't do anything for you.

    • Joel
      January 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      I will agree with this to an extent, as these add-ons are modeled mainly for WordPress, Blogger, and twitter they can still aid you in other aspects.

      For example, Dashblog, you don't have to directly blog the images you grab. You can grab an image from a page (that you can't possible left click on or conventionally save) and re-open it on another page within your browser while being able to then have all the "rights" to save it onto your computer or upload it to the blog of your choice. :)

  8. Mark Kaigwa
    January 26, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thanks a lot, Joel. I've been using Scribefire on my Firefox, but I'm even more open to using a combination of these three for my site. Article Appreciated.

    I read MakeUseOf.Com from Nairobi, Kenya and enjoy the tweets as well.
    http://twitter.com/mkaigwa

    • Joel
      January 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Mark for your comment! I appreciate the link you provided in your comment.

  9. James
    January 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    ScribeFire has done the job decently for the past six months.

    • Joel
      January 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

      Yup! This is an incredible app! Thank you for your comment! :)

  10. Braden
    January 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    How can you have a post about blogging add-ons without mentioning Scribe Fire?

    Without Scribe Fire I am convinced that a pack of wild Hildebeasts would have long ago carried me away to their cave and feasted on my extremities while chanting obscure Russian songs.

    Without Scribe Fire I am nothing.

    That is all.

    • Joel
      January 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm

      Hello Braden, I didn't mention Scribe Fire because another writer has previously written an article about it, and everything we post here is usually an app, add-on, or software that hasn't been mentioned or elaborated on before.

      However, I must agree with you, Scribe Fire is an awesome app!

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