Top 5 Social Blogging Tools

top social blogging tools

Each and every day social blogging become more and more popular among the crowd. There are plenty of web 2.0 tools that would assist you to get into social blogging. However it is not always a easy choice to select the appropriate tools for your needs. Before all of that, we need to simplify the meaning of social blogging..

Social blogging is a popular concept developed due to the advances of weblogging, micro-blogging, and social networking. These ever-changing constructions represent the new way of communicating for people who like to express their activities and share their common interests.

Source Wikipedia

 

Choosing the right social blogging tool varies from person to person. Because each individual has their own type of interests. This post is not necessarily directed to micro-blogging. There are tons of posts on twitter and so on.

Each social blogging tools offers various features which enables users to do web scraping and share it amongst their favorite social media platforms. Web Scraping includes features such as re-blogging content or part of a content and media captured from several sources.

Lets get down to the features of some major social blogging tools.

Posterous

posterous

Posterous made the simplest possible way to do social blogging. Excellent email to post, web scraping and blogging using the simple yet powerful bookmarklet made it an winner in this crowd. Widely used by beginner bloggers, casual bloggers and social media professionals. Able to collect HTML fragments, youtube videos, photos and even some audios from various websites. The simplicity of Posterous made it a power tool for Social Blogging. It also supports custom domain mapping, multiple contributors, themes, css customization and multiple blogs.

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Examples: TweetDeck Blog, HolyKaw (AllTop), My Own Posterous.

 

Tumblr

tumblr

Tumblr is another powerful and simple way to do social blogging. Features Email to post, web scraping and blogging using the simple yet powerful bookmarklet. Very widely used by designers bloggers, social media professionals. Powerful content creation options using various social networking sites. Able to collect/create HTML fragments, youtube videos and photos from various websites. The minimalistic artsy part of Tumblr made it a power tool for Social Blogging for beginners and designers. It also supports custom domain mapping, a large number of themes, css customization and multiple blogs.

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Examples: Twitter Media Blog, My Photo Music Tumblr Blog.

 

Amplify

amplify

Amplify is another power tool to do viral social blogging. Features excellent web scraping and blogging using the really powerful bookmarklet. Widely used for collecting content from various social media sites. Able to collect/create HTML fragments, youtube videos and photos from various websites. Powered by WordPress Multi User so it has common WordPress features. It also supports custom domain mapping and sidebar customization.

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Examples: Vikash Yadav Blog, My Amplify Blog.

 

Soup.io

soup.io

Soup.io is another power tool to do social blogging. Features are almost similar to Tumblr. The minimalistic artsy part of it a power tool for Social Blogging curators. Ability to Re-blog and inline content creation using various social networking sites included under the hood. It also supports custom domain mapping, a few themes, css customization and multiple blogs.

Web Scraping:
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Examples: Typography Soup, My Soup.io Blog.

 

Meemi.com

meemi

Meemi is a different type of social blogging platform developed originally at Italy. They provide a different approach to content posting and discovery. It might not be so easy to understand at the first glance, but it definitely worth the time spent.

Web Scraping:
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Example: My Meemi Blog

 

This is based on my thoughts and experience. As you might notice I’ve just dropped out Yahoo Meme from this list. Do you know another one which is supposed to be in this list? Which one would you choose from these and Why? Please do share your thoughts in the comments.

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