Web Wednesday #6: Photo Editing + Fave Blog Promo Tools + More

Web Wednesday with Shai CogginsWelcome to another Web Wednesday! These are some of my weekly web finds for you...

Free Photo Editing Software:
No Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or other similar expensive graphic programmes? Here are some options for you...

  • Paint.net - A powerful editing software that's free. It's for Windows only.
  • Gimp for Mac OS X - Comes highly recommended by some photographers I know.
  • Picnik.com - Web-based photo editor that's really cool, with plenty of fun features. It has a free and pro version.

Photo Editing Tutorials:
How to improve some of your photos...

Other Tools:
Misc Stuff...

  • Instapaper - Great for bookmarking sites and pages to save for later reading/blogging. It's just a quick click!
  • Jott - This one's recommended by Brian. It's service that you can use to call-in messages to yourself via phone and get these messages transcribed as text automatically. They can be used as email reminders, blog posts, To Do lists, etc.

And now, for the result of this poll that asks the question: What's Your Favourite Tool to Promote Your Blog?

Well, it looks like the clear favourite is StumbleUpon (with 30% votes). Followed by "Word of Mouth" (20%), then Digg (10%). Twitter, Facebook, and del.icio.us (added by voter) all got 5% each. There's no one using MySpace amongst the voters. And, 25% say that they don't really promote their blogs. Really interesting.

Shows that StumbleUpon is really a good way to spread some web love. What do you think?

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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