Can't get to that hot link on kikiolani's blog? Your browser getting digital sand kicked in it's face?
Don't worry! Down below I give you a link to a FREE browser that will "see" all sites that discriminate against other browsers!
I've culled thru the list of "50 Essential Tools I Use For Blogging and Freelance Writing" - here are the ones that matter- far fewer than 50! - My criteria: they must be FREE and must be available to ALL BLOGGERS, not just WordPress users or bloggers under the spell of one particular guru or another! ENJOY THEM AFTER THE JUMP!
Pinterest is a great traffic generator for your content - assuming you include images in all of your content of course. My favorite Pinterest tip: see who has pinned images from your site by using this URL (http://pinterest.com/source/domain.com) and replacing the domain with your website.
PayPal is the fastest way to get paid for your client work. While they do charge a fee for each transaction, it's worth it to not have to deal with payment processing or check deposits on a regular basis. You can create invoices and send them directly through PayPal or save them as PDF's to send via email. My tip: offer clients a discount if they prepay using PayPal that way you don't have to worry about not getting paid for work down the road. There's nothing worse than having to chase a client for money.
Notepad++Text EditorsFor system stability/anti-virus - use MALWAREBYTES and/or Super Anti-SpyWare - forget SpyBot!
For those who like to do a bit of coding, Notepad++ is a free tool for Windows that allows you to edit PHP, .htaccess, XML, and other files and save them without the extra formatting that will mess up the functionality. Great for those editing WordPress theme and other website files.
One more Ha-ha! Here is a browser IMMUNE to the "upgrade your browser" BS! It picked up the kikolani post with NO PROBLEM on WinME via dial-up!