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What Blog Content Works

What Type of Blog Content Works? Great question with no right or wrong answer.

Over the past 10 years I have written more than 1000 articles here. My intention was to simply create a library of content, a place where I could archive all my discoveries and knowledge regarding technology, social media, apps, websites, and online tools etc. The sole purpose of this site was to share my findings with others.

At one point I was using this site as my own resource so I could find and recall all the different things I had discovered. I still do to this day and it’s been a huge value for that reason alone. When I look back and ask myself if creating a website and blog was worth it, the answer is definitely “YES” without a doubt and with no regrets.

TrafficOne never knows when creating a site like this what will become of it?  What will people find when searching the web? What will they like, what will they not like, what will they share and what will keep them coming back? The answer will  remain a mystery until you actually do it, track it, break it down, analyze it and see for yourself?

These are the top articles in the “most viewed” and “most shared” categories.

Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2012

A compilation of the best free websites and online tools and services available on the Internet.  Started January 1st and ended on December 31st 2012. A guaranteed pleaser and a little something for everyone.

The Glory Hole in Lake Berryessa

The ONLY recorded video and story of the amazing Morning Glory (known as the Glory Hole) in Lake Berryessa located in Napa County California. Seeing the video is nothing like seeing it in real life!

Glory HoleTop Mobile Picks for 2013

Nearly every human that walks the earth now owns a mobile device. While many of these links and apps are directed to the iUser, you’ll find them or a comparable app for your specific device as well. Worth a peek for sure.

FREE Image & Graphic Generators

The most socially shared and best resource for accessing and using free images, graphics, and online generators to create the best images, logos, buttons, and graphics etc for your websites and blogs.

Top 50 Google Tools for Business

The title completely covers the reason this one made Top 10. Google has a plethora of tools and services they offer for free that cover a variety of Business and personal needs. Go ahead and count them if in doubt.

Coolest500 Ways To Say Happy Birthday

There are so many ways to say Happy Birthday, Hallmark cards has proved that for sure. This is 500+ people who wished someone happy birthday over a popular social network and still gets the most views today.

Creating Hotspot Links on Pictures

Creating a link or hotspot on a graphic or image may seem very technical and challenging but in this article you’ll see how simple it is and even get instructions to create your own. It’s not as hard as you may think.

Best Websites and Online Tools 2013

Just like the 2012 article above, this one shares all new Free sites and services along the same lines but for 2013.  There’s many great sites, services and tools online today, this is just a smidgen of what’s out there.

Mobile 100Free Photo & Graphic Editing Sites

Fixing photos, images, and editing graphics etc doesn’t take a degree in design or cost a fortune buying software.  You won’t even need to take a class or go to night school to use these free sites.

Enter Contest To Win a FREE House

This article obviously received a ton of attention, views, shares etc. Who wouldn’t want a new house… for FREE? While the contest and sweepstake is now over, this article is still one of the most visited on the site.

So at the end of the day, what type of blogging content works?

As you can see from above, there are a variety of articles covering many different topics. They have excelled beyond the others here based entirely on people’s choices. They have risen to the creme of the crop due to the crowd-sourcing power provided by the Internet.

Whatever you’re truly passionate about writing and sharing with others is great content! It will work and resonate with others but ONLY with those who have similar interests. Now if they decide to go beyond reading and commenting on your stuff, that’s the power.  It’s the sharing, linking to, and others promoting your content etc. that indicates your articles and posts are working! 🙂

Coolest Sites

Best Websites and Online Tools 2013

Each year I compile a list of ALL the coolest websites and tools to share with friends.  It takes most of the year to find, discover, research, test and gather all these sites, apps and tools along with their information and links. You’ll find something here for everyone.

Many of these site’s will contribute to your personal health, wealth, business, personal success and enjoyment.  Last year’s Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2012 won “most views” both here and on Facebook.

Most are FREE, a couple are “pay-after-trial” if you find them worthy, but ALL of them are worth checking out.



AgentGoalPlanner – Set, track and achieve your real estate financial goals.
Asana – Teamwork without email. Organize your team, project, and yourself.
Ask.FM – The Social Media resource for answers from friends and SOI.
AutoRelaxed – Auto reply for Social Media during Holidays or any days.


Behance – The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work.
Biggest Price Drop – The best deals will automatically bubble to the top.
BitStrips – Create instant comics starring you and your friends.
Blippex – The site that is making search human again.
– Take control of your Gmail like never before.
BrainShark – Online video presentations made real easy.
Break Through Broker – The best free stuff for Real Estate Agents.
BucketList – Keep track and share life’s personal and most coveted events.
ButtonBuilder – Create buttons for your websites and emails instantly.


Calm – A site that provides the magic of keeping you Calm using senses.
ChipIt By Sherwin Williams – Use any pic to access the 1500 color palette.
Cincopa – Enhanced videos, photo galleries, slideshows, music and podcasts.
Compare Moving Companies – Get real and competitive moving quotes.
Conduit – Create mobile apps and browser tool-bars then get paid.
CometDocs – Convert, store and share documents – Management System.
CreditSesame – Credit Sesame makes it easy to access your financial picture.
Crushpath – Create stunning sales and marketing content on the fly.
CustomInk – Design your own customized T-Shirt and order online.


DeliRadio – ALL the local concerts and shows in your hyper-local area.
DeskConnect – Send anything and everything between your devices.
DigitalFilms – Unleash your creativity and make your digital video for free.


EZCoordinator – The power to organize and manage at your fingertips.


Favicon – Create a free Favicon for your website or Blog URL’s.
FindAGrave – Looking for a long lost loved one or family member?
FiveSecondTest – Landing page optimization for your mocks and wireframes.
– The ultimate simplistic video player for the web.
FollowBlitz – Manage Twitter followers, un-followers, fakes and follow-backs.
Fotor – Simple yet sophisticated photo and image enhancement.
FreeStockMusic – 100% Free production music — download instantly.


Gazelle – Get values and get paid for your technology and mobile devices.
Giphy – The best animated free .GIF resource on the web.
Giphy Cards – Free animated greeting card lab
GrandSt – They help you experience new technology that improves your life.


HearItDirect – Think you know what consumers want and think? Hear it direct.
HelloFax – Send and receive faxes from anywhere.
HomeLight – Information on more than 2,000,000 real estate agents.
HomeSpotHQ – Meet your new home maintenance partner online.


Instructables – DIY – How To Make Instructions.  Also share Your DIY’s.


JoliCloud – Unify all your content in one interface accessible from anywhere.


Kizoa – Free slideshow and Video Maker. Collage Creator and Photo Editor.


LaunchRock – Collect interest and build an audience before you launch.
Lumosity – Improve your brain health and performance with online training.


MarketVideos – Personally branded video newsletters for home buyers.
MatterPort – 3D Modeling with a cloud based software.
MixPanel –  Advanced mobile analytics platform. Measure actions, not page views.
MLSRealEstateVideos – Find homes that use video for marketing and add yours.
MonkeySee – Watch, Learn and Discover just about anything and everything.
Motion Backgrounds for Free – Download free backgrounds and looping videos.
MoveLine – A new and radically easier way to move.
MyBizCard – World’s first online business card with great features.
MyBlogGuest – A community of robust guest Bloggers for your Blog.
MyMedSchedule – Free medication schedules, reminders, and new health tracker.


NadaGuides – The ultimate new and used car, trailer, motor-cycle value site.
NettedByTheWebbys – Better living through the Internet. Get the Best of the Web.


OnVedeo – Real Estate Video Tours using a VidGenie to incorporate local content.
OneTimeBox – One Time Box is an open source project, operating under the MIT license.


Paperless Agent – It’s more than just training for mobile, it’s a life style.
PDFConverter – Free PDF to PowerPoint conversion online.
PhoneDeck – Integrates your smartphones and tablets with the cloud
Pixable – See your friends’ photos and other photos that matter to you.
Points2Shop – Earn points to shop for doing the things you do everyday anyway.
PopCorn Maker – Easily remix web video, audio and images into cool mashups.
PortFM – Free music from the decades 1920-2000 for listening pleasure.


RedBeacon – Trusted Pros and contractors for your home backed by Home Depot.
RiffTime – Explore, buy and learn music from Pro’s on any instrument for any age.


SavorChat – The best free group chat for Facebook and Twitter users.
SharedCount – Track shares of any URL across all Social Media channels for free.
ShowMeLocal – A local Business Directory and Yellow Pages service.
SingSnap – The world’s largest online free Karaoke community.
SkillPages – Where you will find skilled people of all types and backgrounds.
SleepyTime – Bedtime calculator that also helps find the best times to wake up.
SocialMediopolis – The Capitol of Social Media on the web.
SoundEffects for Free – Headquarters for professional quality audio sound effects.
StackSocial – Hand-picked apps, gadgets & tech tools to satisfy your inner geek.
StockPhotosforFree – Unlimited access to pro quality images and photos.
StudioPress Test – Test your site or blog for mobile device compatibility and use.


TalkWalkerAlerts – The best alternative to Google Alerts on the Web.
The Grommet – Discover new product, unique gifts and innovative design.
ThePriceGeek – Find out the Market Value of just about anything you can imagine.
TripWow Tripadvisor – The easiest way to create a stunning travel slideshow!
TrunkClub – Men’s clothes selected by personal stylists and shipped free.


UnRollMe – Clean up your inbox. Get email control with one click.


Viewbix – Turn your video viewers into action takers and go viral.
Vizify VizCards – Create and share awesome graphics about yourself.
VoiceOverToolbox – The voice you always wanted for Real estate video tours.


WebyDo – Professional website deign and creation online. No code and simple.


ZoomIt – A Microsoft tool that takes your image to another level. A must see.

Sometimes a few sites, tools and online services will slip by me. If I missed YOURS or any others here, please feel free to add a link and the description in the comments below.  Looking forward to an exciting 2014 and all the new products, tools, and free services that we’ll see crowding the Interweb and Webernet next year!  Up Next: Best Mobile Apps of 2013

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