I still haven’t got round to thinking about a redesign for this blog but I have been making a few little tweaks here and there adding some fun new tools, plugins and widgets. Here is a quick run down of a few of them.
1) SoundCloud DropBox - a couple of posts ago I told you all about an excellent service called SoundCloud. Well I’ve finally got round to setting up my DropBox. You’ll see it at the bottom of the right hand column. If you want to send me any music, please use this. No more yousendit or random FTP drops pls.
2) Disqus - I don’t actually get that many comments here yet. I really should start publicising the site a bit more. But I’m still a sucker for a fantastic new plugin and Disqus is just that. Disqus adds a community dimension to the comments on this blog and hopefully makes it easier for you to post.
3) Zemanta - I’ve been using Zemanta on this site for a while now and I’m wondering how I ever lived without it. Zemanta is actually a Firefox plugin(!) that suggests contextually relevant links, pictures, related content and tags using their own semantic analysis engine. It runs extremely smoothly, saves me time and really adds to each post.
4) - this is a nice little plugin for ToolsWordpress that posts to my Twitter stream everytime I make a post with the link and subject. It can also automatically create blog posts with a weekly or daily digest of my tweets. I turned this feature off however as it didn’t really suit my needs. I prefer just displaying my tweets as an RSS feed in the sidebar.