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Heard about blogs but scared to dip your toe in the blogosphere? Wonder how it is all these bloggers do what they do? Dori Smith, author of The Best Blogging Tools for The Mac in the November 2005 issue of Macworld, can tell you how to blog from your Mac. Caveat blogger: we can’t help you if you become addicted to blogging.

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Page numbers: Virtual CD URL is on Page 2. • The Best Blogging Tools for The Mac starts on Page 62.

Show notes

Besides the online version of Dori’s article, you can find “The Best Blogging Tools for the Mac” on page 62 of the November issue. I also reference the Virtual CD from that issue; you’ll find the URL to that in red type on page 2 of the magazine.

Here are some online journal sites:

Here are the links for some free blog sites:

And here are links to blogging tools that require hosting:

These are blog plug-ins that may interest you:

We also talk about the online photo blogging service, which Contributing Editor Jim Heid covered in his April 2005 Digital Hub column. Senior News Editor Peter Cohen is also a Flickr fan.

You can visit Dori Smith’s blog at My personal blog is As for that cat blogging trend I mention in the podcast, you can read all about it in this New York Times article.

Music credits

“Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at

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