I am still exploring what this site can do – but there are two features that have already become indispensible to me
The first is the firefox extention. (If you are still using internet explorer – you should have got the message by not – all the really cool developments on the web are now happening with Firefox) This makes it really easy to publish blogs and comes with a neet and much better WYSIWYG editor than blogger. (not seen the new service yet)
The second tool is the tracking service – do you know how many people, or as I have discovered how few people are actually reading your blog – well just add a line to your template and you can have up to date metrics on all the activities – including how may people are clicking on your adsense links and which of your blog posts are getting the most attention.
Finally the bit I have yet to get to, you get to join blogging community – and either lurk (read all the posts without actually getting involved – thats what I am doing first) or you can post your own blog posts and comments and find out how to make your blog more successful. This site has a Google Page Rank of 7 so posting blogs here is going to do your own site popularity a few favours anyway.
If you are using Firefox – I strongly recommend this site. If you are not using Firefox – trust me – It is free to download and will transform your browsing experience. You may already understand what Web 2.0 is – if not it’s all about the evolution of the web from it’s information providing phase to a new interactive and collaberative phase. Internet Explorer is a web 1.0 tool – Firefox is web 2.0.