You’ve started blogging, and you’re writing good posts. Your blog could get even more better with a lot of free, cool stuff available online. Let me list some cool, general resources that will surely help in spicing up your blog.
Quite a lot of resources are available online for free stock images but it takes time to find some good ones. For some of them, you will have to pay. But there are tons of royalty free images too which are pretty neat and come to good use. Daniel has a good write up on 3 image resources that you can use on your blog and Hongkiat has listed 30+ resources for stock photos.
These tiny/medium-sized icons can aid in describing the category of your post. Icons are so popular that they paved the way for Icon search engines! If you’re looking for icon resources for use on your website or blog, you could check any of these:
Blaugh is one excellent resource for comics filled with humour. Touted as the Unofficial comic of the Blogosphere, you can embed these comics in your blog for free and give your readers a taste of humour. ToonDoo is another site that can help you create your own comics.
Conducting polls can help you build interactivity among readers of your blog. It’s terribly easy now to create polls to put up on your blog.
Fun with Generators
I love online generators – that can make messages and signs in seconds. With a little bit of creativity, you can make some good stuff with generators and insert them on your blog.
For example, you could get a post it note from the Sticky Note Generator here and then use it to remind your blog readers of something. Creativity is the key.
Another emerging generator tool is the web 2.0 button generator that lets you create web 2.0 style buttons for your blog online. Stripe Generator can generate very professionally looking stripes in seconds.
The Generator Blog lists hundreds of generators that’ll do the fun job.
Hope these resources help you out.
Do you know of any more cool resources that you can share with us?