There are many reasons we enjoy blogging. We like to be heard, to have a virtual memory, and the community. I found this article via Terry Storch, it is a great post from D. Keith Robinson titled 13 tips on how to become a more productive blogger that will help me be more productive blogging. Fortunately, we use a few of these tools.
If I am not too modest to enter another category, and I am not, I would recommend this:
If you are a political or news style blogger, find a couple of news sources and watch them on a semi regular basis.
We are big fans of The AP Breaking news and Memeorandum.
They let us know what is happenning now, and what people are talking about in the blog world.
Hat Tip Terry Storch