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Rich Ottum, Editor, Blogger.
Most of the subject matter for my blogging is inspired by my online and offline reading habits. To aid in the process of reviewing topics, I use the Bloglines RSS reader with separate folders for the multiple blogs I author. I scan Bloglines at least twice a day. I also subscribe to several marketing industry email newsletters, which provide topic-specific content I can review.
In the evening, I read business magazines, and dog-ear or tear out pages to leave by the computer for future use.
When I am ready to post, I use the Post2Blog blog editor for my TypePad and Word Press blogs, or logon to the Movable Type CMS for my network blog. I check visitor statistics once a day for tips to fine tune popular topics.
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.