Another useful tool for bloggers is Ping service. Basically, blog could be updated more often than usual web pages so you have to notify something every time you updated a blog. This mechanism is called "Pinging". There are so many Ping service on the net. One of them is Ping-o-Matic which actually, is a proxy to multiple Ping service. Once you pinged to Ping-o-Matic, the ping request will be forwarded to multiple Ping service simultaneously.
To make pinging simpler than ever, Ping-o-Matic module will sit on your Google Personalized Homepage. What you need to do is just to click the submit button. Your Personalized Homepage would be turned to a kind of blog control panel.
The module URL is http://base.google.com/base/items?oid=5512574423514304229 or Google Modules.