I've been doing a lot of forum surfing of late. I keep reading posts about how using free directories for SEO just isn't worth it anymore.
I beg to differ. I've been using them on and off for several months for different websites and blogs and they certainly help quite a bit. Sure, they may not be as beneficial to SEO as they used to be. But they're still worth the effort.
You've got to have a good, frequently updated list that tells you about lots of new ones, however. (Many of the old directories are backed up with thousands of submissions, or have simply expired.) This is the best one I've found.