My Essential Blogging Tools

My Essential Blogging Tools

Blogging has become my hobby! It’s not my first job, is not my second job, it’s simply my favorite ‘part-time’ hobby. Though along with this, my blog need an investment and it’s important for me to have essential blogging tools to make most out of it. As you might already know in order to be an active and informative blogger you need some extra stuff like blogging tools to help you around so that you create badass content.
So today I choose to focus on some of my favorite and essential blogger tools that helped me take Inspiremeland to the next level and I am thrilled to share them with you!

Here are my essential blogging tools:

#laptop or notebook

this is obviously an essential tool I use for blogging. As a blogger I’m carrying my laptop everywhere, it’s with me on my holidays, work, basically anywhere I go my laptop comes with me 🙂
I’d recommend:
*Adobe Photoshop – I use adobe Photoshop quite often to create mock-ups and blog post images.
*Pickmonkey – I use this fantastic photo-editor a lot! My logo/ lots of featured images were done using Pickmonkey, I’m using the free version at the moment.
*Bloglovin‘- I will be honest, I am not a big fun of this tool, but I noticed lots of people are using it (20 million, crazy right?). Bloglovin’ is a platform for keeping up with your favorite blogs.

 

#smartphone

this is my second favorite blogging tool. My iPhone is always at my side loaded with lots of great apps it’s perfect for staying connected, checking my email and sharing on social media.
I’d recommend:
* note down your post ideas all the time, believe you will need it at some point;
* use applications such Awesome Note – this will keep you organized with your blog post ideas, photo ideas, your to-do list, etc.
* Analytic app – I am checking my google analytic’s on my iPhone most of the time. I love the mobile interface

#camera

this will allow you to shoot quality photos and videos to publish on your blog. I mostly use stock photos, but I always carry my camera with me just in case I need to capture something. I’m currently using Samsung NX1100, this has lots of capabilities, settings and filters.

#canva

Canva makes my blogging life a lot easier, it makes design simple, you can play around with fonts, backgrounds, colors and cool design tools. Canva is full of professional layouts, pre-defined social media sizes, and awesome eye-catching graphics. I use their templates often to create my featured images. If you have not tried it, I’d highly recommend to check it out, you will love it!

 

#editorial calendar

This editorial calendar will keep me 99% organized! It helps me organize my ideas and lay them out on a calendar for the month. I’m using the Editorial Calendar from WordPress. The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog. I highly recommend this plugin as a necessity for content management!

 

Please feel free to share other Blogger Tools which you think should be included in the list!

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Sarah
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Great tools! Picmonkey is also my favourite tool xD

Pop over to my blog

Sarah
https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

Diana
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I love picmonkey for photo editing! http://www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

Vanessa
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I really need to find good digital editorial calendar for my Blogger. I am currently using my planner to do it.

Vanessa?Meili Journey

Aoife
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Love the editorial calendar! Definitely going to start using it myself. Great post!

Aoife | http://www.rockettequeen.com

Chelsea
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I didn’t even know there was a Google Analytic app! Thank you sooo much!

laci
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These are definitely right on and I so agree my favorite by far is my laptop it helps the most. 😉 Laci @ Sequins in the South.

Christine
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Totally going to download editorial right now!!

Natalia
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Thanks for the amazing note app recommendation!! Was needing a good one 🙂
Already using Editorial Calendar thanks to you~

PS: Not a big fan of bloglovin either but oh well.

Caitlyn @ Candid Cerebrations
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Thanks for the share. Blogging is just a hobby for me too and I’ve been thinking about how I really need an editorial calendar. I didn’t realize WordPress had it’s own plug in (I don’t know how I didn’t know this!) so I’ll be checking that out asap.

Bilna
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I love Canva tooo !! One of the best and free design solutions so far available

Sarah Noel
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Great tools – I’m using the same ones. They really are essential. I’d add a social media automation platform like Hootsuite or Buffer to the list too. I can’t live without it!

Arya
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Hi I just want to tell you that I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award!
http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/blog/the-versatile-blogger-award-you-can-be-nominated-too

Arya
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This post is so helpful. Thanks for posting. BTW i love your blog !
http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/

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