Apps That All Bloggers Should Have

Monday, 1 February 2016

Majority of the people reading this post are either daily bloggers, bloggers or non-bloggers. Blogging has been a hobby of mine for a couple of months, the photo-editing, the blog posts, meeting new bloggers, discovering new makeup trends etc. For the past couple of months, I have tried to make it my mission to discover ways to manage blogging and essentially make it easier for myself. I am not a daily blogger but I used to be (I deleted those posts because I didn't like them). I found it to be fun but quite hard to manage time etc, as the months have gone by I only post 4-5 times a week. I do find this hard sometimes but I have found ways that have helped me as well as apps that make the blogging game much easier.

The Editing:

For editing, I use Fotor. Hopefully, a lot of you have heard of this website/app - I have been using this for a couple of months now and I must say that I do love using it so much. It is an alternative to Adobe's Photoshop and also cheaper - it's free. So, for those who don't want to spend money on editing, this is a great website that I would recommend. Another website could be, Pixlr or the most commonly used PicMonkey.

The Writing:

Quick question to all my fellow bloggers out there - how long on average do you take to write one blog post? On average, I take 1-2 hours depending on what post I am writing. This could take long and I am sure after the endless amounts of paragraphs, writing and photo positioning you are most likely to forget about proof reading. Well, download Grammarly - I have this installed onto my computer and it proofreads and corrects all your grammar/spelling mistakes. Honestly, writing could not be easier. Just make an account and your blog posts won't take as long as you thought.

The Title:

Did you know that apart from the photography, the title is one of things that draw readers to your post? For example, you were walking into a book store, the first thing that would draw me to a book is the title. Same principle goes for your blog posts, a way to check whether or not your blog post is worth reading from your title is using this website CoSchedule Analyzer. Enter in your title of choice and it will grade your title, tell you how to increase your SEO value and how it will look in a search engine. I love this website so much and would recommend it to anyone - not just bloggers even those who are writing an essay for Uni. 

The Uploading:

For me, I like to tweet some of my old posts throughout the day to increase exposure to my posts. If I wrote a post, I will tweet it roughly 3 times a day just to make sure people have seen it. To schedule this tweets because sometimes I do forget, I use the app Hootsuite which I have been using for a couple of months. I love it, it's so accessible and easy to use. An alternative is Buffer which does the same thing. Not only does Hootsuite schedule tweets but also Instagram posts so if you are on the go and have no time to upload your recent post on Instagram you can schedule it! Instagramming made easy.

The Social Networking:

I cannot express the importance of social networking. There are many apps that are out there that can help increase the traffic for your blog - Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin', Pinterest and Snapchat.  Apart from Snapchat, I use all of these apps to promote my blog - I am thinking of making a Facebook page as well. Moral of the story is to promote your blog on as many social networking sites that you can think of but don't go crazy! Haha. For those that don't know Bloglovin, it is an app that helps you keep up with all your favorite bloggers. Emails and updates are sent to your phone each time a blog post is uploading so you never miss a blog post!

What apps do you use?


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