My Top 7 Blogging Tools

3 years ago
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As a blogger, I'm always on the hunt for new tools to help make my blog look better and keep functioning. From tools that make my images look better, to apps that can help spark some inspiration, and even to apps that can help me on the go, in case I don't have access to my laptop.

Here are some of the tools I rely on to keep blogging.

Image: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash

Camera Phone

This one might be pretty obvious. I love taking pictures with my Nikon D610, but it's not always feasible to carry it around with me. My iPhone 6 has an incredible camera on it, and since my phone is always at my side, I always have a camera with me.

PicLab or PicLabHD

I love pairing images with motivational quotes. I love posting them on Instagram, but I also use them on my blog. Both of these apps (you get them here and here) are great because you can add your quotes right on your images.

The free version doesn't have a ton of quotes to use, but you can purchase packages that will open up more for you.

VSCO Cam

VSCO Cam is probably one of my most used apps. I edit a lot images in this app, as many people do. I love the filters they offer, but also the fading effect you can create with it.

It can help to create some really lovely images for your blog. Plus I want to be insta-famous for my pictures, and I feel like everyone that is uses VSCO Cam.

PicMonkey

I use PicMonkey for just about everything. Most of photos that have writing on them were done here. My blog, Facebook and Twitter header were created there. You can do pretty much everything there.

There is a free version, but I pay the $4.99 a month to have access to all of their features. It's a minimal fee for the amount of things you can do with it.

Trapper

When I'm not near my computer and I have an idea for a blog post, I run to this app. It's a place where you can literally trap your ideas.

As someone who gets inspiration at random times and through random things, this has been a lifesaver on a few occasions.

Hootsuite

I know many fellow bloggers use some form of a social media management system. I love Hoosuite. It's my preferred one. I've been using it for years.

Once a post has been published, I go into Hootsuite and schedule it to post a few times throughout the day on Twitter, as well as a few more times throughout the week. Then I'll choose other news stories, tweets, and other things from other people to fill in through the day.

I have the app on my iPhone as well so I can pop in and check on things throughout the day.

Blogsy

Blogsy is my go-to app when I'm out of town and want to blog. I don't bring my laptop with me on trips, but I do bring my iPad, and this app is my blog away from home. It can be a bit tricky to figure out at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty great.

What apps and tools do you rely on for your blog?

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