8 Blogging Tools I Couldn't Live Without

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We all have tools we love, right? There are so many tools and apps that I use for my blog and my business, but these are the 8 that really stand out to me as the ones I couldn't work without...

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Squarespace

No big surprise, I blog on Squarespace and I love it. For a long time I put off leaving WordPress because I thought I'd miss the endless themes and plugins. But I so don't. It's sooo nice to have everything all together in one place. And so much easier.

ConvertKit

I heart ConvertKit*. ConvertKit is sending you this email, so it must heart you too. For real though, the tagging and automations of ConvertKit make managing an email list so much easier. Not to mention the automated sequences, that allow me to send hundreds or thousands of emails a day without doing a single thing. I wrote about how to get started on ConvertKit right here.

Google Drive

I use Google Drive to store everything. Blog posts, SEO spreadsheets, course videos...everything. What did we do before Google Drive? I honestly can't remember. I think I probably just lost stuff a lot.

Tailwind

Tailwind* is the best Pinterest scheduler out there. It takes A LOT of time to manually pin, and Tailwind means you don't have to. You can pin stuff ahead of time, either from Pinterest or from your Tailwind Tribes (which are like group boards) and it'll go out on a set schedule. I wrote about how to use Tailwind here. Thumbs up.

Leadpages

Leadpages* is one my favorite tools. Leadpages allows you to create gorgeous, optimized landing pages and pop-ups that allow you to insert a content upgrade in a blog post. I use it in all my blog posts, and every time I need a landing page to give away an opt-in or register people for a webinar. It's amazing. I wrote about how to use Leadpages here.

Smarterqueue

Smarterqueue* is my automated scheduler for Twitter, my Facebook page, and my Facebook group. It allows you to have evergreen posts, so tweets/posts promoting each of my blog posts go out on a continuous loop. I also use it to post daily prompts in my Facebook group. It's easy to use and works great.

Canva

I use Canva for all my graphic design needs. My Pinterest images, Instagram quote images, Facebook covers...it's all out of Canva. There's a free version (though the paid version has some features you might want), and it's SO easy to use. It's a fantastic alternative if you don't want to use the Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Asana

I use Asana to stay organized. It's hard to even describe everything it does. You can create task lists, assign tasks to people, attach documents, make comments...and a whole lot more. It's a great (and free) organization tool.

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Hello Becca K those are very good list of tips for blogging.

Jul 05, 2019 05:57 PM #1
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Becca K Thank you for the tips.  I keep hearing that Canva is very helpful and fairly easy to use.  I need to take the plunge and check it out.  Thanks again for this info.

Jul 08, 2019 04:48 PM #2
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Social Warfare is a sharing plugin, but offers more than it’s competitors. You can choose what images your readers Pin, insert a “Click to Tweet” and customize your sharing buttons all within this plugin.

Jul 09, 2019 12:53 PM #3
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If you’re not ready for Photoshop, you should try Picmonkey. There is a free version but the premium doesn’t cost much. I don’t use it often but I do like it for square cropping or collages for Facebook. Also, visit https://zappedia.com

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