Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Resources You Need As A Blogger



Hey lovelies, I've been thinking about blogging lately and all the resources that I've been using and that improve my blogging experience, I thought I'd share with you the resources that have been a necessity to me and helped me with my blog so much. Even after four years I'm still improving my blog game but these are things that still remain helpful and useful to my growth.

Blogger or Wordpress

I'm not going to lie I've been meaning to make the change from blogger to Wordpress for a really long time but I've never really had the time or money to do it. I also took a really long blogging break at one point. Whether you blog with blogger or Wordpress, both have their perks. The blogger website is just so easy to use and I love using it for writing up my posts, I love how easy it is to edit up your blog design and to make your blog more personal.

Disqus

Honestly, the one thing about blogger that I really hated was the comment section, I just found it a bit ugly and really laggy so when I came across Disqus I knew I had to make the swap because I just loved the layout of the comment box and the ease of access for use. It makes moderating comments so easy, and it flags spammy comments up straight away. I honestly love using it. The app for it is great as well.

Grow and Glow

The Grow and Glow community is absolutely amazing, and really I learnt so much from using the online resources that they have to offer, especially the instagram hashtag list and the seo bits. It really did help me so much. I really like the facebook group a lot too, it makes speaking to other bloggers really easy, and there is a real sense of community in the group. If you wanted to check it out or join the link is here*

Lightroom

The best part about the Lightroom app is that it is completely free to use and to download, it is basically a miniature version of photoshop on your phone. On the occasion that I don't use stock images for the blog, it is my go to for photo editing because it is so easy to use and even myself someone who isn't greta with editing apps can use it just perfectly. It's idiot proof.

Pinterest

I've used Pinterest for as long as I can remember, and for a long time I used to use it for image research for my fine art degree, because it is full of all the beautiful photography and paintings you could ever use.

When it came to blogging at first I didn't have the slightest idea how to use it for growth, after reading a few blog posts/ watching some youtube videos I soon became really versed it and really loved using it to pin my own posts and that or fellow bloggers. If you don't know how to utilise it then it is really worth learning as it can be so helpful!

Buffer ( Scheduling App)

When it comes to scheduling tweets buffer has always been my favourite, I used to really enjoy Hootsuite back in the day but it really isn't as great as Buffer. On the free plan with Buffer you can schedule 10 tweets at any one time, which doesn't seem like a lot but it works out enough to last 24 hours. I have the app on my phone and keep all my promo tweets saved on my notes so it literally takes me minutes to schedule my tweets everyday!

Pexels

Pexels is honestly my go to place for stock images, especially within the winter months when taking photography daily becomes much harder. Everything is copy write free and they have such an amazing amount of images. I know Unsplash is a great alternative but Pexels wins every time for me. Many of my favourite posts have images from Pexels.

I'd love to know what resources that you couldn't live without a blogger, let me know in the comments.


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