I took the term blogging tool a little broad since I wanted to mainly talk about this three regardless of how I use them.
These tools really made my blogging a lot easier and I think that is something that is always handy for my fellow bloggers. Blogging or content marketing can be so important to get te world to see your products (in my case my artwork). But since I started this blog I have been increasingly loving doing it.
However, when I started off I did have some difficulties. So I found some tools to counter those. I hope these are also helpful for you!
Evernote is an app for notes. You can keep your lists and notes in different “notebooks”. I mentioned this one before in my 6 ways to organise inspiration!
This has already been a favourite of mine for a long time. I use this mostly for recording my blog post ideas. In the beginning, I could really struggle with ideas and topics but now that I have a list I almost never have nothing.
I also keep some inspiration and motivation on this.
What I really like is the fact that you can sync the app with the same program on your computers. You just have one universal account and you can open it everywhere.
This was especially handy when my phone crashed last week. Unfortunately, I kept a list in my notes as well and that one is now lost forever but my list in Evernote is still there. I have been only using Evernote since then as you can imagine.
Since I have been introduced to this I have been in love. When I wrote a post about starting a blog or business when you are not a native speaker a lovely blogger Laiq told me about this. Grammarly is a plugin for google chrome that makes writing a lot easier for me.
This plugin checks more than only your spelling. It also sees grammar mistakes and notifies you of those. It keeps count of the amount of mistakes that you make in a text and shows them in the corner of whichever text field you are writing in. I don’t just make fewer mistakes in blog posts but my tweets and comments as well.
I really like that I am more aware of my mistakes now since I can see my grammar and spelling mistakes. I think/hope this is also easier and more pleasurable to read.
What I like as well are the little rapports that Grammarly sends you. It tells you how your writing is and which words you spell wrong most often. For some reason, I can’t seem to spell wonderful for example.
It also tells you how much you write in comparison to other readers and how big you vocabulary is in comparison. I’m proud to say that I wrote 10658 words last week and used 873 unique words.
I recently joined twitter to connect to more creative business owners and other people in the business. In the beginning, I did not even know how to use this new platform. I also had no app on my phone (this was before it crashed) so I could not regularly log in or check.
This was when I found this little gem. Buffer is a scheduling tool for twitter where you can create a list of tweets and a schedule for at what time they should be sent out. It even can give a custom schedule based on the times with the most interaction.
This tool is great for me since I am terrible at promoting blog posts. Now I can just schedule a few promotional tweets and let Buffer do the rest.
Buffer comes with analytics of how your tweets are doing and they even send you emails if one happens to go very well. Overall this is a great tool to keep your twitter up and running for if you can not login too often.
So those were my favourite tools at the moment. Let me know if you use any of them or have other favourites blogging tools.
I would love to learn all about them!