MY BLOGGING TOOLKIT.

 

I’ve realised that I use certain apps and particular methods to keep my blog ticking over nicely, so I thought today I’d share with you what helps me, kind of like my blogging toolkit if you will!

 

A journal

A few months ago I bought myself a creative journal that I’m now obsessed with! I use it for all things blogging, and also Instagram idea’s too. I find it so handy having everything in one place, whether that’s blog post plans, or things I want to brainstorm more about. I create a blogging to-do list for myself every week in my creative journal which makes me feel very organised, and means I know what I need to do for which posts that are going live that week!

 

WordPress

I bought my own domain from Godaddy, but I blog on the WordPress platform. I love it and find it so easy to use, although a few years ago I did use Blogger which is still good, especially if you’re new to blogging and want something a bit more straight-forward.

 

Canva

For every blog post, I make a Pinterest graphic on Canva to use once the blog goes live, but in all honesty I’m not that knowledgeable where Pinterest is concerned so I don’t have any tips I’m afraid!

 

Bloglovin

Every post gets published on Bloglovin, which even though gets a hard time, I still use it everyday and I think many others do too. It’s where I go to read most of my favourite blogs as everything is in one place which makes it a lot less faffy.

 

Buffer

I schedule all my tweets on Buffer (I just use the free version, which means I do it every few days) where I promote all my blog posts. I’m not sure how much of my blog traffic comes from Twitter, but I do have a fair few followers over there so I guess it can’t do any harm. I usually do about 4 tweets a day and space them out throughout evenly.

 

Tea, and snacks!

Of course if your blogging, you need tea and snacks right? I always have a cuppa next to me when I’m doing my blogging mojo, plus a sweet treat next to me to keep my energy levels up 😉 It’s an essential isn’t it!

 

What’s in your blogging toolkit?

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  • Haha tea and snacks are definitely the most essential of essentials when it comes to blogging for me as well! On a more serious note, I looove Canva too – I’ve recently discovered that they have CV templates too which is so handy! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Ooh that’s good to know! I feel like they offer so much for free which is so good 🙂

  • I love the last point, blogging just isn’t blogging unless there is tea and snacks! haha xxx

    • Totally! As soon as I open the laptop, I go and boil the kettle 😉

  • Amy Eade

    I still use Bloglovin, in fact it’s how I catch up with all my faves! And I do still get a fair amount of traffic from it too 🙂
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • I love Bloglovin! I hope it picks up again soon because I find it so handy 🙂

  • Tea and snacks are definitely vital!
    In addition I rely heavily on my phone; instead of a journal I have a list of blog titles to write about, useful links and a task scheduler in the Memo app. I’m obsessed with pretty notebooks and journals and the phone definitely doesn’t have the charm but sometimes I can’t fit a journal in my bag so having everything in the phone works best for me 🙂

    Teresa | outlandishblog.com

    • Ooh yes the notes app is great! I actually used it for a blog post idea today 🙂