Hello! Welcome Back, this is my second week this month that I’m putting up more then one post…who am I??? lol. I’ve just been so inspired lately and over flowing with ideas that I can’t just keep it to one post a week. So here we are with a new post, one that I’m really excited about. I’ve never written a post giving out resources for blogging, not because I don’t want to help others, but because I didn’t feel I had anything new to offer. I’m positive 99% of you know about these apps but in the rare chance that someone doesn’t, I felt I needed to share this information. We all know social media is the largest part to blogging, that’s no secret. Whether it’s creating images, writing posts, or promoting our work…we are always using some type of software. Combine that, with almost all of us having a tiny computer in the form of a phone on us at all times, we do a lot of our work on our phones. Personally, I squeeze as much blog work as I can into my downtime at my full time job. Because of that, I’m constantly looking for and using different apps to make my blog and social media look the best it can. Today, I want to tell you guys about my favorite apps to use for blogging. All apps that I mention are Free to download but may offer some in-app purchases. Let’s jump into it!
So my first one is a no brainer, if your blog is through WordPress I recommend having the WordPress app. Like I said, I do a lot of blogging work on my phone, for example right now I’m writing this post on my Iphone with the WordPress App. It’s so convenient to be able to keep up with my blog without having to log onto a computer. The app is easy to follow and you have all the basic things you need right at your fingertips. Whether it’s writing a blogpost or replying to comments everything is easy to find and easy to use, which is crucial for someone like myself who isn’t tech savvy. If I didn’t have this app, I don’t think I’d be able to post as regularly as I do so for me it’s a must have.
Again, no brainer, one of my favorite aspects of blogging is the creativity that comes along with making images. For that reason, Canva is probably my favorite app for blogging. You can make all type of images, like Instagram posts, Blog images, or even Twitter and LinkedIn headers. Not only is it great for blogging it’s great small businesses, because you can make small Magazines, Cd covers and Brochures. Anyone and everyone could benefit from using Canva in my opinion. It gives you the ability to use your own photos or stock images, which I love. I don’t have a professional camera nor can I afford a photographer so when my personal photos don’t make the cut it’s helpful to have access to these stock images. ( Little side note: don’t be afraid to use stock images, I use them all the time. Just make sure you follow the requests of the photographer when reposting their photo.) Canva has hundreds of free templets and design elements, with as many incredible free options as they have I don’t feel you need to pay for a membership with them.
This is a new app for me, like I found it earlier this week but I’m already in love with it. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (pssst. click the word Instagram and follow me please) you probably haven’t noticed that I have recently upped my instagram story game. Before, I used canva and while I love canva for instagram stories Over is so much better. It has a bunch of templets for instagram stories, some even including video which I though was SO cool. They have free templets and ones that you have to have a Pro membership for, which costs 100 dollars per year. I’ve only used the free ones but if Instagram is a big platform for you & stories are really important to you, and you have the means to pay for the membership I think it’s a great idea.
Besides your standard social media apps, like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook these are my favorite apps to use for blogging. Something I love about blogging is that there are no rules, you do and use what works for you. These apps work best for me and I fully recommend them, they are all easy to use, and add professionalism to your blog and social media platforms.
Do you use these apps? Is there any apps that you love that I haven’t mentioned here? Let me know down in the comments, I love hearing from you guys. Thanks for stopping by, until next time…
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