Today I am talking about the variety of tools that make blogging easier. These are tools that are worth their price. Anything that saves me time and makes my work turn out better is worth it!
Hootsuite – A popular social media scheduling tool that I like to use for Twitter campaigns.
Smarter Queue – This powerful social media scheduler lets you loop posts so that you never run out of content. It’s intuitive and easy to use.
Canva – This is the tool to use to make Pinterest graphics for your site. There are lots of fonts and layouts, and it is easy to use. The secret to a successful Pin on Pinterest tends to be adding font, and this is the best way to do it. I recommend taking a look at the resume templates and adjusting them to make a Media Kit.
Picmonkey – Picmonkey is similar to Canva, but it has different functions. Depending on the project, sometimes it is easier to use Picmonkey. The grid layouts can be especially helpful.
Iconosquare – There are lots of Instagram scheduling tools out there but Iconosquare also provides detailed analytics that tells you the best time to post so that you get the best engagement.
Board Booster – This Pinterest scheduler lets you loop your own content so that it pins and repins.
Tailwind – You can use Tailwind to schedule pins on Pinterest, but it lets you join collaborative groups called “Tribes”. The Tribes are the easiest and most effective way to increase your reach on Pinterest.
SEM Rush – If you are serious about your blog, then you know that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important. At $99 a month, SEM Rush isn’t cheap, but it gives you detailed reports on how your blog posts rank for specific keywords. You can harness that data and optimize your past blog posts, and plan your future blog posts, to rank high in Google Search Results.