5 Blogging Tools that will save you time #bloggingtips

Do you want to get serious with your blogging but do not have enough time? Or do you ever wonder how every other blogger does it, sharing content consistently? Well, I am here to share all the secret blogging tools that they use and you can use too.

Blogging requires multi-tasking every single day but not everyone has the time or resources. As a blogger myself I know how tiring it can be trying to stay on top of your blogging. In this post, I aim to share some-time saving blogging tools that I use constantly.

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Blogging Tools every blogger should use!

I have been blogging for 5 years now and these blogging tools I am about to share have been helpful. Blogging whether part-time or full-time is not easy but there are tools that are very useful to have. Most of the tolls I will be sharing have free options and paid option with more tools.

1. Missinglettr – Scheduler

Last year a fellow blogger introduced me to Missinglettr, a new way to schedule and promote content. One thing I never have enough time for is promoting content throughout the year. This is why when I started using Missinglettr I knew I had to mention it to my friends.

One thing I love about Missinglettr is you can schedule for an entire year in segments. They already suggest the content based on your post and you can review before scheduling. For every post this takes me under 10 minutes to do, it’s a real-time saver. Plus you can track engagement on the dashboard and can link unto 4 social accounts. Presently, I am only sharing on two accounts; Twitter and Google+ as these are two platforms I need more engagement on.

2. Buffer – Scheduler

Another tool that I absolutely love for scheduling content on my social channels its Buffer. I have been using Buffer for almost 3 years now to schedule content on my preferred social accounts. What I love about Buffer is I can link up as many social accounts as I need.

Running a Blogger Group does take a toll on one’s time so scheduling is the next best thing. We have daily threads and monthly threads, thanks to Buffer I can schedule in advance. I have also added other group members to my account so they can schedule in the group.

For the blog, I have been able to put together a schedule of when I want my posts to be displayed. Twitter is a fast-moving social site so I schedule to post several times a day. The important thing with scheduling is to change-up the text, repetitive text can get flagged as spam.

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3. Tailwind – Scheduler

Tailwind is another scheduler I only recently started using and in the last few weeks have seen improvement from my pins. When it comes to my Pinterest management strategy I honestly didn’t have one until I took a course. Every suitable post that I share, I always schedule my pins with Tailwind but also do manual pinning. Tailwind saves me a lot of time in the long run and my pins are shared over a course of time. Like buffer, you can set up a pinning schedule, I pin several times a day thanks to Tailwind.

Not everyone recommends Tailwind as most prefer manual scheduling but honestly, it helps. I have seen an increase in traffic from Pinterest to my blog due to scheduling my posts with Tailwind. The thing about Pinterest is, it’s a waiting game, posts can become viral months after being published. One of my most popular tweets is from a post I shared in 2016, it’s a pin that keeps on giving.

4. Canva – Design

For the longest time, I didn’t know how fellow bloggers were able to create beautiful and pinnable images. Until one day I read about from a fellow blogger and it changed my blogging world. I am able to create lovely images in just a few clicks and able to share them.

What’s lovely about Canva is you can use free images available or you can upload your own pictures. There are a lot of examples shared and sometimes all you need is to change the image and text. It truly is an ingenious blogging tool that every blogger should utilise.

5. PicMonkey – Design

Another blogging tool that I can not recommend enough for images is PicMonkey. It is one site that I have been using for a few years now to create most of my images. One of my new favourite portion of the site is their design templates and black canvas.

Like Canva, you can upload your own images or choose from the store they provide. With a paid versions you have lots of fonts and tools to choose from but a free version is fine too. I realised after a year using the site that the paid version for me was much better.

There are a lot of blogging tools including plugins that make it easy to blog. Sharing your content throughout the year and recycling is the best thing you can do for your blog. What are some of the blogging tools that you use?

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29 Comments

  1. July 17, 2018 / 4:21 am

    I heard a lot of this tools and they looks so useful. When i have time i will definitely learn how to use all of this.

  2. July 14, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I love Tailwind. It’s one of my favourites. I use ContentStudio for scheduling my social posts. (Which reminds me, that’s something I really need to sit down and do today. Haha!)

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 14, 2018 / 11:35 am

      I love tailwind too and thanks for the recommendation on content studio, need to check it out.

  3. July 13, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    I use Canva most of the times and honestly, it saves a lot of time, especially the free templates 🙂

  4. July 13, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I never used a scheduler before. I guess I got to try it. I have only used Canva yet.

  5. July 13, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    This one’s bookmarked. I need all of these as I do everything manually. This was really helpful. The tools will definitely save a lot of time. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Blair Villanueva
    July 13, 2018 / 6:01 am

    I use PicMonkey before then I discovered other great photo editing apps so I had to switch. I should try your other recommendation!

  7. July 13, 2018 / 2:38 am

    I use two of the five your talking about–Tailwind & Canva for Pinterest. Today I just started looking at PicMonkey. I would seriously love to know more about how you use it. For instance, what’s the best & most efficient way to use it to whiten pictures? Thanks for sharing this post.

  8. July 13, 2018 / 2:33 am

    You know I don’t use a scheduler. I find it so much more to deal with. I use the drafts on IG and schedule on FB.

  9. Ann Snook
    July 12, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Having a scheduler is so important! Then you can do your work when you have time and not stress over posting at an ideal time. I use SocialBee for social media.

  10. July 12, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I’ve commented twice now but it doesn’t seem to be going through, sorry if you have a couple from me. I said…

    I should definitely look into using some of these as I just post things manually as and when, which often leads me to forgetting a lot of the time x

  11. July 12, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I had no idea about a lot of these but I’m going to check them out. I use canva.com on just about a daily basis. They are such a help especially when I need a certain sized image.

  12. July 12, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Tailwind, Canva and Picmonkey are the sites I use most from this list! I couldn’t imagine blogging without them 🙂

    Louise x

  13. Princess Quinn
    July 12, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Canva is a wonderful tool. I noticed that Canva is better in IOS than android OS gadgets. The features are complete and is easier to navigate.

  14. Shana b
    July 12, 2018 / 8:46 am

    I need these. I’m actually trailing tailwind at the moment. Already had buffer but I heard tailwind is a game changer. Hope it meets expectation, let’s see.

  15. July 12, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Thank you for the recommendations. I am trying Missinglttr and Tailwind, but I think I need more content to make Tailwind worthwhile. I am going to try PicMonkey – thank you for the recommendation.

  16. July 12, 2018 / 7:34 am

    I am a blogger for sometime now I totally agree with your post. I use missing letter and Buffer. They are helpful I was thinking of using canva but I am not sure how to use that.

  17. Emma Riley
    July 12, 2018 / 4:46 am

    Wow, this post is very informative and I am sure it will be a great help to all bloggers out there most especially to those who are starting to make their own blog.

  18. July 11, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    I’m a big fan of picmonkey. I need to get myself a scheduler, though, so you thorough explanation and reviews were very helpful to me!

  19. July 11, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I’ll keep these in mind. I’ve been wanting to try out buffer. I do use Canva quite a bit.

  20. July 11, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Schedulers are amazing for saving time as a blogger! Canva really is the best too, I do all of my images in Canva!

  21. July 10, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    I love Picmonkey! It’s so useful for me and really helps me with my pins and title pictures for my blog posts. This is so useful!

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Yea I love it too and use it for every post

  22. July 10, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I have not heard of Missinglettr but will look into it, sounds great – I use jetpack at the moment

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 6:57 am

      I have not thought about using Jetpack, I do have it for social shares but not scheduling content

  23. July 10, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Yes, I use all of these, my favourite is Missinglettr, I couldn’t be without it now, it’s so good for scheduling content. Great roundup!

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Thank you Nichola, I love it too and love scheduling my content through it

  24. July 10, 2018 / 5:38 am

    I use tweetdeck for my twitter scheduling, planoly for instgram and tailwind for pinterest but I love the idea of missingltr as you can schedule for so long in advance x

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 15, 2018 / 6:52 am

      I love missingltr but not heard of Planoly yet but sounds like a great site to use.

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