I've been getting into this blogging game for almost two years now (wow, time flies!) and I have picked up a few technological tools which makes blogging a bit easier and smoother to do. So I thought I would share them with you.
When I'm planning posts my posts my favourite tool is a bit old fashioned- a notebook and pen!
I tend to just write my posts on Blogger's own template.
For editing the photos before they go up I am told by Matty (my long suffering photographer, if you're feeling sorry for him give him a like here) that he uses just uses Lightroom for blog posts.
I use blogger's own tools to schedule posts.
I also have some social media scheduled automatically - when I upload to Lookbook a tweet is sent out, same with Bloglovin!
I have a Google calender where I can keep an eye on what's going on. I have my reoccurring features already scheduled - like Silent Sunday and Fourth Favourites. I then write in posts which are written and scheduled. If I have ideas but I haven't written them up yet then I note that too.
Posting and Sharing
Once a post goes live - which a *top tip* is best to be right at the start of the day, and preferably on a regular basis - it's always worth giving it a little share. I don't like to go over board with it, although I could probably do a little better with my promoting of it.
As I said there is an automatic tweet that goes out when it goes live. But I like to follow it up with an instagram post because photos are pretty! For some reason instagram photos you tell to post to Twitter annoyingly show up as a link, not a photo on Twitter. So to get around that I use an IFTTT recipe to make it show up on Twitter as a picture. This is super handy!
I also have Instagram linked up to my Facebook page, which I use the Pages app to manage on my phone as well.
Do you have any vital tools in your blogging tool box?