Blogging can be a very hard thing to do if you don’t know how to approach it.
It requires time, patience and creativity, but most of all it requires hard work and dedication. You need to be very clear on why you want your blog to be read and you must work on it all the time.
Ever since I started blogging I have never gone a day without taking a step towards my goal for my blog. I am working on creating a better website every single day, no rest. Whether that’s writing a blog post, updating archives, writing to my email community or just posting on Instagram – I am working on it.
But all of that would be incredibly hard without the tools and resources I use on a daily basis. It’s important to find ways to make your blogging routine easier and manageable. It’s crucial that you do it if you want to blog every day.
That’s why I am always on a lookout for new websites that can help me schedule posts in advance, create beautiful photos or simply work as my digital notebook. I found a few that work for me and I want to share them with you.
Here are 6 resources to use when blogging:
Trello has been an amazing tool for me when needing to create a vision board, write an outline for any blog posts I am working on or just write my to-do list. It looks professional, beautiful and the design makes the whole experience enjoyable. Plus, I love that I can put a pretty motivational photo as a background.
I wouldn’t be where I am on my Instagram journey without the amazing graphics I am able to create on Canva. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create pretty posts or logos. It’s all so easy to achieve when using this website.
Whenever I need to *photoshop* a photo I go straight to IPiccy and create magic there. The website is very easy to use as there are many tools that you can try when creating nice images.
Although Trello may have my love for now, it was Evernote that inspired me to try creating a notebook of sorts online. Because I try to use less paper and buy fewer notebooks, I really had to find amazing websites that will serve my needs of writing down my thoughts and ideas. Evernote does just that.
If you follow me on Twitter (which you absolutely should), then you are seeing my posts pop up on your feed every day. That’s because I schedule them on Buffer and don’t have to worry about updating my Twitter feed for a few days. It’s so easy to use and it takes me 5 minutes to schedule in advance.
This is just one of many resources to use when blogging, because it’s my second favorite tool to schedule things on Twitter. Although I have only like 180 followers on Twitter and I haven’t seen any growth for the past 5 years, I still use it. I am not ready to give up on it yet so Hootsuite makes sure I am constantly active – even if no one really cares.
So these were my best 6 resources to use when blogging and I hope they helped you in any way.
I wrote a bunch of posts on the topic of blogging here, so please make sure to read them if you are serious about this thing. You will need to learn a lot before you start seeing any growth and success, so buckle up.
I love blogging and even though it happens many times that I feel like giving up due to feeling stuck, I never do. Success doesn’t come easy and just because I worked hard for the past 5 years doesn’t mean I am entitled to huge success.
I will work as long as I have to for this blog to take off but until then, let’s enjoy this crazy blogging journey together and find ways to help each other.