In this day and age, it is not enough to simply write a blogpost, click the publish button and wait. As bloggers, we must put out great content, engage with others, get inspired, keep learning and promote our content to the best of our ability. There are numerous tools available to us to achieve that and today, I will be sharing with you 5 apps that I believe every blogger should have and that have tremendously helped me throughout my blogging journey so let’s get in to!
I am sure most of not all of you have an account on instagram whether it be a personal one or one that is specifically for your blog or perhaps you have one that you use for both purposes. In any case, instagram has become a necessity for any blogger seeking to be successful and working with brands. I personally use Instagram to promote my blogposts, write mini reviews on products in loving and share a little bit of my life with my followers. Although Instagram has come under a lot of negative light lately due to its algorithm issues and what not, there is no denying that it is the largest growing social media platform for bloggers. If you are looking to work with brands, and hopefully turn your blog in to a business, then Instagram is the place go.
Twitter- my personal favorite social media for blogging! My blog traffic has literally doubled after I started promoting my content on there and I HIGHLY recommend this app to all bloggers. Twitter introduced me to a huge community of amazing and talented bloggers that I did not even know existed. I love how supportive and helpful everyone on there is! While Instagram is a more polished version of your life, twitter is where it all gets real- in a good way. But how does it benefit your blog? Well, for one you can take part in comment threads and chats that are hosted by blogger accounts on there (Bloggerstribe, GRLPOWR, thebloggercrowd, teacupClub are just some examples). Comment threads not only allow you to share your content with a large group of people but can also help you find some great new content. You can also post links to your blog posts on there and tag blogger re-tweet accounts so that your content reaches a bigger audience.
This app is literally my go to for any type of inspiration whether it be blog related or other random stuff like food and house decor. Many successful bloggers have claimed that Pinterest is also a major source of traffic for their blogs although I still haven’t completely figured out how that works, so if you have any advice, please so let me know in the comments! Anyways, other than that Pinterest has tons of articles on blogging tips, tips for blog photography, how to increase your traffic/engagement that can be super helpful especially if you are a beginner at blogging.
This app for me is a major time saver! It allows you to share and schedule posts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and even Linkdin although I only use it for Twitter. For twitter, you simply need to make a post with the link of the blogpost, time and day you want it to go up at and the app will automatically post it at that specific time. What I love doing is at the beginning of the week, I will schedule one post to go up every day of the week and that way I will continuously be getting traffic on my blog without having to worry about constantly promoting my content!
Sick of people constantly following and then unfollowing you on Instagram? Tired of gaining lots of followers one day and then losing double that the other day? Well, by using this app you can ensure that you keep your followers and following on Instagram in check and in balance. It basically tells stuff like who has recently followed and unfollowed you, the people you are following but they aren’t following back. Might sound a bit extreme to keep an eye on this stuff but it’s important to make sure your followers are genuine and ones that will be engaging with your content and not ones that are merely concerned with the number of followers THEY have and this app has helped me tremendously with that aspect!
And those are my top 5 blogging apps that I use on a daily basis to save time and make sure I’m on top of my blogging game!
What are your top blogging tools/apps? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading xx
*All pictures other than the featured image have been taken from Pinterest.