Blogging is more than just writing a few lines on a notepad and uploading onto a blog. The use and integration of technology is more paramount than ever when it comes to succeeding as a blogger.
A lot of it coming from apps I’ve enjoyed using and have helped enhance the quality of my blog itself. You’ve probably read the first two paragraph and realised – hang on – a non Edinburgh post. Yep! I’m finally putting Scotland to rest. Instead I’m giving you FIVE blogging apps that are guaranteed take YOUR blog to the next level:
I first installed and started using Canva last summer. It’s been mainly used by myself to create the blog banner/header and thumbnails for my blog posts that you see. They feature templates that are compatible for all social media platforms and websites. Allowed me to be more creative and experimental with my blog.All in all Canva has made graphic designing for my blog simpler than I thought it would. I’ve started to wonder why I hadn’t discovered it earlier but I guess that’s all part of learning on my blog journey.
Out of all the apps on my list, Pexels is the most recently installed onto my phone. Along with Canva, Pexels is where I get stock photos to use for my blog posts – with image credit too of course! It’s very useful if you’re struggling to find images of your own to use for your posts. Most images are free to download and all it takes is that touch of the download button once and it’s all yours.
I’ve discussed enough about the love I have for Twitter when it comes to blogging. It is very good for a blogger looking for good promotion and engagement. You’re constantly meeting new bloggers and influencers on comment/follow threads, blog chats, Ever week there’s always a new travel blogger starting out I’m coming across and it’s great to see th. embracing Twitter as a platform, toxic things put aside.
A lot of collabs have been organised thanks to Twitter’s help and I recently had sponsored opportunities come right at me which I’m excited to boast abiut a bit xD. It’s difficult to imagine the place I would be in with my blog had I not been making the most of it.
The Why for WordPress is simple if you’re a blogger like myself. It’s where I upload all my posts and can customise my blog to my liking. Since I’m self-hosted too, I get access to plugins and widgets designed to boost my SEO. Obviously I also get my own domain which helps me be more attractive to brands and sponsors as they see you as independent and not associated via “wordpress.com”Truth: Most of my blog posts start off on my phone and I sometimes work on posts whilst on the go as soon as an idea pops into my head. So to have the WordPress app on my phone is very handy and less time and energy-consuming rather than carrying my bulky laptop around with me or waiting till I get home.
Lets be real, travellers and travel bloggers get a lot of validation and attention from their travel pics on Instagram than they do from most other social media. For me this is where I post a lot of my pics and highlights from my travels. I also use Insta as an additional platform for blog promo. Online clothing apparels and brands often approach me asking me to be an affiliate, which is an additional way of making income. Freelance photographers thrive on Insta. Much of their creative work can be an amagulation of editing apps used. E.G. the logos for my travel highlights on my insta home page were created on Canva.
A lot of the apps are transferable across many mediums, blogs being included. They can effectively make you more skilled and efficient. Best part is that these apps I suggested are all easy to use and again – FREE of charge. There are plenty more apps I didn’t include on this list but have been very helpful for me. It doesn’t pay [much] for you to become more creative and savvy as a blogger.
What are your favourite apps you use for blogging? Check out some of the best ones to use for travelling also. Follow me on socials to keep up with what’s coming next!
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