#WorkshopWednesday – Why you Should be using Canva as a Blogger

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Welcome to #WorkshopWednesday, my weekly feature with a focus on all things blogging! Each week there’ll be tips, tricks and advice on how to get your blog running like a well oiled machine!

 

Whether you’re a newbie blogger, or a seasoned contributor you need to know about Canva. We all know that blogging is about writing and releasing your content into the world, but great content isn’t fully dressed without great graphics by its side. Welcome, Canva!

Canva is a great platform, with an extremely useful free version that meets all of your graphics needs perfectly. Once you’ve spent some time familiarising yourself with Canva, you’ll notice that there are numerous design templates to choose from. That’s the amazing thing about Canva, you choose the template you need including Pinterest graphics, Instagram posts and blog titles. Once you’ve chosen, you’re free to design it to suit your needs. Adding images, text and illustrations could not be easier! In very little time you can create unique graphics to suit the theme of your content.

When your documents are ready to go you can save them directly to your hard drive, Canva usually does so in the recommended format to rid you any extra bother. There’s also a share button, proving you with the document URL which you can add straight to your posts. Lastly, there’s the option to share your document using the HTML code, that you can add quickly and easily to your posts.

Canva has all the inside knowledge when it comes to the correct images sizes for different social media platforms. For example, it knows that Pinterest loves vertical images with added text. Meaning that making pinnable images is no longer a chore. It does the same for other channels too, ensuring you get the most out of each document you produce.

If you aren’t using Canva already you really should be, standing out on social media has never been easier!

 

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38 Comments

  • serenityyou July 12, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I have just discovered Canva 2 weeks ago and I don’t know how I lived without it. I have been making all my pinterest pins using it #bestandworst

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Amazing isn’t it?! xx

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  • franbackwithabump July 12, 2017 at 7:58 am

    This is the second time I’ve read about Canva in a week so really need to get on it!! #bestandworst x

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Honestly, it’s amazing! x

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  • Helen Gandy July 14, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve heard of canva but I’ve never used it, will go have a nose! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Thankyou! x

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  • Alana - Burnished Chaos July 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I love Canva, I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it x
    #Bestandworst

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Great isn’t it! x

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  • anywaytostayathome July 15, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I love canva is an excellent source #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

      It really is! xx

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  • Samsam - Simply A Mama July 15, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I haven’t used Canva yet but a lot of bloggers mentioned that they use it, might give it a try #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

      It’s really fab! x

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  • mud cakes and wine July 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I am totally in love with Canva and used it lots. Must try and use it better though. I think i need to get pinterest sorted out as i do not use it at all #Blogstravaganza.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Pinterest is a nightmare isn’t it! xx

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  • ruth cartwright July 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve been using canva for a while now and I love it. I’ve been going back over old posts to improve them too, when I get time. #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

      I keep meaning to do that too! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  • Jo - Cup of Toast July 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    What a great idea. I’ll have to check it out, thank you! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Pleasure! xx

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  • kerry July 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    OOOoo never heard of this, ill check it out thankyou! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

      You’re very welcome! xx

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  • oldhouseintheshires July 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I use the free version of Canva. It’s excellent. #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Fab isn’t it! xx

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  • bringinguptheberneys July 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I love Canva! Can’t remember how I found it, but I use it for my featured photos and other photos I need writing on etc. – Just need to find a way now to make my featured photos look a bit more presentable and not such a mish-mash haha! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

      It’s fab isn’t it! xx

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  • Charlotte July 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I started using Canva on your recommendation when I needed a logo. I’m still learning with it but I’m sure I’ll get there in the end as it seems so easy to use.
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Ah fab, it’s great once you find your way around! xx

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  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... July 15, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I need to work on my pinterest so I will check out Canva, thanks! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks for stopping by xx

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  • mummy2twindividuals July 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I do really like Canva although I’d live the Pinterest template to be longer. Also the twitter template always crops my image but I’m not sure if that because I’m saving it to my images then uploading from my gallery instead of directly exporting. Anyone else have this issue? Otherwise Canva is fab and great for a free app.#blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

      I know what you mean about the Pinterest template! xx

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  • tinmccarthy July 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I love canva. We even used it for our E book cover and saved some money there.
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Me too, I love it! xx

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris July 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Canva is the best thing I’ve discovered recently in blogging. It really is a game changer and I’m considering going premium and I don’t really like paying for things unless I have to! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      It’s amazing isn’t it! xx

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  • talkingmums1 July 17, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I use Canva but prob not to its full potential! Do love it though x
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 17, 2017 at 9:42 am

      There’s so much to fit it all in! xx

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  • Muffintopmummyblog July 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I love Canva – I don’t think I’d be able to do much without it now! I’m still using the free version – but am tempted to pay to save time. We’ll see… #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Amazing isn’t it! xx

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