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!
Personally, I find it difficult not to do most of my blogging on a laptop. When I’m writing I just can’t seem to make peace with smart phone or tablet keypads. I suppose I’m a little old school, but I need a trusty keypad to be able to churn out my best work!
There are however a handful of apps I have on my phone, that I just wouldn’t be without. They make the day-to-day side of blogging super simple and the notifications I get from some of them are great reminders, when time starts to leave me behind. From quick image editors, to scheduling and not forgetting the all important social media apps – the life of a blogger wouldn’t be complete without some of the best technology at their fingertips!
Here are a few of my favourites:
Now this one only applies if you’re a WordPress blogger. I find this app really useful for making quick amendments to posts and for adding images to posts directly from my phone. There’s also quick access to your stats among a few more of your standard WordPress features. For me, the best bit about this app is that it pushes comment notifications straight to mobile, making it really easy to engage with your audience!
Now if I’ve taken photo’s with my ‘big camera’, then I’ll edit them on my laptop ready for use. Like so many other bloggers though, more often than not I snap away on my phone as soon as a photo opportunity arises. I have been known to upload these images for editing too, but I’m also a big lover of PicMonkey – a really user friendly photo editing app. It’ll have your images looking Instagram ready in no time!
I’ve written about Tailwind before so I won’t over egg this one. The app is a great extension of the desktop site, making searching for relevant content to schedule a breeze. If you like to schedule to Instagram too, you can prepare content using the Tailwind app. It will then notify you when it’s time for the content to be published – easy peasy!
Again, I spoke about how amazing Trello is recently, so I won’t over do it. This app means that your organiser is will you at all times, notifying you when important deadlines are looming and allowing you to tick tasks off on the go! Trello can also be shared with others, so if you have some collaborative work going on you’ll be constantly updated on the progress of your partners!
I use Canva a lot, it’s one of my favourite blogging tools. The app doesn’t have as many features as the desktop site, but it does give you access to your most recent work and allows you to modify it. I use this one regularly for creating my Pinterest vertical images – the template is there and I just edit and go!
Social media –
This one goes without saying. Quick access to social media is absolutely essential for every blogger out there!
Do you use any blogging apps?