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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