Hey guys! Nowadays, my phone plays a really big part in my blog- whether it be taking swatch photos or editing them but as well as that, I've discovered some amazing apps that have made my blogging days a lot easier! Here are my favourite apps for bloggers that you need to download...
Bitly was only an app that I've discovered recently, but it's an app that can shorten down your blog post links- so if you don't want to waste characters on Twitter typing in your full post link, copy and paste it into Bitly and it'll give you a much shorter link! I also love how you can track how many people click on the link so you can see if your post is doing well and if it is appealing to read and as a blogger, that's one of the things that I'm most worried about when I post!
For me, one of the best things about blogging is getting to know other bloggers and discovering other amazing blogs! Bloglovin is an amazing platform for this- not only can you get yourself out there, you can discover other bloggers very easily, network and save posts for you to read. I never tend to read much anymore because it's really hard to find the time, but blogs are something I tend to read on a nearly-daily basis!
Buffer is another tool that is leaned towards promoting your posts; basically, you can schedule Twitter, Instagram and other posts and then it will post them for you. I find this very useful as sometimes, I just don't have the time to sit there promoting my blog posts and also, I sometimes use this to promote in hours where I'm busy (mainly school).
I'm sure a lot of you fellow bloggers will know about Google Analytics but if you don't, you have to get it! As I'm not self-hosted yet and don't fancy getting a premium Weebly account, I don't get very in-depth statistics about my blog but this does all the work for me- for free! With Analytics, you have more information that you'll ever need about your blog, from the location/language of your viewers to your most visited pages and bounce rate. I've been using this for nearly a year now and will continue to do so until the end of my blogging days!
As a teenage blogger, I have to manage my time the best that I can around everything else I do- and this is why I love Google Docs! Google Docs is basically just like Microsoft Word but on the go, and I love to draft my blog posts here when I'm on car journeys, during school breaks or just when ideas pop into my head. After I've drafted whatever I feel like drafting, I just copy and past, proof read and post! Oh... and let's not forget those all important photos!