It’s been 5 years since I started blogging and this is the first time I’m writing this post. Isn’t that weird? I thought it’s something no one wants to know because I think most bloggers have better blogs than mine. But since I can be categorized as a seasoned blogger now, and I have met newbies in the blogging industry recently on Twitter, I thought maybe this post would be of help to them so they wouldn’t have a hard time streamlining their blogging process.
Planoly for both web and mobile. This is the tool I use for planning my Instagram feed. What I love about this is that it syncs between the two so I can upload from my computer and it would show in mobile, or I could upload from mobile and it would show on my computer. It saves from a lot of transferring pictures to and fro.
When I started my Instagram account for my blog, I just post whatever I made on Photoshop. Mind you, I try to put variety to it but at that point I didn’t really have a lot of material to work with. I became bored and uninspired, and the feed was too cluttered for my taste.
For scheduling promotional tweets, Buffer is a good tool used by seasoned bloggers. What’s good about Buffer is they shorten your url links so you have more word count to use for descriptions and hashtags. You also get to choose which images from your link you’d like to post with the tweet.
Buffer also queues your tweets to go out one by one at the best times, so you won’t have to worry about that.
This can also be used for scheduling for Facebook, but I have no experience with that so try that out as well if you have a Facebook page. It could save you a lot of time posting promotional links manually.
Tip: If you do schedule promotional links, make sure to still be present in Twitter (or Facebook) from time to time and engage with your audience.
The tool I use for note taking on my laptop. Evernote comes in mobile app, desktop app/program, and on the web but I use the web one only. I like how clean UI looks compared to the desktop app.
Evernote is so useful for keeping data. For example the links to my blogs and social media platforms I keep a list of those so when I need to post them online, I just copy and paste instead of typing every time and risk mistyping.
Things like blogger tags/awards, I visit the blog where I was nominated and copy the information (rules, questions, links, images) into Evernote so when I’m finally ready to make a post it’s all there and I won’t have to search for the blog where I was nominated.
I also use this for listing the RT accounts I use when promoting my posts. Then just copy paste.
What’s cool with Evernote is that you can create different notebooks for different projects. Like for me, I had one for my blogs, one for my freelancing, and one for my wedding planning 2 years ago. These notebooks can be shared and synchronized with other users so it’s easier to collaborate. Example is my wedding notebook. My then-fiance and wedding organizer could view, edit and add notes to it so it was easier to go through details one by one.