Bloggers love blogging tools. Whether it is plugins to help customize their website or apps to make life easier it seems there is something out there for every need.
Each blogger prefers something a little bit different. Some like CommentLuv while others swear by Disqus. Here at the IBA we have Team Buffer, Team Hootsuite, and Team CoSchedule.
Blogging Tools to Make You a Better Blogger
Which blogging tools should you use? Ultimately you should make your decision based on your needs and budget. Below I’ve compiled a dozen IBA posts to give you some ideas on all the possibilities out there. Some are free, some have a free trial period, and others are purchase only. You decided!
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Plugins for Your Site
Our Favorite WordPress Plugins
Bloggers share their favorite plugins for WordPress. Some are available for Blogger as well.
General Blogging Productivity Tools
This post is all about the hardware: things you need to create and access your posts.
Chrome is a great browser choice and we show you some browser extensions to make your blogging jobs easier.
Free web tools can come in handy when you are building your blog. We outline some of our favorites.
You don’t need to spend money on an editorial calendar when you are starting out. We show you how to use Google Sheets for free.
Free is great, but sometimes you get what you paid for. Here are 5 areas you want to consider spending money to invest in your blog.
There are plenty of options out there for sending emails to your readers. We help you to choose the one that is the right fit for you.
Bloggers share their favorite scheduling tools for everything from blog posts to tweets to pins.
This continues to be one of our most popular posts month after month. And with good reason. There are 50 sites listed to find stock photos ranging from free to $1.
Pablo is one of the several great programs to edit your photos and create the ever desirable “pinnable graphic”.
Canva is another great graphics program. This is the one I have used for years since randomly recommended to me by a friend in the marketing field that has nothing to do with blogging.
Once you have chosen a stock photo how do you make it perfect for your blog? We have suggestions for editing the photos to make it just right for your post.
Which tools do you recommend?
There is no way we can mention all of the great tools available today. But we want to know, do you have a program or plug-in that you love? Please share it with us in the comments section below.