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09 March 2016

Useful links for bloggers

Being a blogger is a lot of hard work, and requires using a lot of resources: this app to edit my photos, this one to engage with an audience, this other app to know how my blog is doing... right? Fortunately, I found some resources that made the whole blogging experience a lot easier.

1. Grammarly - I'm going to start with my personal favorite. As I'm sure you know, English is not my first language, and I make a lot of mistakes, so I'm so glad I found this app. Grammarly corrects your grammar (woah! I bet none of you were expecting it). I installed the extension on Chrome so it corrects my posts as I'm writing them. Honestly, it's so quick and comfortable, and it makes my life so much easier!

2. Ifttt - I use it to share my posts on twitter and facebook. You create recipes that look like "if blog, then twitter".  And ifttt does the rest.

3. Google Analytics - This site helps you understand how your blog is doing: how many people visit your blog, at what times, what posts are viewed the most, where your visitors are from...

4. Buffer - Buffer allows you to schedule and queue tweets! It's great if you want to promote your blog but you're too forgetful/busy like I am to remember to tweet your link every few hours yourself. And it lets you see how those tweets do! And you can re-buffer your top tweets!

5. Grab button generator - This site generates your grab button code. Just enter the URL of your blog, the URL of your button, and copypaste the result in your sidebar! (Or wherever you want)

6. PicMonkey - I'm sure most of you know PicMonkey. You can use this site to edit your photos. I find it extra useful when you want to add some text on them. And it's so easy to use!

7. Coffitivity - Coffitivity recreates the ambient sounds of a cafe to boost your creativity and help you work better.

8. Emoji in blog - Do you wish you could add these do your posts?  Guess what! You can! I'm pretty much addicted to emojis. You can find all of them at this site and copy paste them in your posts.

Question of the Day

What links/resources/tools make your blogging process easier?
Llevar un blog es algo que requiere muchísimo trabajo, y usar muchísimos recursos: tal app para editar las fotos, esta otra para llegar a una audiencia, y esta para ver qué tal funciona el blog... Por suerte, hay algunos recursos que hacen todo un poquito más fácil.

1. Grammarly - Esta es mi favorita. La uso para escrbir los posts en inglés. Es una app para corregir tu gramática (en inglés). Yo tengo instalada la extensión de chrome y así me va corrigiendo todo según voy escribiendo . Es super fácil de usar, y rápido y cómodo. De verdad te hace la vida mucho más fácil.

2. Ifttt - La uso para compartir mis entradas en facebook y twitter. Puedes crear recetas del estilo "si blog, entonces twitter" y ifttt se encarga del resto.

3. Google Analytics - Este sitio te ayuda a ver qué tal está yendo tu blog: cuánta gente lo visita, a qué horas, qué posts se ven más, de dónde son tus visitas...

4. Buffer - Ya hablé de buffer en mi post sobre mis apps favoritas. Buffer te deja programar tweets, lo que viene genial si quieres promocionar tu blog en twitter pero eres super desastre y olvidadiza como yo. Y también te deja ver las analíticas de los tweets. Y puedes volver a encolarlos directamente.

5. Grab button generator - Esta web te genera el típico código de botón que tiene una cajita abajo para que tus visitas lo copien y pongan tu botón en su blog. Solo introdute la URL de tu blog, la de tu botón, y copia y pega el resultado en tu sidebar! (O donde lo quieras)

6. PicMonkey - Seguro que la mayoría ya conocéis PicMonkey. Puedes usar esta web para editar fotos. Me resulta super útil cuando quieres hacer algo rapidito como añadir texto. ¡Y es super fácil de usar!

7. Coffitivity - Coffitivity recrea el sonido de ambiente de una cafetería para aumentar tu creatividad y ayudarte a trabajar mejor.

8. Emoji in blog - ¿No te encantaría poder añadir estos a tus publicaciones?  ¡Adivina qué! ¡Puedes! Yo soy un poco adicta a expresarme con emojis. En esta web los tienes todos. Sólo tienes que copiar y pegar en tus posts.

Pregunta del día

¿Qué enlaces/recursos/herramientas hacen que llevar un blog sea más fácil?

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  1. I absolutely love Buffer, it's so great for scheduling tweets!

    The idea of Coffitivity is brilliant, I'm going to have to give it a go :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

    1. It is great! I like coffitivity a lot for when silence would be too boring but music would be too distracting...

  2. Tus posts son siempre de tanta ayuda! No sabia sobre grammar y emoji pero el primero va a hacer que mis posts en ingles sean muchisimo mejor y el segundo que sean mas divertidos jaja. Gracias por compartir :)


    1. Tienes que probar grammarly, Pau! Es mi salvacion!

  3. I couldn't live without Grammarly! It is my life saver! Also, PicMonkey is a must for sure just like Google Analytics! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  4. Oooooh I didn't know that it was possible to get emojis for your blog but that's AMAZING!

    Love, Kerstin

    1. Yay! Glad I could teach you something today!

  5. I love using canva =]


  6. Great post! I knew some of the apps, but others are new for me and I'm sure, they are going to be very useful to me ; ) Thanks a lot for sharing!!

  7. Great post, lovely blog and design <3
    You gained a new reader and follower :)

    JULIE || cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

  8. As you know I love this post! I'll try the grammar app asap !! xx


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    1. Isn't it great? So glad you liked the post!

  10. OMG BE! BEST POST EVER. Number 7 and 8 have blew my mind hahaha! Thank you! Jemma xx

    1. hahahahah I think you may be slightly over-reacting. Thanks Jemma! Why do we never use emojis in our blogs?

  11. Such great links - I didn't know such a thing as IFTTT existed ... going to check it out now! Thanks for the ideas :)

    John ¦ Shout John

    1. Glad you liked the links! IFTTT is so useful! And it shares instagram pictures as pictures! I forgot about that!

  12. Such a lovely and beautiful post!!I think that i need to check out the one for the grammar!!Also that site with the emojis i think that will come in handy..a little bit of obsession with emojis right here haha

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

    1. Thanks! You really should try it out! We're both addicted to emojis then, high five!

  13. Buffer is a brilliant app, works so well for me because I work full time with no internet so it's good.

    Meme xx

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  14. Thanks for sharing these resources! The emoji one sounds dangerous for me. I use them so much on my phone!

  15. This is so useful thank youuu. Absolutely going to use some of these xxx


  16. Really useful - thank you for sharing! I love the website too.

  17. Loved this post! Thankyou for sharing x


  18. Emojis in posts?! YAYY this is amazing thank you!! Xx
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

  19. I've been meaningto start using buffer for a while, but don't like pushing my blog on my twitter followers, so might have to create a new twitter for my blog where I can promote a bit more.

    Really useful post though, thanks!

    Charlotte xx

  20. I really need to try and understand Google Analytics more but it confuses me. I used to use buffer too but some how I migrated over to Hootsuite although I never really know how to word my tweets without just posting the same thing over and over again. Great post, I always find it useful to see what other people use to help their blogs.

    highway twenty nine

  21. This was so helpful as I didn't know about a lot of these. Thanks! xx

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

  22. I've never heard of some of these so this is really helpful!! x

  23. I love the emoji one I've never heard of it before, lovely post it's so helpful :)

  24. OH my this is such a helpful post! Some of these i've never even heard of, love the fact that you can now add emojis haha! Love it. Another great post!

    - Cydney

  25. These are great - thank you for sharing!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

  26. I love the idea of Coffitivity ! Whoever came up with that idea is my type of person! :)
    My personal fave for photo editing is Repix on my iphone. I'm going to head on over to google analytics because it seems to help a lot of people but I've never gotten round to trying it.
    Thanks for sharing Be!
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

  27. I have uploaded grammarly! At this moment my Blog is on German but I will change it in English :) Thank you for the helpful links! I love your Blog! Ist amazing to read and the pictures are so inspirational!

  28. What a nice post! The links are so helpufl! Thank you be! I have discovered your Blog today and im so happy about it! You make amazing pictures and posts! I love your Blog!

    Hannah Nele xx <3


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