My 6 Apps For Better Blogging

My 6 Apps For Better Blogging

I have been blogging for a little over 4 months now and it has really been a lot of fun so far.  Blogging is fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Using apps makes blogging easier and better for me. Without it, I would literally be a hot mess. Here are some of the apps I use on my iPhone and Macbook for better blogging!

WordPress

Duh, WordPress.com has an app! It’s an amazing app because it connects the community of WordPress bloggers together in a single stream. It’s also really easy to use and see all the people you follow. Think of it as Instagram, but for blogs. You can tag your posts, search for blog posts under categories or tags and even follow blogs.

You can also edit your website, write and publish blog posts all within a few swipes of your finger. It has made blogging so much easier because I do not rely on my laptop so much anymore. I can literally blog on the go! Also, a large proportion of my traffic comes from the WordPress Reader and Pinterest so I am very active on this app!

 

MinimaList

If you love a no-nonsense, simplistic to-do list then this app is perfect for you. Most reminder and to-do list apps are somewhat complicated for me. I wanted an app that I could simply write a task and strike it off when I was done. I use this app to keep track of all my blogging ideas and chores and it’s great for keeping me organized!

Photoscape- X

Unfortunately this app is only available to MacBook users. If you happen to own a MacBook, this app will take your editing game to the next level. I edit all my Instagram photos and blogging photos here and it is really simple to navigate and use! It has filters, collage makers, graphic and even a gif maker. I’m very glad I discovered this app!

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Instagram

Instagram is really popular among bloggers because it is a great way to get your blog out there. If your blog relies heavily on visuals then Instagram is the perfect app to use. But having great photos is only half the battle on Instagram right? There is a bit of skill that goes into using the ‘gram that I’m yet to hack completely!

Instagram is one of the first social media sites I joined. I have been on Instagram for 5 years now but I finally started from scratch created a separate Instagram for my blog 3 months ago. I currently have 460 followers and I actually prefer this account to my personal account because there is so much more engagement there!

Followers +

If you use Instagram for blogging, I would suggest you download this app to track who follows and unfollows you. It is helpful because a lot of  people on Instagram follow you just to unfollow you 2-3 days later. This is because they are using bots. With this app, you will know exactly who they are and act accordingly! Speaking of followers, I would also love to do an Instagram blog series once I reach 500 followers there. Would you like to see it? 

Pinterest

I started using this app recently but I didnt even know Pinterest was a form of social media till 2 months ago. I didnt know what is was used for and I also didn’t know that it was such a great way for discovering blogs and driving traffic to yours. Ever since I started implementing some simple tips, I have seen a massive increase in Pinterest traffic on my blog. I still haven’t hacked this site yet, but I will definitely share some tips when I am absolutely sure of what works!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. What apps do you use for blogging? 

Instagram ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest Twitter

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  1. August 14, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I am really in need of some tips for pinterest, I can’t figure out how to work it all properly for a blogs purpose, will be looking forward to that post! 🙂 x

    • August 14, 2017 / 11:49 am

      I would love to do a post on that! Lord knows I was confused as well. Thank you so much for the comment ❤️❤️

  2. August 14, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Ooh this is going to be so helpful for when I eventually get my new phone because I will have more storage to download apps- thank you for this list!! <3 🙂

    • August 14, 2017 / 11:54 am

      No problem girl! I’m glad these list of apps were helpful for you ❤️❤️

  3. August 14, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Does Photoscape-X need payment?

    • August 14, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      No it’s completely free! Yay! 💃🏾💃🏾

      • August 14, 2017 / 12:02 pm

        Wow! That’s good news. I’ll install it. Thank you for this. So helpful.:)

        • August 14, 2017 / 12:02 pm

          No problem Bethy! I’m glad I could help you ❤️❤️

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      You’re very welcome ❤️❤️

  4. August 14, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Those were some really great tips, I would love for you to do a blog series on Instagram I recently started it using it again a dm I can use all the help I can get haha! xx

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you so much I’m glad you enjoyed reading it! I would love to do an Instagram series. Instagram can be so confusing sometimes 😂😂

    • August 14, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      I feel you girl, maybe some day! I’m glad you found the other apps helpful though. 😘😘

  5. August 14, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I love this, I have a MAC so I need to take advantage of that app! Loveeeed this.

    • August 14, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Please do! You won’t regret it hun 🙌🏾 Thanks for commenting 💕💕

  6. August 14, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Pinterest is a very popular social media site. I don’t use it though as much as I use Instagram, Twitter or Facebook . I sometimes use the WordPress app as well. I like it. Very easy to use .

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      I never knew Pinterest was big oh! I think you should think about joining. It’s a valuable app for getting your blog out there! Thank you for commenting 💕

  7. August 14, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Yes please do a Pinterest traffic post! I have had a Pinterest for years but am just not sure how to make it worth my time by pinning my posts! Such an informative post girly; keep it up xox

    http://www.styledbymckenz.com

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      I would love to McKenzie! I think we all need a little Pinterest help! The whole concept and website can be very confusing but don’t worry I got you! Thank you for the lovely comment ❤️❤️

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      That’s how I feel about Pinterest

  8. August 14, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Thank you for the post! I think now I know how to put my blog out there! Keep up the good work!
    stephaniecorner.wordpress.com

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you Stephanie I’m happy you found this helpful for your blog 😘😘

  9. August 14, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I am so glad I stumbled upon you on Insta! I have never heard of Minimalist, and I TOTALLY need it. I am completely overwhelmed. And I will have to check out Photoscape, because your photos are gorgeous! And when you figure out some Insta hacks, let me know haha. I can’t figure it out.

    Jackie
    http://www.thatswhatsupblog.com

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you dear! I’m so glad you could discover some of these great apps! They’re really gonna save your life 🙌🏾 and I would love to do an Instagram series because it’s a big ball of confusion for so many people 😂😂 Thank you for the lovely comment ❤️❤️

  10. August 14, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I’ve always used pinterest for personal use, but I have no idea how to use it to drive traffic to my blog, so I look forward to that post!

    Natalie | Natalie’s Alchemy

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Same! I thought Pinterest was just for pinning recipes when I first downloaded the app but it’s so good for blogging too. I look forward to writing it for you too 💕💕

  11. August 14, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Great post! I just downloaded the photo editor so I am excited to use it. I also haven’t used pinterest at all to drive traffic to my blog and I’m not really sure how to go about that. Do you have any quick and simple tips right now? Or do you want me to wait for a follow up post 😉

    • August 14, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Hey! I’m glad I could help you with my post. Hmm, it may be difficult to give a quick tip because they’re so thorough tbh. However one tip that’s quick and easy to change is to make the pictures you share there vertical because ppl on Pinterest really do prefer vertical images. Thanks for commenting! 💕💕

      • August 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

        Ok thanks! Like a bunch of people have commented, I have only used pinterest for personal use so I have no idea how to go about using it for advertising my blog. Excited to read your detailed post about how to do it!

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you I’m glad you liked it! I’ll check it out 😘

      • August 18, 2017 / 8:02 pm

        ❤️❤️❤️

  12. August 14, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I would love to receive some advises on how to use Pinterest correctly and how to make my blog known with it, it’s just so hard for me 😛

    • August 15, 2017 / 11:46 am

      I’ll definitely do a blog post about it soon! You’ll be a comfortable pinner in no time! 💕

    • August 15, 2017 / 11:46 am

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it ❤️

  13. August 15, 2017 / 4:32 am

    I use WordPress and Instagram. I’m going to download Minimalist now and try re downloading Pinterest🙈 I had to uninstall when I couldn’t figure it out but I’ve been reading so much benefit it has lately.

    Great post, Pearl!👍

    • August 15, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Haha I understand I also deleted mine too cause I was confused. But I forced myself ehn and I finally got a bit of insight to it. Thank you for the lovely comment 💕

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Thanks girl! Please do 👌🏾👌🏾

  14. August 17, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    You’ve an awesome blog! Just followed you!! Yet to explore your blog!! Fell in love with the first post!!
    I’ll soon follow you on all other sites as well.
    And yes, would definitely love to see your Instagram blog series!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this ❤️❤️

  15. August 17, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I love your blog and all of your articles. Please visit my site as well.
    http://www.illumined13.com
    Keep inspiring others and I hope to take my blogging journey long way as well. 🙂

  16. August 18, 2017 / 6:25 am

    I’d like to add “yoast” I’m thinking maybe you didn’t add it cause it’s not an app. LooL. It’s an extension on WordPress but it’s really great cause it helps with SEO and stuff. Nice list! I especially love followers+

    http://www.sunlightdreamer.com

    • August 18, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Oh yes Yoast is only available to paid versions of WordPress and WordPress.org members! I’m still using the free version so I can’t install it yet! But I would love to do that soon. Thank you so much for the lovely comment 💕

  17. August 18, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I have every app here except one and you bet I will be downloading that one. haha. BTW, I look forward to you being self-hosted o. eh eh. Let me know if you’re considering this at all.

    • August 18, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Thank you! Im looking forward to it too my dear this free version of WordPress is a struggle sometimes 😭😭 I’m just semi-lazy to find a hosting platform and I’m considering just paying for Premium for the meantime. Lmao what host do you use?

      • August 18, 2017 / 11:58 am

        I know. i use siteground. Legit the best. whenever you think you’re ready, let me know. Paying for premium is really a waste tbh. Don’t do it.

        • August 18, 2017 / 2:36 pm

          Oh yes I’ve heard about siteground! That was one of my top 2 actually, it must be a good one. I know Premium is a waste but I’m so lazy 😂😂 I’ll definitely let you know and bombard you with questions. Thanks girl 🙏🏾 🙏🏾

          • August 19, 2017 / 12:32 pm

            yes. anytime. But do not go premium. Save your energy and money for when you’re ready

  18. August 18, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Just started back on Pinterest and linking my wordpress posts to Pinterest . It’s wicked easier than I thought . Thanks for this tip.

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      You’re very welcome! And that’s amazing that Pinterest is so easy for you! I found it really confusing at first to be honest 😂😂

  19. birdlady612
    August 26, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I, too, am new to blogging. I’ve only been blogging since February and I really enjoy it. I usually share on Instagram that I have a new post out and will sometimes get a little traffic- the same with Pinterest. I’d love to figure out how to drive more traffic to my blog. Good luck and happy blogging. 🙋🐦

  20. August 28, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I have all these apps too ❤

    • September 4, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Ohh nice!! Its strange meeting someone else with all the same apps as you. lool

  21. August 29, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Thank you sooooooooo much!
    For whatever reason, pinterest has been one of the few apps that has taken me for loop. I’ll most certainly use this post as a guide esp for my business profile.

  22. September 2, 2017 / 11:48 am

    This was an helpful blog.
    Thanks for posting this

    • September 4, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked this <3

  23. September 3, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! Definitely going to have to install Photoscape-X

    • September 4, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed this post <3 <3

  24. September 4, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Super nice tips, especially for begginers like me! To be honest, I am still trying to figure out the best templates and so on… oh, well! I guess it’s a learning journey, right?

    • September 4, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      You’re very welcome! It’s definitely a journey that never stops. But one thing is certain you will definitely improve! Thank you so much for commenting <3

  25. October 1, 2017 / 2:22 am

    Thanks for the tips! Also, I didn’t know you were following my blog. I don’t see you listed as following me.

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