Now that I’ve been blogging for around a year I’ve tried a bunch of different organization plans and apps for bloggers. Some of them work well, others, not so much. If you’re a new blogger or been at it for a while, these apps can help organize your content, ideas and social media.
My Top 5 Apps for Bloggers
A friend of mine introduced me to Google Keep a little while ago and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a list making app. I really like using it to jot down my to do list in blocks that look like sticky notes. I can change the colour of the blocks and choose whether or not to use check boxes to signal completed tasks. I can also keep the items I’ve already completed in the list in case I need to go back and switch things up. The application syncs well both on my iPhone and my desktop (both Mac and PC).
I use Google Keep to keep track of things at work, my blog and for my personal life. It’s so much better than having sticky notes all over the place!
I first discovered StumbleUpon when I started blogging. It’s an information sharing platform where I can choose topics of interest and posts in that area, that have been submitted by other authors pop up for me to read. If I like the post, I give it a thumbs up and if I don’t love the post, I give it a thumbs down.
According to StumbleUpon if you give a post a thumbs up, you’ll see more posts like that one as you continue “stumbling”.
What makes StumbleUpon an amazing app for bloggers is that if your posts get stumbled, it can result in a huge boost in traffic. In fact, there are Facebook groups that have posts where everyone just stumbles each others posts.
I find there are lots of very random posts up on StumbleUpon but it’s worth giving a try. Just be careful not to submit your own posts too often or you might get penalized by the StumbleUpon algorithm.
In my opinion, any list of helpful apps for bloggers should include your blogging platform app.
In my case, it’s the WordPress app. I find it super helpful when I’m really busy. I love being able to jot down notes, make quick edits and respond to reader comments on the run.