Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Blogoversary Countdown – Day 2

Blogoversary

Day 2

Blogging tools

So, in the past year I have found some thing that have helped me in blogging.  A lot of you probably already know about them, but I am going to mention them anyway because they are awesome!

Bloglovin

I have tried a couple of different blog readers, but Bloglovin is by far the best one I have come across.  It  is easy to use and has a nice simple layout.  Links popup in a second window so you don’t have to worry about going back and forth or losing your place in your post queue.  Bloglovin also has an app you can download for your phone, so no worries about not being at your computer since it is mobile!

WordPress App

I got the wordpress app on my phone sometime later last year, but I couldn’t get it to work correctly for me.  I don’t know if it was because the app wasn’t working like it should or if it was because my phone sucked, but once I got my new phone and updated my apps, it worked wonderfully.  I use it to write up drafts of my posts, but I don’t actually post them because, the one downside I can find, is that I can not access my media gallery from the app.  So if I am making a post for one of my memes like Waiting on Wednesday, I can’t go in and get the WoW image I always use from the gallery.  So, I just make draft posts and go back and add my images in and format how I want it later.  This is really helpful to me since before when I wanted to make a draft, but wasn’t around my computer, I just wrote them down, which was a pain to go back and type up.

Pinterest

Pinterest is cool because I can pin all of my reviews and memes and such to pin boards to share with my followers.  Click the pin and it takes you to my website!  It also helps me since I tend to be forgetful and I am doing a meme like Waiting on Wednesday or Cover Crush and I can’t remember if I already posted a certain book for it.  I can just look at my board and see which covers have been pinned.  Also, if you like to not only read books, but write them, you can do pin boards for character inspirations and such, and they can be secret pin boards, too, so only you and people you invite can see those boards (I have one myself).  I just added my pinterest follow button, so follow me on pinterest if you like 🙂

These are some very useful tools when doing stuff for book blogging!  If anyone knows of any other newer tools that can be helpful, please let me know!  I am always on the lookout for more things that are helpful for blogging 🙂

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