It’s okay; admit it. You’re tired. All those late nights churning out blog posts, shooting instagram worthy pictures, and creating pinnable graphics…They’re starting to take a toll on you. And just when you think you know what you’re doing, along comes a brand new blogger whose sets the bar even higher. And you’re starting to wonder, does this ever get easier? How do the pros do it? Where do they find the time and energy? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret:
1. Rachel Medlock of Wafaring Rachel
I use Crowdfire to better understand my social following, Dropbox for just about everything, Wunderlist to stay organized, and Tiny Scanner for people or places that are a little slow to pick up digital communication.
2. Dana Harf of I Adore What I Love
Trello! I use it as my blog editorial calendar and for so much more, too!! A Trello board is a list of lists, filled with cards, used by you and your team. It’s a lot more than that, though. Trello has everything you need to organize projects of any size.
3. Nikki Kanter of 30’s And Chic
IFTTT (if this, then that) is really helpful for me. I love having my 30s and Chic Facebook page update along with my WordPress site. IFTTT is both a website and a mobile app. The idea is that you use IFTTT to automate everything from your favorite apps and websites to app-enabled accessories and smart devices.
4. Maddy Osman of The Blogsmith
Todoist is my favorite. It allows you to organize tasks by category and subcategories, indicate importance and set due dates. If you work on a team, it allows you to invite collaborators for specific topics! And all the best features are free.
5. dasha guyton of windy city wardrobe
I use to waste of ton of time backing up photos, but now my pictures backup automatically on Google Photos. I can access them anywhere, anytime on all of my devices.
6. Kaitlin Clancy of A Little Bit Ginger
I like Google Docs because I can write on my phone if something strikes me on the el and easily bring it up on my computer when I get home to edit and make pretty. Google Docs has many uses; beyond storing information online, the products are fully interactive & collaborative by users. You are able to share individual data files and collections.
7. Hillary Dixon of Style in a small town
I love using PicTapGo and Adobe CC Photography! You get both Lightroom and Photoshop for a ridiculously good price and with PTG you can save the “recipe” that you apply to your photos so you can apply the same one every time! It’s truly genius!
8. Lisa Ghisolf of work travel tech
I use Tweetily to share posts out on Twitter, and FB repeatedly. It’s a WordPress plugin.
9. Michaela Guyton of The Deep End Review
I use Canva for blog graphics, resumes, flyers, headers, and invitations. The best part is a lot of the options are free or one dollar.
10. sara tramp of hello sara tramp & styled by emily henderson
I use snapseed. There are basic things like straightening, cropping, or boosting the contrast of a photo but there are also tons of effects that you can experiment with to make your photos look more unique.
I have a favor to ask; if you’ve struggled with any of this: PLEASE share this post and comment below. Let me know what tools you use to simplify your life?
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