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Most of you seem to love my blog related posts so today I’m sharing 5 blogging tools I can’t live without! Most of them are free, with them exception of a couple of things — so I think I did pretty good!
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So, if you are a part of my newsletter, you may remember me mentioning a pretty awesome blogging related freebie coming up — well it’s FINALLY here! For all of my non-blogging readers, don’t you worry, I have a freebie coming up for you too. 😉
If you aren’t using a social media scheduler, you are missing out! With Buffer you can schedule your tweets and Facebook posts to go up when you want them to. You get to set up your own schedule, type up your tweets and Buffer does the rest for you. It’s not only helped in saving me time but I have also seen an increase in engagement and growth. Best of all, it’s FREE! You can upgrade to the paid version for only $10 a month, but I find the free version to work great for me.
Ahhh, Tailwind, it’s my new blogging BFF! Tailwind is like Buffer in the sense that it schedules your social media — but for your pins! Once you sign up and they analyze your traffic, they give you an idea of what are the best times to pin based on your analytics. I don’t think I ever pin something in real time anymore, everything is scheduled but it seems like I’m constantly pinning! My Pinterest game was not the best, but once I started using Tailwind, I started to see a steady increase in blog traffic and in my numbers in general! Unfortunately, Tailwind is not free — but if you use my referral link, you can get a FREE month and test it out. I do get a $15 credit if you end up signing up — which is a win for both of us, don’t you think? You get a free month and so do I!
I’ve talked some about Blog Boss Babe so I won’t go into too much detail, you can check this post all on how BBB works. I’ve learned so much and am still learning about blogging — who knew there was SO much into it?! The community is amazing and extremely helpful, I know that if I have questions about anything, my fellow Blog Boss Babes will help me.
Kallie from But First, Coffee has built an incredible community for entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their online presence. She has an entire FREE course on how to build a better blog in 10 minutes! She also has a C&C blog with tons of information and freebies! I have applied her tips to my blog and can definitely tell you guys with 100% certainty that they have helped Beauty With Lily immensely!
Lastly the one tool I can’t live without is a blog planner — but not just any planner — I’m talking about an actual planner that revolves around a blog! I spent a couple of months creating a planner that is made with a blogging babe in mind. There are 15 pages — once you download and save it to your computer you can make endless amounts of copies — you will have a blog post worksheet, sponsored post tracker, statistics tracker, income/expense trackers, undated calendar, a BONUS blog resources page, and so much more! You get so much and it will be going up for sale REALLY SOON over on my ETSY SHOP! I am finishing up some final touches — so keep an eye for that. I will make sure to update this post & announce it on social media!
I also want to thank my sweet friend Christine, from Simply Stine! She was so much help and was able to give me some great feedback while I was working on my planner. If you have not read her blog, you are missing out, definitely visit her and let her know I sent ya! You’ll adore her!
I really hope you found this useful, like I mentioned, these are tools that I use on an everyday basis to help me when I’m feeling overwhelmed, unorganized, or just lost. And if you LOVE your planner, please feel free to share with any and all of your blogger friends! Oh and tag me on social media if you post a picture of your planner in action! I’d love to see it!
What are some of your can’t live without blogging tools? Share below!
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Hi there! I’m Lily, the girl behind Beauty With Lily. I am a real estate agent, nurse, wife, crazy dog mom — to our cute little pup, Charlie — blogger, beauty enthusiast, makeup connoisseur, and your everyday twenty-something southern gal. You'll usually catch me with an iced coffee in tow, an arm full of makeup swatches or behind my computer working (or shopping!) I hope this little space helps you feel beautiful, find your next clothing piece to buy or a place you come to after a long day. I hope you stay awhile. xo - Lily
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