Blogging Tools: Blogging is fun and successful when one knows what tools to use. Handy tools are now available on phones that we use every day. Not all the tools can be effective but here I will be sharing the blogging tools that I use every day. Once I used these tools, they turned handy and I found them worth sharing.
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1. Grammarly Keyboard
As good as Grammarly as in browser plugins, the Grammarly Keyboard available in Play Store can be used as a guide and editor in terms of grammar.
It not only eases the work of finding spelling errors but also simple grammar errors. It provides possible correct spellings and grammatical structures that best suit what one has entered wrongly.
It is a cool application that can be used to create beautiful pictures for blog posts, social media, and other platforms at the click of few buttons. With it, one can create beautiful and intriguing images both for blogs/websites and promoting them through social media.
Here are some of the pictures I created using Canva. These two pictures were used in my other blog Dzongkha.
Understanding what topics and types of content generate top social media engagement is vital information for bloggers. BuzzSumo is an in-depth blogging tool designed to help writers discover relevant topics, top influencers, and other key data including social media insights. Bloggers also use this tool for content inspiration by researching competitors and trends.
4. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is a popular WordPress plugin used to optimize a website and blog content for search engines. Everything from the technical aspects of SEO to improving the readability of a page can be accomplished using this handy plugin.
I have been using Yoast SEO for the last several years and there was no looking back since then.
To put it simply, MonsterInsights is a dead-simple Google Analytics plugin for WordPress—that allows you to view your GA data directly within your WordPress dashboard.
MonsterInsights allows you to easily connect your WordPress blog with your Google Analytics account (without hiring a developer or requires no tech knowledge).
With the click of just a few buttons in MonsterInsights, you can set up relatively sophisticated event tracking, eCommerce tracking, form submissions, and more features that’ll help you better understand your blog readers as you grow.
As any new blogger will know, building an email list is essential to eventually learning how to make money blogging.
OptinMonster is an effective tool for capturing the email addresses of your readers. It can be set up on any page of your blog (they have an incredibly easy-to-use WordPress plugin too) and their tools give you the ability to even A/B test different messages to learn the most effective ways to incentivize your readers to join your list or even complete a purchase.
Not to mention the fact that their opt-ins can be designed to perfectly match your blog layout aesthetic.
Kuzu Zangpo la! I am Sonam Dargay. I am a full-time software developer. Apart from 9-5 office works, I am a tech enthusiast, blogger, and dreamer.
I graduated from the College of Science and Technology(CST), affiliated with the Royal University of Bhutan.