I wanted to write a post sharing free blogging tools and resources that fellow bloggers might find handy. I have arranged them into sections such as photography, social media, and other topics you might find useful.
+ Picmonkey. A fantastic free, photo editing tool that allows you to add fonts, stickers and edit photos.
+ Pixlr. A little more complex than Picmonkey but also a great editing tool and fantastic for collages!
+ Pixabay. I use all my own photos when it comes to blogging but if you don’t have the time pixababy is an online library full to the brim of free photos available to use.
+ Canva. I have only recently discovered Canva, it is a super aesthetically pleasing desktop editing tool!
Photography (mobile apps)
+ Afterlight. I love Afterlight, it is perfecting for brightening up pictures from my phone camera.
+ VSCO. I love VSCO for adding filters, and having a serious selection of editing tools right from my iPhone!
+ Snapseed. Snapseed is an extremely powerful image editing app but it has a super easy interface to use!
+ Dafont. I love finding free fonts on Dafont, and previewing them before I use them, there’s tons to choose from.
+ 1001 free fonts. Another fantastic font website offering lots of fonts free for personal use.
+ What the font! A fantastic online tool that lets you upload a screenshot of some text and it will help find it for you!
+ Google analytics. Available for mobile and desktop, great for tracking stats and page views, you need this installed.
+ Buffer. Schedule tweets ahead of time from your phone or laptop, you can also change the links from bit.ly to your personal links.
+ Trello. Trello is such a lovely highly visual way to keep yourself organised. It’s like an online mood board… You can drag and drop lists, have colour coordinated notes, to-do lists and tasks.
+ Goodtime Podoro Timer. If you are a procrastinator like me, then you need this app on your phone asap! Its basic and very easy to use, but really effective. You set the timer for 25 minutes of work and then have a 5 minute break.
+ Revive old post plugin. This is a plugin for WordPress users, if you haven’t got the time or can’t be bothered to schedule a ton of old content tweets, this plugin does it for you!
Blog designs and themes.
+ Theme Forest. Has tons of great themes available for WordPress users.
+ Etsy. There are lots of beautiful blog designs, headers and themes available for WordPress and Blogger users on Etsy!
+ Studiopress. Also offer beautiful themes and designs for WordPress users.
+ A tripod. You can buy one for around £15.00 of Amazon, much easier than trying to balance your camera on a pile of books or god knows what!
+ Stickyback. I bought adhesive marble print stickyback to switch up my backgrounds a little! You can get it in many prints such as wood, cute floral designs or tiles, whatever you fancy really!
+ Remote. You can buy one on eBay or Amazon for around £5.00 so handy for taking outfit photos or flat-lays! Much easier than trying to use the self-timer button!
I hope these free blogging tools and resources will help you if you’re a blogger, old or new! If you have something you think I should add such as an app or a desktop programme that you love and use then please let me know in the comments.