There are a few things that I can’t live without- and when I say live I mean blog. Because blog is life. Okay, but seriously here are the blogging tools I can’t blog without.


10 blogging tools I can't blog without

1. Google
Docs, forms, Gmail, GCal and Google itself-the list goes on and on.

2. Canva
I really like photoshop and it’s probably the safer bet, but for some odd reason photoshop and my computer HATE each other.

3. Illustrator
Another reason why photoshop hating my computer is weird is because it LOVES illustrator.

4. My phone
Such a clichΓ©, I know, but I tend to live on my phone. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook- I mean those are essential to blogging.

5. WordPress .ORG
Yes, it was a long journey, but I finally absconded and migrated to WordPress. Read about that here. I’ve seriously never been happier. Thanks to it’s built in SEO tools, helpful plugins and easy to use interface, I’m a happy gal.

6. A good environment
I was going to write a good desk and chair, but I have a laptop and now since the weather is nice again- I mainly work outside. What’s a good trick for when you can’t see the screen because of the sun?

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Sweet nectar of the gods. Seriously. Can’t do anything without it.

8. My dog
My sweet little Oreo has gotten multiple shout outs- but cuddling with him when I’m on a blogging break is soooo beneficial- for both of us.


9. My Nikon D5000
Sadly, my DSLR is getting a little obsolete now that I have my phone with me everywhere, but my Nikon is still one of my favorite tools.

10. My laptop
Have I mentioned that I practically live on my laptop? Of course I use it for work, but it’s houses all my photos, music and movies.

What blogging tools help you blog?

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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • mckenna bleu

    Ha I love that your dog is a tool! He is so cute!

  • Jenna Urben

    I recently started using Canva after exclusively using Photoshop for years, I love it!

  • Mary Duggan

    Environment is key! I’m always switching it up for maximum inspiration. But, coffee is the real MVP.

    Xo |

  • I love! I tell everyone about it and it’s my biggest suggestion for those starting to blog!

    • It probably is the best blogging platform.

  • Canva is a life saver! I love being able to blog at home with my kids and doggies. It really is a dream job! πŸ™‚

  • Hannah Stark

    Canva is seriously the best and I honestly can’t live without all the things that you listed above!

    xoxo, Hannah

  • I am hooked on using Canva. Such a time saver! I like how you mentioned your dog. I love being able to work with my kitties keeping me company and my parakeet singing happily in the background. And I second the with all its options (themes and plugs).

    • Haha I actually have a picture of my dog sitting on my laptop because I wasn’t I paying attention to him.

  • I love working outside too! If you find a way to see the screen better you have to share it with me!

    • That’s seriously my biggest problem lol.

  • Emily Alimusa

    Loved using canva before I learned adobe cc, easy and to the point! My dog is also one of my favorite companions to blog with πŸ™‚

  • coffee–me too, canva–only getting started, dog–on my wish list (:

    • If you have any questions with Canva let me know!

  • Kari Jonard

    Haha. My cats always try to push the laptop off my lap when I get it out.

  • These are awesome blogging tools! I always need Google’s tools and Canva.

    • Google tools are seriously the best.

  • I love that your dog gets a shoutout. All the yaaaaas to dog mom life πŸ™‚

    • YES! He’s my fur baby fo sho haha.

  • Lily

    These are amazing tools! I especially love the pup πŸ™‚

  • Coffee! hahaha!! love it! agree with the good environment piece too!

  • Sharon Glascoe

    I agree with all these tools! I would also add Pinterest. My blog would not have the views that it does without it!

  • thesofieyahdiaries

    I’ve been thinking about Illustrator.. what do you use it for? Is it worth the money?

    • I looooove making graphics and logos! I’m an amateur graphic designer lol. It’s worth it for me because I use it all the time.

  • LOL Except for #8 this is almost my same ‘must-have’ list! I love it!

  • I really need to buy Illustrator – I’ve heard so many great things about the program!

  • Sherry Keezer

    I’m right there with you on Canva. It’s my absolute favorite tool!

  • Bea Alvarado

    Having a great space is definitely one of the most important things to me! Helps me stay creative!

  • Canva is the best – it makes creating images so easy!

  • Greta Hollar

    Love how you included your dog! My pup is my favorite ’employee’ and love hanging out with her during the day.

    Greta |

    • Haha I never thought of him that way!

  • Amy

    I need to check out Illustrator! And also, I’ve been debating on whether I should switch to WordPress or not!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Looove Illustrator! And I think it’s worth it!

  • Elly Leavitt

    haha yes coffee is sooooo important!

  • Chelsea

    Yes! I absolutely agree! All of these are must-haves! I’m headed for my coffee now! haha!

  • Brittany Daoud

    Yes yes yes to coffee!! I feel ya girl!

    • Can’t do anything without it haha

  • Victoria Stacey

    So with you on the Illustrator note! I’m obsessed.

  • Speaking of coffee, I need another cup ASAP!! A total blogging must!

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  • I LOVE Canva! Design stresses me out, but using Canva has helped me to dread it less and less πŸ™‚

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Great list! I would add Picmonkey to mine! You have the cutest little dog!