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 that make my blogging career a lot easier.
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1. Google
Docs, forms, Gmail, GCal and Google itself-the list goes on and on.

2. Illustrator
If you don’t know already, I LOOOVE to create graphics. I do love Photoshop and I can create stuff there, but Illustrator is like end game.

3. My phone
It’s the first thing I check in the morning. Hey Facebook, if you could come up with a ‘remove preview; option for mobile that would AWESOME.

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4. Pinterest
Admittedly,Β I don’t know Pinterest inside and out yet (if you know of a great training course that’s free and not time sensitive, LMK!). I’m not obsessed with it like I am with IG, but it is the #1 traffic source for my blog and I can’t blog without it.

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5. Facebook
My page isn’t a huge draw for me (like it if you haven’t already please! #tryingtogetto1000), but FB groups where I can get engagement are the best.

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

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7. 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.

8.Β 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.

9. Phonetic Eye ware glassesΒ 
Didcha catch this post? Pretty much explains how much how much I use and love them.

10. Spotify
And my headphones! Particular songs boost my mood, inspire me and prompt me to write. Only thing? Reputation isn’t on Spotify.

What blogging tools help you blog?

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  • 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 | easilyinspired-blog.com

  • I love wordpress.org! I tell everyone about it and it’s my biggest suggestion for those starting to blog!
    http://moosmusing.com

    • 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 wordpress.org 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™‚

    travelingthroughtulips.com

  • 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?

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/bullet-journal/why-i-switched-to-bullet-journaling

    • 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!
    http://thebbar.org/

  • 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 | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • 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!

    xoxo,

    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!

    Coming Up Roses

  • 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!

    logancan.com

  • I agree with my dog! They are so inspirational!

    http://www.repressingthecrazy.com

    • Haha yes! Mine is more of a cuddle buddy and makeshift footstool lol.

  • Hehe, I like how you included your dog! I find that my pets are more of a distraction when blogging πŸ˜€ I need to get better with Pinterest!

  • Nicole Green

    I swear by Canva so that I can make graphics for Pinterest and my IG story too!

  • Miss ALK

    I adore Spotify!! I have premium and it is the best. And what would we do without Google? πŸ˜‰

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • I’m thinking about that haha. Google is the best!

  • COFFEE! thats my mood today! and productivity is brought to you by haha

    • Lol it’s a multiple cup day for me!!

  • I’ve been looking to learn more about the power of pinterest and how to build a good strategy for it too. Your list is on-point!!

    xxx,
    Mary

    • I really need to learn more about it! Thank you!

  • Coffee is life and google calender lol!

  • Kate

    I do have to say that these are all pretty awesome tools! My top three for myself are coffee, Google and Spotify!

  • Google tools are essential for me and also Trello + Asana haha.

  • Pinterest is my fave! It’s definitely changed my blogging game, but also my life in general. It’s awesome. I was so bummed when reputation wasn’t put on Spotify. I pre-ordered an album, but it still hasn’t gotten here, so I ended up going to Target and getting one, so I’ve been jammin’. You’re going to love it when you give it a listen!

    • I’m thinking of giving in and getting the whole thing haha.

  • I don’t know what I would do without my phone! Lol. Facebook groups is the only reason I still use it haha

  • Google is a MUST for me! And I love having my dog around too!

    -Carine |www.rinnyandbean.com

    • Since it’s freezing in the morning now, he’s always sitting on my laptop haha.

  • LOVE google! Also Pinterest is pretty much my favorite ever! Love this!

  • Marissa Pedersen

    I agree with all of these, especially coffee!

  • These are all amazing tools. I think my phone is the most necessary for me. That’s what I take all of the photos on. I also film and edit videos on it. My laptop is second because it’s easier to write my posts on it.
    Xojohnnielynn

    • I take most of my photos on my phone also!

  • I love, love Pinterest…I would love to find a course or something that would teach me more about it though.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Haha I do too! I need to take a course when I have more time.

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    It’s not super popular, but I create all of my graphics on PowerPoint, if you can believe it! I’ve been using it for years & so far, it does all the things I want to be able to do (remove backgrounds of stock photos, etc.) It’s a must-have for me πŸ™‚ Also my planner is totally an essential blogging tool to keep me on track and ahead in my posting game πŸ™‚

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    • Powerpoint?! I’ve honestly never heard of that! That’s so cool.