Anything that saves me time/money is the best and I feel so accomplished and not worn out by the end of the day. Disclaimer: these blogging hacks make you feel powerful, but with great power comes great responsibility.
1. Write some drafts to pull out when you don’t feel like writing
Or when you forget to write a post like me right now… drafts are my saving grace when I don’t feel like writing. I usually leave the tags, snippet, and links undone so I can complete a post the night before it goes live. Leaving it unfinished allows me to re-read the post, insert updated links and make sure everything is timely.
2. Stock photos can be the absolute best
Okay, so my IG feed is a mix of stock photos and images taken by me. Stock photos are not only pretty. specific ones make my feed ‘flow’ together. The hardest part is not posting the photos that won’t work with your theme, but are still drool worthy.
~*BoNuS PoSt*~ Lessons learned while growing my Instagram
3. Utilize IFTTT
One thing I that annoys me is posting a picture to IG, having it pushed to Twitter then it showing up as a link-not a native photo. I don’t know why, but it just irks me. Connecting IG to Twitter allows all the photos I post to be a ‘native’ Twitter photo, meaning that you’ll see the photo on your timeline as if you posted it on Twitter.
4. Get the plugin Revive Old Post
If you follow me on Twitter (excuse me for not being very active) you’ll see that that most to all the tweets contain a blog post link. Revive Old Post lets you customize the interval of time to post tweets, what to say with those tweets and how many go out on that day. This is probably the reason I don’t schedule tweets.
5. Having a Pinterest scheduler is key
I don’t need to remind you how important Pinterest is for blog growth (read this for Pinning tips) and Boardbooster is my absolute favorite. I think Tailwind is good too, but I use Boardbooster <— that’s a referral link for you (and for me!) so go for BB.
6. Be organized
Probably my #1 tip for blogging! Keep a list of blogging ideas, have an editorial calendar, file expenses (in and out) and to-do lists will keep you sane.
What blogging hacks do you recommend?