Blogging Toolbox: Top 10 Blogging Tools

Blogging Toolbox: Top 10 Blogging Tools

There are a plethora of blogging tools out there on the web all of which offer ways to help you blog and improve or organize your daily blogging routine, so many in fact you are often spoiled for choice.

Blogging Toolbox: Top 10 Blogging Tools

If you are a ProBlogger, you will certainly already have an online blogging toolkit that will help you with your daily blogging tasks. Otherwise, I’ve listed 10 of my favorite and most used blogging tools below that I just can’t live without.

All of these blogging tools that I use daily to some extent and without them I don’t know how I would survive!

10 blogging tools I can’t live without

1. Evernote: This has to be one of the best ways to keep your blog life organized. Evernote lets you take clippings from any website you visit, write notes, record audio, and more!

It’s a great way to keep your searches for your next post organized and in one place while browsing the net.

They have a free plan, so go ahead and check them out.

2. JustCloud: Cloud storage is all the rage these days and with the large number of companies offering their services, which one do you choose? I tried a few of them and after being bothered by other companies and losing data, I finally went with JustCloud. They offer unlimited cloud storage as well as an iPhone, iPad and Android app, which is perfect for me when I’m blogging away from my desk.

Oh, did I mention it’s FREE!

3. Google Reader: where would I be without my RSS reader. By not spending hours every day visiting my favorite blogs and websites, I have more time for more important things. The great thing about Google Reader is that there are plenty of third-party apps that allow you to use your Google Reader account so that you can take your feeds with you on your mobile or cross-platform to Linux or Mac.

4. Remember The Milk: A great way to keep your blog calendar organized and a great alternative to the editorial calendar. This app allows you to keep track of your blog life and alert you so that you won’t forget and push away that blog post you wanted to do.

Yes, it’s also free!

5. Polldaddy: Do you want to interact with visitors to your blog? What could be better than introducing a poll on your blog and interacting with your visitors, find out what they think and use this valuable information to your advantage.

Blogging Toolbox: Top 10 Blogging Tools

6. SEO Book Keyword Tool: Keyword research, yeah what little bit you are trying to avoid and procrastinate. Why not try SEO Book’s free keyword suggestion tool. It makes my life a bit easier and they have other great free tools that you can check out while you’re there.

7. Referral Email: If you don’t already use an email marketing service to manage your newsletters and email campaigns, why not use the referral email? They have great rates and features.

8. Disqus: I use this commenting software on all of my blogs and websites. It is extremely easy to set up and install and acts as a comments forum at the bottom of your posts. Easy login options make it easy for visitors to comment or rate your blog posts.

9. Graffiti RSS: Do you still manually post your blog posts to Twitter and Facebook? Well here’s another time saver! Once you have set up Graffiti RSS you are done, it will automatically post all your blog posts to your social page.

10. Infolinks: Why have I included Infolinks in my top 10 blogging tools? Quite simply because once set up, Infolinks monetizes my blog, no worries, no fuss! I just relax knowing that I am making money with my blog content. Did he mention this was my first Google AdSense alternative.

All of the above tools are FREE tools, yes free! So you have no excuse not to go try them out or sign up, do you?

I’m sure if you take just a handful of my recommended blogging tools, you’ll find that you have more free time for the things that matter most. Let me know how you are doing!

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