Best Blogging Tools and Guides [Extra Chapter]

Best blogging tools

πŸ“ˆ Analyze and optimize:
πŸ–Š Write:
  • Quora – great place to get new ideas for blog posts
  • iA Writer – write in a distraction free environment
  • Bear app – write in a distraction free environment – an alternative approach
  • Desktop app for WordPress – Calypso – another alternative to the above
  • Grammarly – to proofread your writing
πŸ“Ί Promote:
  • SendinBlue or MailChimp or Convert Kit – best blogging tools to launch your email newsletter
  • influence.co – to find influencers in your niche
  • Sumo – a suite of marketing tools for your site
  • Buffer – schedule your social media posts and promote your blog
  • CoSchedule – your marketing schedule in one place (blog posts, social media updates and more, scheduled from one place)
🎨 Graphics:
πŸ”¨ Other:
  • Trello – organize your blog post ideas in a neat way
  • Fiverr – hire freelancers to help you work on your site, $5 at a time; here’s how
  • Toggl – track your time (as you work on your blog)
  • Evernote – the ultimate note-taking app
  • Focus Planner – to help you work more effectively; example sheet from Focus Planner’s collection:

Best blogging tools: Focus Planner

On finding a blog topic

On picking the right host for your blog

πŸ–₯Β Our top recommended hosts:
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On blog design and visuals

On SEO and blog promotion

Email marketing

Monetization

WordPress extras

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