The essential blogging tools…

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I’ve been blogging consistently for almost two years now and boy have I learnt a lot during that time. I’ve learnt about marketing, the importance of blog interaction and the need for an organisation schedule, especially if you have blog based ambitions. And still I learn something new everyday.

I try and blog every day of the week (sometimes the weekends are forgotten) and I never imagined how much work it could be. I don’t think some people appreciate how much thought and time people put in to their little space on the internet. Yet with this hard work comes great results and I love blogging more than I ever knew I would, but you definitely get back what you put in.

I’m not going to sit here and write about ALL the lessons I’ve learnt, I kinda feel that you have to stumble upon many techniques yourself. However one thing I’ve realised is that there are certain items, tools, that make your blogging an easier and more enjoyable experience!

  • Blue tack. So your probably thinking that I’m having a funny five minutes and your tempted to click off this page but let me explain my reasoning. We beauty bloggers love a good picture and when reviewing products it is essential that we get the product in the right place and at the right angle. Yet as if deliberately conspiring against us, many products come in the dreaded “tube” shaped packaging. These pesky little bad boys are guaranteed to ruin your photo set up, drunkenly rolling around and destroying your planned unplanned set up. Blue tack is the answer to all your problems, one tiny cleverly concealed dot can go a long way.
  • Social media. I guess this one is self explanatory but social media is essential for promoting, maintaining and growing your blog. It doesn’t matter how good your design, picture or content is if your not using various platforms to share it. Hand in hand with this I would argue that it’s important to have some sort of smart phone or tablet, to keep active and present while on the move. Admittedly this isn’t essential but it is defiantly useful and a tip I would emphasise.
  • Diary or planner. This is my most used blogging tool and I honestly don’t know where I would be without it. I tend to roughly draft my post schedule at least a week before but some posts (such as national holidays) are planned about a month in advance. It has taken me a long time to find the perfect planner set up for me but I finally feel that I have and I think my blogging schedule is showing that. I am currently using the Erin Condren life planner which has been working really well for me. I have a separate planner for my work/personal life and the Condren is therefore reserved solely for blogging purposes.

What tools do you recommend?

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13 Comments

  • Reply mrsbubbins January 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I love your blogs. And i love you! Thank you so so so much for the box of goodies i was so surprised. Xxxx

    • Reply Kay Page January 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Thank you, most welcome, hope you enjoy xxx

  • Reply BeautyAndThePrince (@Lisasbeauties) January 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I literally sit here with 4 notebooks all for different things, a pencil case filled with highlighters and pens and my laptop , then of course I have a box of products and items that may need reviewing if thats the theme for the day x

    • Reply Kay Page January 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      I haver recently been trying to only use the one notepad but I have like six for different things lol. Thanks for commenting xx

  • Reply Alice Young January 12, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I reeeaalllyyy need to get my hands on a planner for my blog – I bet they are sooo helpful

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Reply Kay Page January 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      They really make all the difference xx

  • Reply skinnedcartree January 12, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Haha! I never thought of blue tack! There’s nothing worse when a product won’t stay in place or keeps falling over.

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

    • Reply Kay Page January 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Really isn’t. Glad i could help :).

      Kay xx

  • Reply Ama Poku January 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Those are really great tips, I started also started blogging almost two years ago! And I really, really need to get myself a planner!
    xx Ama

    http://phuckitfashion.blogspot.de

    • Reply Kay Page January 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I recommend the Erin Condren life planner, it’s so good! xxx

  • Reply natachahelena January 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I feel you about the blue-tack aha I personnally had problems with my mascaras. You can also use rolled tape. Great articles x

    • Reply Kay Page January 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you 🙂 xxx

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