The work that goes into blogging can easily take up an entire day. But in my opinion, it’s best to work smarter and not harder. Keep reading to see my absolutely free resources to make blogging easier.
To create one blog post, there are pictures to be taken and edited. Then there is the work of writing and editing the post. But after the post goes live, there’s the added work of promoting and interacting on social media. But it doesn’t have to take up your entire day if you have the resources on your side to make things easier.
Blog Post Resources
Free Stock Photos
If you don’t have the time to take photos for your blog post, I recommend using stock photos. I have rounded up some of the best free stock photos for your blog that are not only gorgeous but definitely not cheesy.
If you are looking for free templates for your social media graphics, sign up for Creative Market. Each Monday, six freebies will be sent your inbox. Lately, I have found some great FREE graphics and templates to use on my blog.
If you haven’t found a template you love for your blog graphics, you can make your own on Canva. After signing up for Canva, head to their design area to find thousands of templates that are perfectly sized for Pinterest, Instagram, and more!
If Canva isn’t your thing, that’s okay! There are other websites that can help you create stunning graphics. I have been resourcing from Desygner to create graphics for my YouTube channel.
Got all of your creative juices flowing but still don’t know what to write about that day? I have a list of 50 blog post ideas for when you are in a rut.
Social Media Resources
With Buffer’s free plan, you are able to schedule up to 10 social media posts. I like to use Buffer if I am working on a blog campaign with a brand. I can stagger out the social media posts and keep track of the hashtags and content in one place.
With HootSuite’s free plan, you are able to schedule up to 30 social media posts. Combine this with Buffer and you can have 40 scheduled posts each month for free!
If you are tired of having your Instagram shares to Twitter as a link, I have your fix! Use IFTTT to tweet your Instagrams as a native photo using this recipe.
UNUM is an iPhone app that allows you to plan out your Instagram feed. Their visual planner will show you how your feed will look when you add photos. It’s great to see how each photo will look like next to each other!
If you have a long link that you would like shortened or customized, Bit.ly will be your new best friend.
If you have a free resource that helps you with blogging and social media, I would love to hear it! Share below in the comments.