As a blogger, it's always nice to have a list of go-to websites that help make blogging a little easier. During my years as a blogger, I've come across a lot of sites that have assisted me in becoming a better and more productive blogger.
In this post, I want to share with you six useful websites for bloggers. I hope this resource can also help you in becoming a better blogger.
Let's get on with the list.
Helpful Websites That Every Blogger Should Know About
There are a lot of tools available out there for social media scheduling. However, these tools are typically only available for Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn sharing.
If you like to pin to Pinterest, there aren't as many options available for scheduling your pins.
I don't spend much time on Twitter or Facebook. Most of my energy is focused on Pinterest.
When it comes to scheduling my pins, Tailwind is fantastic.
While there is a free option available, once I tested out Tailwind, I was happy to upgrade my account.
Using Tailwind has hands down been one of the best things I've done for my Pinterest account.
Tailwind not only allows you to schedule pins, but they also provide analytics for your pins.
On top of that, they have a really cool feature that tells you the best times to pin for the highest engagement.
As a professional blog designer, I'm pretty obsessed with Adobe Photoshop. However, I realize that this software isn't for everyone.
For those who aren't ready to invest in something like Photoshop, or are looking for something a bit more user-friendly, PicMonkey is a great option.
PicMonkey allows you to edit photos and create graphics for free.
There's also an affordable paid option that offers advanced editing tools, premium fonts, no ads, and more.
Here's a graphic I created using PicMonkey:
Pexels is a free stock photography website.
It wasn't until last year that I learned about this site (thanks to a reader), and I'm so glad I did.
I absolutely love Pexels. It's the only website I use when I need free stock images for my blog posts.
I think this could actually be one of the most useful websites for bloggers. Especially in a time where visuals are a must for your blog content.
Images on Pexels are free for personal and commercial use. They can be modified, distributed, and do not require attribution.
If you're looking for more websites that offer free images, check out my post Where to Find Free Images for Your Blog.
Wordmark.it allows you to preview all of the fonts on your computer.
All you have to do is visit Wordmark.it and type your word or phrase into the box.
Wordmark.it helps you choose your desired font by previewing your word or phrase with the fonts installed on your computer.
Before Wordmark.it, I would spend what felt like forever in Photoshop previewing each of my fonts one by one, hoping to find the perfect font for my text.
With Wordmark.it, the process is so much faster.
To learn more about Wordmark.it, be sure to read my post How to Preview The Fonts on Your Computer.
In my early days as a designer, I didn't have a lot of money to put into my business. I needed attractive fonts for my graphic designs, but purchasing fonts just wasn't in my budget.
You can't imagine how happy I was to discover DaFont.
DaFont offers free downloadable fonts and in my opinion, is the holy grail website for free fonts.
When downloading fonts from DaFont, keep in mind that not all fonts can be used for commercial purposes.
After you've downloaded a font, be sure to view the ReadMe file to view the font licensing info.
Want to see what DaFont has to offer? Check out my post 10 Free and Beautiful Fonts. Nearly every one of those fonts was downloaded from DaFont.
6. Digg Reader (closed)
Digg Reader is a free and easy to use RSS and feed reader.
With Digg Reader, I'm able to keep up with all of my favorite blogs in a simple and organized fashion.
If you're looking for a way to keep up with your favorite blogs, I highly recommend giving Digg Reader a try.
I hope you found these six websites useful. I know this list doesn't even scratch the surface of all of the helpful sites available to bloggers.
If you have a go-to website that has been a great help to you as a blogger, please share it below:
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