I know in blogging, taking programs, applications, widgets, etc. for granted is easy to do. I know with me, my main focus is getting the task at hand completed. Whether it be wrapping up a post, running an analytical report, rolling out a blog hop, setting up ad spots, creating a giveaway, updating my blog design, etc., the most important thing is to get it done in a timely fashion ‘cause, let’s face it, there’s always more to do! Today, I’d like to take a step back, take a breather, and remember the tools I currently use that help me tremendously with the various aspects of blogging. Sometimes I have to remind myself that these tools are what makes it all come together; what makes me be able to present to you Cropped Stories!
Just when I think I don’t have a topic to blog about, it hits me like a ton of bricks. Just because I know of the existence of these blogging tools doesn’t mean everyone does. And why shouldn’t you know about them? If it’s going to make your life easier, than I’m going to share them with you!
BLOG TOOLS TO CONSIDER
Wufoo: “The Online Form Builder”
Google Drive: Just go to Create/Form and choose from a variety of templates
widgetbox (Form Pro): “Easily create and share a customizable form widget”
MailChimp: “design and send email marketing campaigns”. Great for creating newsletters!
2. Link ups
inlinkz: “easily create and manage link-ups”
Polldaddy: Online survey software
SurveyMonkey: Create a survey and share via a link or display it in a pop up window
Poll Code: “Create and customize your own poll”
widgetbox (Poll Creator Pro): Create a poll widget
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Sverve: “Monetize your influencers by promoting the brands you like”
SocialSpark: “connects Advertisers and Publishers to create sponsored blog posts”
CLIP ART/PHOTOS/DIGITAL TEMPLATES:
Photobucket: Upload/download, edit, and share photos and graphics
Flickr: Upload photos, organize, and share via links or with html code
The Coffeeshop Blog: A great resource for anything digital like photo templates, frames, clip art, graphics, textures, photo actions, and more
My Freebies Page: Another great resource for photo templates, frames, borders, printables, and more
Did I cover everything? Not even close, but it’s a good start! Hope you find this post helpful and if you know of additional blog tools that weren’t included on my list, feel free to drop me a comment and fill me in!
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