When I started blogging back in April 2014 I had no idea of how the other bloggers did their “job”. As the time passed I found 5 websites that I use all the time to make my blog looks better and to give my readers the best experience. I find them very useful so why don’t you try them out and see by yourself.
- Morguefile.com – Free Photo Directory
As a blogger I often struggle to find the perfect photos for posts I write. When I write about something other than destination I wonder for hours and hours where to find a nice photo that I can use for free without violating intellectual property rights.
I found this great website Morguefile.com where you can take any photo you like without paying anything. The website contains pictures freely contributed by many photographers, artist and ordinary people. Their purpose is to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site. Of course you can’t claim ownership of the photo and you may need to provide the photographer’s name.
This is what the websites says when you open a photo: You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit the work and to adapt the work. Attribution is not required. You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner.
- Canva.com – Creative collage maker
Canva helps you create amazing, attention drawing pictures with titles. It has countless template ideas and with just 2 clicks of the mouse you will end up creating spectacular image for your next blog post.
Canva has all kinds of templates – for Facebook Covers, Facebook Posts, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Email headers, Posters, Photo collages, and many more. It’s fun and creative! At the beginning you may find it hard but when you get used to it you’ll love it.
- Peek.usertesting.com – Testing your website
Through Peek you will get a fresh look at your blog. When you submit your website you wait around 2 hours to get a video back of a real person using your site or app for 5 minutes.
They cover the speed, clearness, design and the overall user experience and first impressions. The video helps you develop your blog and see what people like and dislike about it. I like it because it’s completely free and it’s really fast!
- Tweetdeck – Schedule Tweets
Twitter is “the fastest” social network. The information flows like water and you have to catch up with the speed. I read that posting 3 to 5 times a day on Twitter is perfect. But I can’t sit on the computer all day so I’m using Tweetdeck which I find very useful for scheduling tweets. It’s super easy and fast. Check it out!
- Portent Title Maker – Endless source of title ideas
This site I found recently and it’s pretty fun and amazing. Portent Title Maker generates ideas for your next blog posts.
Let’s say you want to write about “London”. You simply type “London” and it starts generating creative title ideas. These are some of them: Why London is hotter than Jeniffer Lawrence, It did what? 20 secrets about London, 8 Ways London is completely overrated, and so on. You get the idea. It gives you not only creative but attractive titles that will definitely drag readers’ attention. You should try it!
What kind of websites do you use as a blogger on a daily basis?