Writing, writing, writing… photography… editing… publishing… promoting…
Blogging can be a lot of work.
With right tools and apps, it can be more organized and faster. I use a lot of apps, I like to test new apps, but here are 5 of my favorites one and how I use them to keep my blogging routine running smoothly.
Meistertask: For task
Nothing new here. 🙂 If you follow my blog, you probably know I like Meistertask and use it to track all my blog post ideas. I organized them by themes so I can easily check it when planning new blog posts. I also use it to track all my task for a specific blog post.
Google Calendar: For planning blog post, monthly blog to do
For planning my blog post I use Google Calendar and printable version (more about printable). I like to plan my blog post in Google Calendar because I can simply rearrange post, or change them for some other themes. I also like to have access to my calendar on the way and when I am not next to my printable one.
Google Drive: For writing, sharing + editing files
I write all my post in Google Docs. In Google Drive I have a folder “Blog” and for every blog post sub-folder. In this folder I store Google Docs with blog post text and images I would like to add, I also add everything else in this subfolder (freebies, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator files…). Why Google Drive? Because I can then access from my other computer, phone… everywhere and anywhere 🙂
Photoshop: For photo editing
For editing photos, I always use Photoshop, for graphics I use Illustrator, for freebies I use InDesign. Yes, I love Adobe products 🙂 First I export photos from my camera and edit raw images and if needed edit theme even more. I save them from the web in a smaller size.
JPEGmini Pro: For image optimization
I prefer to optimize images before uploading them. For optimization, I use JPEGmini – definitely my favorite app for smaller images sizes. Before JPEGmini, I used ImageOptim – also a great app, but JPEGmini do a better job.
p.s. today I have also sent new template for planning blog post in August, if you don’t know what I talking about, you should check this post.