6 online tools you need when starting a blog

If you’ve got your own blog or are thinking of starting one, then there is a wealth of tools out there to make the whole experience of running a blog that little bit easier. 

When it comes to managing the content or social media, checking your stats or reaching out to readers, there are so many tools you can use. We’ve picked 6 free online resources that we love, and that will help to launch your blog.

1. Trello

Trello allows you to keep on top of your content by providing boards that act as editorial calendars. When you have an idea, or want to remind yourself to write something in the future, you can add it to the calendar. If there are multiple writers working on the blog then this allows you to keep track of what everyone is contributing.

2. Hootsuite

Keep all your social media outlets in one place, schedule posts, send out content on multiple platforms at once, check stats, and much more all via Hootsuite. The social media management system is basically your guardian angel, and allows you to manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram all in one place.

3. Google Analytics

This is a great free tool for any blog than allows you to track your statistics. Check out where people are viewing your blog, how many, and the average time they spend on there. It gives you a wealth of information that will show you what content is and isn’t working well.

4. Scoop.it

A really handy search engine to have on side, Scoop.it allows you to search content seamlessly. It helps when looking for inspiration or to find trending topics to use as content.

5. AWeber Communications

This is a marketing tool for your blog that allows you to send out emails to new users to welcome them to the site or to let them know when new content is up. It makes reaching out to your readers a lot easier and also offers analytics about the emails you send out.

6. Evernote

Evernote is an easy tool for managing content. It lets you store everything you need in one place, whether it’s photos, files or websites. The best part of Evernote is the tagging system that allows you to pull up content easily and share it with other users.

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