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4 Websites That Bloggers Should Know About!

I’ve been blogging for a few years now. My journey has been full of ups and downs. Overall, it has been an amazing time. I’ve learned more about websites than I could have ever imagined. If you have your own business it would be to your advantage to have a blog. Blogging isn’t for everyone though. People typically know after 6 months if it is for them or not. If blogging is for you, I’ve found 4 websites that will help your experience be a little better.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a website that allows you to edit photos. You can do several things with PicMonkey such as creating Facebook cover photos, collages and much more.  You can also add different filters to your photos as well as re-size them. If you’re a blogger you should check this site out.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is flat out amazing. It is a social media management website. You can view several social media accounts in one location. It is free for your first 3 accounts. Another great thing about Hootsuite is that you can schedule when your articles post on your social media accounts. I have been using Hootsuite for over a year. It has saved me so much time. I’m sure it will do the same for you.

AllTheFreeStock

If you don’t have the time to create your own images for your blog posts then AllTheFreeStock is the site you should check out. AllTheFreeStock has one of the largest collections of free images, free videos and free music online. I’ve been using it for the last couple years.

Infogram

Infogram allows you to create infographics and online charts. Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

Do any of y’all use any of these sites? What other sites should bloggers know about?

 

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Jason Butler is the creator of The Butler Journal, a website where he educates people about college information, debt reduction and travel. He saw that there weren’t many sites out there like his, that were targeted towards young urban professionals. He wanted to make sure that the younger generation didn’t make some of the same mistakes he did. Jason was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Savannah State University. He is currently in the process of eliminating over $70,000 worth of debt. Make sure you follow his journey.

4 Comments

  1. June 18, 2015 at 6:30 am — Reply

    I disagree about one thing. Blogging should be for EVERYBODY who has a business, or is active in a business. Simple things, with a few images now and then.

    Simply a little info about a new product or service. A testimonial from a happy client. A small piece (200-600 words) on who you are and why you are in the business. A thought for the day. (be careful to keep it positive and not to offend or eliminate any potential customers. Occasionally, ask the read for ideas or comments on something you are doing or thinking about doing. Hook up with other like minded folks and trade guest posts. it does not have to be a masterpiece. and if you blog at least once per week, you will create a social media presence, especially if every time you blog, you post a link to twitter, facebook, linkedin, and any other media you happen to be active on. You DO NOT have to be a “writer”. It is best if you compose somewhere like in Word or anywhere where there is a good spellcheck. it is not a disaster if there is an occasional typo, it is a blog, not a doctorial dissertation, but try to get it right, at least most of the time. That’s it. and there are a hundred place to set up a free blog (and website), I use wordpress. I built this for zero dollars! it took me a day to get it up and I have probably spent another couple of days in total adding and modifying. It is not our company’s regular website. That we pay thousands of dollars for, but it is a handy technical site for contractors and architects. I am not expecting anyone here to need it, but it shows what you can do. I am not a web designer, but will be glad to offer any tips if anyone needs a “little hand holding” to get started.

  2. June 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    Jason, thanks for these resources! I hadn’t heard of any of these, and I’ve been blogging (consistently) for over a year and a half. I will definitely be checking them out.

    As far as other sites, Mailchimp (mailchimp.com) is one that I use that I feel would be helpful to other bloggers. It’s popular, but for those who don’t know, it is an e-mail service. It’s pretty versatile, and is free up to 2000 subscribers. You can time when e-mails are sent out, create several different e-mail lists, and so much more.

    • June 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm — Reply

      Oops…just realized I accidentally mispelled my name the first time I replied. Typing too fast, lol.

    • Jason B
      June 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm — Reply

      No problem. I actually use mailchimp. I love their service. I haven’t had any problems with them.

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