Tools to help you grow your blog & increase productivity


increase blog productivity

The blogging world is ever changing and sometimes it can feel as though you will never keep up. Thankfully there are some great tools which should help you grow your blog and increase your productivity. Feel free to share your tips and we will add them to the list.


Hoostsuite allows you to manage your social media in one place. You can schedule content such as tweets, Facebook posts and if you happen to have several different social profiles this can be a great ‘one stop’ tool which you won’t have to log out and in for every profile. It also covers social media profiles for your Instagram, Linkedin, Google +and YouTube accounts.

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Bitly is great for shortening your links for Twitter or any other social media posts, it also makes a ‘tidy’ link. Plus Bitly is great for tracking how many clicks a link has had.


Pinterest can be a huge source of traffic but not everyone has time to sit there pinning posts all day. Tailwind allows you to schedule content, multi-board pin and bulk upload, all maximising your reach. It also measures progress over time to help create recommended content and improve exposure.

Royalty Free Images

Whilst most food bloggers rely on their own photos for content there are occasions when something a little different is required, and buying stock photos can be a huge expense. But, there are some amazing sites where you can get fantastic royalty free images, many of which can be used without attribution!


Dropbox is a cloud storage tool and will help you organise your files and photos in one place which can be accessed from your different devices wherever you are. It is also a good idea to have a back up of your precious work if, worst case scenario, your computer breaks!

YouTube Capture

You probably won’t be blogging recipes ‘on the go’ however if you are travelling, YouTube Capture is a great little app to record, edit and upload content to YouTube

Photo Editing

You don’t need to spend £££’s on photo editing software to create fabulous images and original graphic content for your blog. The best two free tools around are –

You can do basic photo edits plus add texts, create watermarks, printables and more.

Do you have any tools to add? What works for you, we would love to know.

Image [Kamboompics]


Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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