One of the keys to achieving success from fashion blogging is to post consistently, even during heavy event times like fashion week, meaning you haven’t always got the time to sit at your computer and prepare a post. The good news is that thanks to the many tools and apps out there, you can now blog on the go! Here’s a rundown of our 5 favourite fashion blogging tools.
1. WordPress for mobile – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8
We couldn’t start this list with any other tool than the WordPress mobile app. This app is an absolute essential for fashion bloggers, as it enables them to write posts, upload photos and manage comments on the go. It’s available for both iOS and Android and can be downloaded for free from the relevant app stores.
2. Google Analytics for mobile – http://www.google.co.uk/analytics/mobile/
Want to see how well your latest fashion blog post is performing? Download Google Analytics to your smartphone. This tool is great for viewing important blog analytics, such as page views and unique visits. You can also use it to see what people are searching for when they find your blog and which posts they engage with the most. It’s a must-have for managing your fashion blog on the go.
3. Hootsuite – http://www.hootsuite.com/Free-30-Day-Trial
In order to grow your fashion blog, you’ll need to maintain an active social media presence. Unfortunately, life can sometimes get in the way of this but the good news is that you can simply schedule your tweets and Facebook updates using a tool called Hootsuite. This social scheduling tool even has its own smartphone app, so you can manage social media updates for your fashion blog on the go. There’s a 30-day free trial with the link we’ve provided.
4. Afterlight – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/afterlight/id573116090
Whilst we’re on the topic of photographs, if you want to be able to create fashion blog worthy images on the go, you’ll need to download Afterlight on your smartphone or tablet. Afterlight is basically a mini version of Photoshop that allows you to carry out a number of simple but effective edits. You can do everything from brightening and sharpening your smartphone snaps to applying beautiful filters. It provides an easy way to make your blog images more eye-catching.
5. Dragon Dictation – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764
Wouldn’t it be great if you could record blog post ideas on the go, without having to whip out a notepad and paper? Well thanks to Dragon Dictation you can! This useful tool for smartphones allows you to dictate your blog post ideas (or even actual content), as well as things like tweets and Facebook updates to your smartphone. It records everything you say and keeps it safe for you to use at a later date. You’ll never forget those important fashion blog ideas ever again!
Got a favourite fashion blogging tool we’re missing? Feel free to comment below – we’d love to hear your recommendations for blogging on the go!