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Top 10 Blog Content Tools

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Occasionally, I mention some of the new "toys" I've found online, usually free book or graphic design sites. Today's a "Top 10 Freebie," so I thought it would be a good chance to round up all the tools/sites/toys I regularly use to create content for the blog. :)


1. Google
Pictures, explanations, grammar questions, spellings, gifs, translations--Google has it all.


2. Goodreads
The go-to site for book covers, synopses, and reviews from other readers (for when I've forgotten a character's name and don't feel like digging through the book for it).


3. Riffle
Riffle is like Goodreads meets Pinterest. I still use Goodreads for almost all my book-keeping needs, but I love Riffle's list function and regularly use it for Top 10 Tuesday lists.

4. Memes
I only do two meme-list-things regularly (Top 10 Tuesday and Art It Up), though there are tons more out there. And don't forget the one-time meme hops--good for the occasional dash of silly, personal randomness, like I Mustache You Some Questions and Sisterhood of the World Bloggers.


5. Canva
I recently discovered Canva, a free graphic design site, which I've since used for everything from meme headers to business cards to BEA countdowns to TBR lists and pattern designs.


6. Pixlr
Pixlr is my free, online Photoshop knockoff. I've used it a lot less since it's text function mysteriously stopped working for me; but I still use it to prep or adjust a lot of images, especially before taking them to another program for finishing touches.


7. PicMonkey
Another free online program, this one's geared more toward photo touch-ups, but it still has some good tools and a few decent font choices.


8. Instagram
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a few pictures make their way from there to here. Instagram makes my cell photos pretty, filtered squares. No need to do the same work twice on update and art photos, right?


9. Twitter/Pinterest
Between Twitter and Pinterest, not only do I get lots of ideas for discussion posts, I also find lots of random cool things to share with you all on "Random Amusement" (which has been absent of late because I've been too busy sewing to be amused).


10. You guys!
Other bloggers and readers inspire me with ideas for posts (and to not be a lazy bum who only posts once a month). :)


That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which BEA is one week away. :)

12 comments :

  1. ooooh Riffle sounds fun :) I have not heard of that before!

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    1. They have two viewing options for lists and easy embedding script, so I use it for that a lot. :)

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  2. I have never heard of Riffle - I will definitely have to check it out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. I think Riffle missed the Goodreads scare bubble where everyone rushed to back up their info on other sites like BookLikes. I recommend trying out the list function. :)

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  3. I signed up for riffle, and then never used it, lol Will have to check Canva out!

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    1. I've done that with a bunch of sites, bookish and other. If they have a tool I like using, cool. If not, oh well. Hope you enjoy Canva! :)

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  4. What a great list! I signed up for Riffle, but never actually used it. Thanks for letting me know about Canva and Pirxlr, I'm alwasy looking for tips like this. Awesome list!

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    1. Thank you! I wound up ditching BookLikes and Literally, but Riffle managed to have one tool I like. I hope you enjoy Canva and Pixlr! :)

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  5. From the Witch Snitch (http://witchsnitch.blogspot.com/):

    I love you to pieces for putting up this post. I saved it as well as tweeted it! I have to go back to the sites you listed later today. <3

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    1. You're very welcome! I hope you find some of these sites useful! :)

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  6. This is GREAT. The one I haven't heard of is Riffle, so I'll be checking that out. You're so good at all the graphic design stuff, I need to start learning more!

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    1. Thank you! It's interesting that Riffle has flown under so many radars.

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