When you’re taking the time to work on a blog, whether for fun or to make money, you need to make the most of the time you have – especially when you’re a mom!
Sure, having a blog can be as simple as writing and posting articles to share with the world. But if you’re serious about gaining an audience and even monetizing your blog, you need to get organized.
The following is a list of useful mom blog tools you should definitely be using:
1. Google Drive
Google Drive is a service provided by Google that allows you to access files from multiple devices. It offers a wide range of programs, from word processors to spreadsheets.
Basically, if you can find it in Microsoft Office, Google Drive has it!
You can also upload images and files to keep everything in one place.
Google Docs is perfect for writing your blog content while you’re at your computer or jotting down notes from your phone when inspiration strikes.
Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program where you can organize your blog post schedule by adding in post ideas and the date you would like them posted.
You need a Google account to access Google Drive, but it’s definitely worth it!
If you plan on sharing your blog content on social media sites, you need Buffer!
Buffer will help you schedule your posts, so you don’t have to post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram daily, saving you tons of time.
You can schedule posts, images, links, and other content and set up your own posting schedule.
But Buffer will also provide an optimized posting schedule to follow.
Keep in mind that the free version of Buffer only allows you to schedule 10 posts at a time per social media channel. You can set up your schedule, so you only have to use Buffer once a week.
If you are using Pinterest to market your blog’s content, Tailwind makes pinning super easy!
This is a paid service (the free one is very limited), but it allows you to automate your pinning schedule, pinning your posts to your Pinterest boards.
Pinterest loves fresh and consistent content, but sitting down daily to pin can be annoying and time-consuming.
Tailwind also has a feature called “Smart Scheduling” that sets your schedule up, so you’re pinning at peak times to increase impressions and clicks.
You can also set up “Smart Loops” that automatically pin content you specify without having to continuously add it to your Tailwind schedule.
Lastly, you can join Tribes in your niche where fellow tribe members share each other’s content.
When you’re creating images for your post, such as featured images and Pinterest images, you need a graphics program that is easy and quick to use.
Canva has an amazingly user-friendly interface that allows you to create a wide range of graphics by dragging and dropping elements.
The hidden grids allow you to position your images perfectly, and their library is full of photos, graphics, and fonts that you can use.
Oh, and check out their many, many ready-made templates, especially when it comes to designing your Pinterest pin images!
You can have amazing writing skills, but you’ll still make mistakes as you type – especially if you type quickly!
Grammarly is a plugin you can add to your browser or word-processing program that will catch spelling and grammar errors in real-time, allowing you to edit as you write.
It will also help you polish your sentence structure!
Grammarly is a great way to ensure your posts are properly written, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about spelling and grammar along the way!
6. Blog Title Generator
Tweak Your Biz’s blog title generator is a great way to come up with eye-catching headings for your amazing content!
All you need to do is type in the topic of your blog article, and TYB will give you title ideas in multiple categories, including “lists,” “how to,” and “best.”
For instance, if I type in “mom blogs,” I get these suggestions:
- My Life, My Job, My Career: How 5 Simple Mom Blogs Helped Me Succeed
- The 5 Biggest Mom Blog Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid
- The Best Mom Blog Tips You Will Read This Year
- Best Mom Blog Android Apps
- How to Make a Fabulous Mom Blog on a Tight Budget
- I Don’t Want to Spend This Much Time on My Mom Blog. How About You?
- Wondering How to Make Your Mom Blog Rock? Read This!
- 5 Mom Blog Secrets You Never Knew
Pretty cool, right?
Todoist is an online task management app that allows you to create and organize to-do lists.
You can color code your tasks, track your progress, and share your lists.
This is a great tool for mom bloggers not only for organizing your blog tasks but for keeping track of your life as well!
You can create lists for all kinds of things and keep them all in one place, ticking off those you complete to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
When you’re trying to write an article for your blog, it’s easy to become distracted by random thoughts and unnecessary research.
Ommwriter is a tool that is designed to eliminate distractions while you write! It provides a focused view along with calming sounds to help keep you productive and boost your creativity.
Check out their newest version, called Gaia. Gaia uses nature-inspired sounds and backgrounds to help you concentrate when you’re writing.
When you have a mom blog, you probably have many different accounts (Google, Buffer, WordPress, Canva, etc.).
If you’re not comfortable using the same password for your accounts, keeping track of them can prove to be quite difficult!
You can use LastPass to securely save your passwords instead of relying on your browser to remember them (trust me, sometimes your browser will forget – not fun!).
Trello is an online organization tool that helps you keep track of different projects.
You can create different boards and assign tasks to each of them. For example, you can create a weekly board and assign your daily tasks to them.
Trello is visually appealing, so there’s a sense of satisfaction as you create boards and tasks and check them off as you complete them.
It’s definitely worth checking out!
Bonus: How to Keep Your Kids Busy So You Can Blog
Having the best mom blogger tools is a great way to work on your blog – but how can you do this when you’re busy entertaining your kids?
Here are some ways you can keep your kiddos busy while you work on your blog:
- Sensory bins and busy books
- Cardboard box and crayons
- DIY ball pit
- Scavenger hunt
- Pretend Play
- Dance parties
Click here for some more amazing ideas to keep your kids busy so you can work on your blog.
Rock Your Mom Blog!
There you go! These tools will help you stay organized and take your blog to new heights.
What tools do you love to use for your blog? Share them in the comments!