5 Tools I Can't Blog Without

Last week, I shared with you 5 tools that I can't write without.

This week, I'm going to share with you 5 tools that I can't BLOG without! If you're a blogger, I'm sure you'll be able to relate to many of these! Maybe you'll even find some that will be helpful for your own blog!

Let's go!


Canva.com is a free website where I create nearly all of my graphics. I use it every single week for my blog posts and email list. It takes a bit of time to learn, like all graphic sites, but for the most part, it's simple and easy!

For free, non-copyrighted photos, I use Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay. Unsplash is my primary go-to website for free, high-quality photos, but the other sites have nice photos as well.


I shared this one in last week's post, but it's seriously SO helpful!

Google Docs has a sharing feature that you can use when you want to ask someone to make suggestions on the document for you. While I haven't used this for blog posts yet, it's super nice knowing it's an available option in case I want to use it.

I have used Google Docs when opening for guest posters, though. It's convenient to just hand people a Google Doc with all of your guest-posting guidelines.


Even though I am a grammar nerd, sometimes there are spelling and grammar mistakes in my blog posts.

So I run each post through Grammarly (the free version), and it has helped catch several errors!

If you struggle with grammar, be sure to check out Grammarly and my grammar blogging series!


I use Mailchimp for my email list, and it sends out my blog posts to my readers! It helps me engage better with my readers and give them higher-quality emails than an automatic email provider would give them.

I use Mailchimp's free version, which suits my current needs wonderfully! I can send out one automatic email for everyone who signs up for my email list—including a FREE character and story template to all of my subscribers! (If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here!)


Blogger, of course, is a must for me. I use it for all of my blog posts and keeping track of stats and comments. It has an easy set-up, doesn't cost anything, and has no ads. (But I got my own domain name from Google Domains, which has a low yearly cost.)

If you have a Blogger blog and would like to update it and make it look more professional, check out my post How To Make Your Blogger Blog Look PROFESSIONAL Without Spending A Ton Of Money.

So there you go! Those are 5 tools I can't blog without!
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Are you a blogger? Do you use any of these tools for blogging? Which ones are your favorites?



  1. Oooh, I also use blogger! And I agree that google docs and mail chimp are so helpful, I'll have to check out Canva too!
    Thanks, Julia!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this, Malaya! Canva is super helpful! :D

  2. I love Canva!!!! And Grammarly is well worth the money, especially if they are having a sale! My other resources for blogging are Pixabay, MailChimp, and Microsoft Word!

    1. I've considered upgrading with Grammarly when they've had sales, but I just never had. I'm a grammar geek, so the free version works well for me and what I need. Those are great resources, Ryana Lynn!

  3. Those are great tools! My favorite tool to use for my blog posts is Grammarly (which you mentioned, too!). Knowing what I need to fix to make sure everything is correct grammatically just makes it all the more better, especially since my posts are for the public to see.

    1. Yes, definitely! Grammar is super important, and Grammarly is super helpful. Glad you enjoyed this, Heaven!

  4. I love this! I also use Canva for all of my graphics and MailChimp for my emails. Great post!!


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