Blogging isn’t an easy venture. It requires a lot of time, work and sacrifice to be successful. There are however ways to make management of your blog easier and a bit less demanding and stressful.
With the help of certain tools and applications, you can save yourself a lot of time and energy when working on your blog.
In this article, I will show you some Google Chrome extensions I use to save time, energy and increase productivity on my blog.
With lots of things happening online and on social media, it is easy to lose focus on what you have planned to do. You end up procrastinating because you waste hours on Facebook and other websites instead of focusing on your work.
This is where Stay Focusd chrome extension comes in. Just as the name implies, it helps you stay focused. The tool allows you to add the websites you spend so much time on such as Facebook or YouTube and set a daily time limit for each site.
Stay Focusd will automatically block those sites when the time is up and prevent you from visiting them until the next day.
We all make grammatical errors unknowingly when we write our content. It is allowed to make grammatical mistakes especially when the English language is not your mother tongue but publishing your articles with grammatical errors isn’t allowed.
With Grammarly, you get to fix all those grammatical errors before hitting the publish button. You can even use Grammarly to check grammatical errors when writing emails and social media posts.
GOOGLE PUBLISHER TOOLBAR
Bloggers who monetize their blog with Google Adsense will love this extension. What this extension does is to give you a quick overview of your Adsense account and earnings on your website without logging in to your Adsense account.
It gives information about the ad size, name of advertiser and also allows you to block ads you don’t want directly from your website.
SAVE TO POCKET
I do a lot of research and sometimes the information and articles I come across can be really overwhelming. That was when I discovered Save to pocket.
With this extension, I get to save all the articles from my research to my pocket account and read them later. You can access your saved articles on any device.
I will be somewhat surprised if you don’t know about Buffer because it is one of the most popular free social media management tools.
Buffer helps you to share your posts across various social media platforms. You can also schedule your posts with the Buffer Chrome extension.
Finding broken links on your site can be a very tedious work. Link miner makes this very easy and simple. What this tool does is to check for broken links on your web page. The broken links are marked in red for easy identification.
Link miner can also be used to display the number of backlinks on a web page and also to display SEO metrics for Google search results.
EVERNOTE WEB CLIPPER
With this tool, you can clip anything you see online. You can save articles, images, infographics, etc. to your notebook. It comes in handy when doing research.
I believe these extensions will help make your work easy and save you time. If you know of any cool extensions for bloggers, share them with us in the comment below.