TIME SAVING HACKS FOR BLOGGERS

 

I work full time, so blogging is something I do in my spare time.  Although I’m also a mum, a wife, a daughter!  Time is precious especially when I also like to ensure self-care is a priority too!

 

The reality is that we are all busy, no matter what our schedule is like or no matter what we do.  So, whether you are a full-time blogger, a part time blogger or just starting out these time saving hacks are just for you.

 

I’ve said this time and time again in many of my posts about blogging, it was also a must do piece of advice from professional bloggers – schedule, automate, schedule, automate! Many professional bloggers could not do what they do without the time saving hacks that automation tools give them.  It makes sense too.  Automate as much of your blog as possible, it then frees you up to create blog posts, to think about taking your blog to the next level and to interact and socialise with other bloggers.

 

Today I’m sharing my top 3 automation tools for bloggers – they are what I call time saving hacks.  They will save you time – even more time that you thought possible.

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Missinglettr

 

Devising and generating a social media campaign can take up loads of your time especially after each post.  Imagine writing your post, uploading it and then that’s it – someone else comes up with a social media campaign to engage your audience?  Well there is a tool for that!  A very useful scheduling tool is MissingLettr.  Missinglettr is a relatively new scheduling tool to the market.  It sets up a drip fed social media campaign for your blog posts.  So instead of just sharing your latest blog post, Missinglettr will create a year-long campaign, noting key messages to share with your audience.

 

So, you don’t have to worry after you upload a post, you will be notified when your new social campaign is ready to go.  It will also use key phrases to ensure your audience is engaged without you having to worry about it.

 

Best thing about this too, you can sign up and get 50% off your first 3 months!  Just click the link below.

 

 

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Tailwind

 

Pinterest is starting to become the main source of traffic to my blog.  It can be for you too with the fantastic Tailwind.   To be successful on Pinterest you need to engage daily and regularly.  I really have no time to be doing this.  That is where Tailwind comes in.

 

You can read how Tailwind helped me skyrocket my Pinterest to give you an idea of how much of an increase I seen with Tailwind.   What is so cool about Tailwind is that it is approved by Pinterest so there are no issues in terms of compatibility.  It’s also an easy and intuitive system to use.  The analytics are fantastic.  It let’s you see the numbers associated with your pins, repins, impressions, blog traffic, best times to schedule and it will even set up your schedule for you!

 

But don’t take my word for it.  Sign up for a free trial and see for yourself.

 

 

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EMAIL LISTS

 

Your email list is a fantastic way of sharing your latest blog post but also sharing any products that you have developed to your audience.  If you haven’t started your mailing list yet, I suggest you give Mailer Lite a go.  Mailer Lite is a very simple and straightforward programme for collecting and sending emails.  It is also free up to 1000 subscribers with no limit on the amount of emails you can send!  This is a great way to get started without having to pay.

You can design a draft email and just change the text each time you want to contact your readers.

It’s a straightforward and simple way of engaging with your readers.  You can also draft several emails and schedule them to go out at different times too.  This is another great time saving hack.

 

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In summary, my top time saving hacks for bloggers are:

 

  1. Missinglettr – sign up to get 50% off for 3 months now.
  2. Tailwind – sign up for your FREE TRIAL HERE.
  3. Mailerlite – sign up for FREE HERE.

 

I do hope these help you save time as much as they have me.

 

 

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5 MORE FEMALE BLOGGERS TO INSPIRE YOU

There are days when things seem to get on top of me.  There are days when I feel that I need a little boost.  If I need it, I thought that other female bloggers would need it to.  So I started a blog series called Why She Inspires Me last year.  I felt that too often we fail to recognise the achievements of women.  I wanted to share with everyone why female bloggers were inspiring me and celebrating them on their achievements too.

 

Below are some more fabulous female bloggers. Please show them some love by visiting their blog, following them on social media or just giving them a little bit of support.

 

Beauty & The Bird

Rachel blogs about beauty, fashion, travel, wellbeing, blogging itself and lifestyle all from the cutest blog called Beauty & The Bird.  Rachel’s photos are amazing and the layout of her blog is stunningly beautiful.  There are so many fantastic topics on there I had trouble choosing one to share with you but I guess the one that inspired me the most was Why I’m Grateful for the jobs I Hated.  A wonderful insightful post that got me thinking about the jobs I have worked and hated.  Please visit Rachel now and see for yourself.

 

 

The Rare Welsh Bit

What’s not to love about food and travel and doing both is just bliss!  Kacie is behind The Rare Welsh Bit.  A very popular food blog in it’s own right, I love reading through every post,  although my mouth always starts to water looking at the food!  My particular favourite has to be the Grenada Chocolate Festival – I mean who knew there was such a thing?  Anyway, please head over to Kacie’s blog to get your fill of food and travel.

 

 

July Journal

A cruelty free beauty and lifestyle blog penned by Yasmina.  I really love the Cruelty Free Guide that Yasmina has prepared, a very useful guide for detailing what cruelty free means. It’s a lovely blog to give you some ideas on beauty products that you may not have heard about.  Having someone review them is a big plus in my book, I always get recommendations from other bloggers.  Please visit Yasmina’s blog.

 

 

The Spoonie Mummy

The Spoonie Mummy is run by Natalie who writes about life and parenting with chronic illnesses. Sections include health, parenting, lifestyle, book reviews, recipes, favourites and product reviews.  I was so inspired by Natalie’s blog particuarly her posts about her illness and this post on her relationship.  I love to read posts like this, they are so inspiring, open and honest.  Go ahead and connect with Natalie now!

 

 

PinkieBag

I have to admit to following Chloe from day 1 of my journey to becoming a blogger.  I absolutely adore all the reviews of teas on Chloe’s blog.  I really couldn’t pick out just one post so I would recommend heading over to the hot drinks section of her blog to read about all the wonderful teas there are out there.  Honestly I never knew there were so many!  You will most certainly be inspired to go and try some new teas.  Show her some love and visit her blog today.

 

 

I hope these wonderful female bloggers inspire you as much as they have me.  Please show your love and support and head over to their blogs now.

 

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WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – BECKY – CUDDLE FAIRY

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Today I want to introduce you to Becky from Cuddle Fairy.  First, how cute is her blog name?  It was the first thing that drew me to her website.  What also inspired me to explore was Becky’s positivity.  I often suffer from the ‘not good enough’ syndrome which probably most women suffer from.  So having a specific section for Positivity including quotes, positive thinking and the beautiful Happiness Series really draws me to Becky’s site time and time again.

 

Women have faced many struggles through time, alas those challenges and more still exist.  Becky understands this and regularly hosts a 3 day Posivitity Challenge.  I took part and I have to say I found the challenge to be the most rewarding thing I have undertaken.  My negative inner voice can be constant but each day Becky posts positive quotes and encourages us to choose positive thoughts.

 

Becky has really inspired me to change my thinking.  I’d love for you to get to know Becky below and sign up for her Positivity Challenge when you get the chance.

 

 

Why She Inspires Me

 

What makes you smile?

My three kids for sure. All three have great sense of humours and can be so funny.  Birds make me smile which might sound odd. I love to see them flying around and hoping from branch to branch in our back yard.  Anything loving or touching makes me smile.  And I always smile when someone is happy when they tell a story, their happiness shines so bright and makes me smile too.
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If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Oooo now this is a tough one! I’d be going for someone spiritual and calm that I could learn from their energy and their wisdom. I’d say the Dali Lama but I would never know how to fill his shoes!
Why She Inspires Me

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m proud that I breast feeding my kids until they were around 12 – 14 months old each.  I’m also proud of my blog, Cuddle Fairy & my blog’s social accounts.
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If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

I’d tell myself not to stress and to take each moment as it comes in. I’d say to pause before I answer any question so I can answer the way I want to and not out of habit or out of a moment of anger. And to start reading philosophy and mindset books asap!
Why She Inspires Me

What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

I started my blog for two reasons. One to spread positivity. Two to be a stay at home working mother. The aim to spread positivity is what keeps me going. It makes me really happy when people leave me comments about my blog posts or quotes and how they have helped them in some way. That honestly makes my day and keeps me going!
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WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – SARAH – LIFE IN A BREAK DOWN

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Women face multiple barriers today, domestic violence, sexual harassment, bullying, inequality in different shapes and forms from pay to promotion and so the list goes on.  However, there is one thing about Sarah from Life In A Breakdown that has inspired me to share this post with you today – she is a survivor.

 

Recognising and elevating women like Sarah for me strengthens the very fabric of society.  Sarah is supportive of others, she is kind, generous, honest and extremely hard working.  She has stood up, let go of her fears and persisted by sharing and writing on her blog even when the going gets tough.  Sarah has shared with us her journey, reading about her experience and to know that whatever happens to you, you are not alone is a very powerful statement and one which Sarah recognises and shares with us.

 

Sarah is super open and honest about her experiences, and what is so inspiring is her willingness to be supportive to others.  A few days before Christmas she offered to be there for others who might be finding Christmas Day tough.  How wonderful is that? Her kindness expands even further by helping other bloggers connect in her UK Official Bloggers Facebook Group.

 

I would really love for you to get to know Sarah and head over and connect with her too.  Sarah inspires me because she is a woman who is strong, creates, nurtures, supports and the odd time she laughs too 😉

 

 

Get to know Sarah below:

 

Why She Inspires Me

 

 

 

  1. What makes you smile?

This is a hard one for me, I often don’t smile enough. Though my family, friends and crazy dog always seem to know how to make me smile. Ash (my partner) seems to know even when I’m feeling my worse how to crack a smile in some way from me. When it comes to TV shows it has to be Impractical Jokers though, that always manages to crack a smile from me.

 

  1. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Can I say my Dog? I always wonder what’s going on in her little head, though she isn’t actually a person. I must admit I’m not sure if I would want swap with another human alive now for my own mental health reasons. However, perhaps someone from history I could swap with and enjoy. Seeing first-hand how our ancestors lived would be absolutely amazing.

 

Why She Inspires Me

  1. What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Honestly my blog, I’m not very good at sticking to things, I so quickly flit from doing one thing to another, that the fact I have managed to keep my blog going since 2010 is rather amazing to me.

 

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  1. If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

Things can change, don’t listen to what people tell you all the time, especially when they are trying to bring you down. Things can get better, your teen years and early 20s are awful but they help shape you and define you. Things might not work out how you once dreamt they would but that’s not the end of the world, learn to adapt and embrace the things around you.

 

  1. What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

The people who put me down, the people who told me I was worthless. I keep going in some ways to show them they were wrong, to stick the fingers up at them. But also, to allow myself to feel fulfilled, that I can be somewhat useful, that I can make my own way in the world out there.

 

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#BLOGGERSINSPIRE CELEBRATING FEMALE BLOGGERS LINK UP JANUARY 2018

Welcome to the #bloggersinspire link up January 2018

 

The linky runs from the 1st of each month until the 20th of each month where all female bloggers are welcome to add any type of post they have been working on up to a maximum of two.

 

This linky is so much more, I want to create a community of female bloggers looking to support, inspire and promote each other’s hard work through various social media channels.  I am passionate about blogging and helping other female bloggers achieve their goals.  You can read up on my Why She Inspires Me blog series which celebrates female bloggers. I would love you to join me on this journey.

 

#bloggersinspire LINKY RULES:

The linky will be open from 12 noon on the first of each month and close at 12 noon on the 20th of each month.

 

I will comment or share each linked up post.

 

Add my badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. Or, add a back link to one of my posts on your blog.  Just copy and paste the code below in the box.

 

Please comment on one of my posts and two others, the one before yours and one other.

 

I would also encourage you to tweet any posts you enjoy reading with the hashtag #bloggersinspire

 

Link a maximum of 2 posts per month. Any type of post is welcome to link up.

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you be inspired by #bloggersinpire x

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