Running and managing a successful blog is one thing, but if you need to maintain and oversee several blogs, it can be a real challenge to maximize your time to get things done.
For any webmaster or website owner, managing a website can be quite a hectic operation, with regular publishing of high value content, site promotion, social media engagement, conversion rate management and the hundred and one tasks in between.
With these in mind, you can take advantage of technology as your best ally, especially when it comes to staying productive and running your website/s like a well oiled machine. Here are some suggested blogging tools that you can use to ensure you get the most of your time:
Whether you are focused on web design, development, graphic design or any other visually oriented task that may require feedback from client or other people, Notable is a great application you can use.
This app presents a simplified format designed for soliciting comments and feedback, especially for digital work, thereby making collaboration and feedbacking easier and faster. To use, you can take screenshots of your design and add notes into it using a simplified point and click method. So instead of pouring precious minutes composing a paragraph to describe your work, this app streamlines the entire process.
You can try Notable for free. It also has paid versions of $49 and $99 per month for users who require storage space and use of team management tools.
According to Peter Drucker, a popular management guru, “What gets measured, gets managed.” Now, this is especially important when it comes to how you spend your time in any given day. In order to ensure that you are maximizing your hours in managing, building and monitoring your website, you need to properly allocate your time, using one of the most popular blogging tools for time-tracking such as Yast.
Featuring one of the highly intuitive and easy to use time-tracking software, it has one of the most user-friendly interface among different time-tracking apps out there.
You have the option to choose a free version or a paid one, which comes with additional features. It is practical to give a program a try before to decide to commit to a paid plan, which costs $14 per month per user.
Remember The Milk
The name of the app seems cheeky, but it does exactly that, help you remember what you need to do to generate that income or “milk.” Using this app, you have the option to create several list of things to do, whether it’s for work or life. You can then set priorities within the list, and also tag them using relevant keywords or post notes to specific tasks.
The great thing about Remember the Milk is the fact that it comes with a wide range of integration options as you can sync it with your Blackberry, Microsoft Outlook, Twitter, Siri, Google calendar and Gmail, among others, which is not available to all types of blogging tools. Integrating it to certain devices such as iPhone, Android and iPad will cost you $25 per year.
These are the top 3 blogging tools you can consider using in order to boost your productivity and make running and managing your website easier, and with greater accuracy. So, I’m curious to know, what are the blogging tools you use? I would love to hear from you on anything you can add to the list above.