Top 3 Essential Blogging Tools

Top 3 Essential Blogging Tools


Blogging toolsOctober is here and as the year winds down, I am reminded of just how unorganized I am!

I HAVE to get myself in order!

I try my best to stay on track. Now being a mom of 3, it’s easy to get off course with my blog and my business.

Thankfully, I have found some great tools to help me stay somewhat organized. I wanted to share my top three blogging tools with you.

One of which, is a product I created!

That’s right! Today I am launching my newest creation, The ceoMom Blogging Essentials. It includes 30 printable pages to help the blogging mom stay on track. Some of the sheets included are a list of over 50 blog post topics, editorial calendar, affiliate tracking log, and various other worksheets to help you on your blogging journey.

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The next blogging tool that really helps me, is Hootsuite. I used to use Buffer. But you can connect 3 free social media platforms to Hootsuite compared to only one that Buffer offers. Being able to automate my posts is one less thing I have to worry about. I spend about an hour loading it up with things to Tweet and share on my Facebook pages. That saves me time elsewhere during the rest of the week. I absolutely suggest using an automation tool, even if it’s not Hootsuite.

My final essential tool is Canva. I use Canva for just about anything graphic. I create my pinnable images as well as my printables in Canva. It is simple to use, which saves me time. Since I have at least one month of my posts already planned, I will spend an afternoon creating all the graphics I will need for those posts. With my pinnable images, I just swap out the background photos and the titles. Super easy and quick. I have included a couple tutorial videos from my YouTube channel below.


These three tools keep me sane!

Of course there are more that I use, but these are definitely my top three.

What are your essential blogging tools?


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By | 2016-10-01T17:52:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Be A Boss|34 Comments

About the Author:

Kristie is a mom of three kiddos, blogger, social media expert, and lover of all things pink and sparkly. She has a passion for helping moms become ceoMoms and following their dreams.


  1. Stephanie October 2, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Your blog binder is great! Thank you for offering this free I agree with you, Hootsuite is my best blogging friend and Canva is absolutely a MUST!

    • Kristie October 2, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Absolutely agree!! And you’re welcome. Glad you like it!

  2. Sabrina October 2, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I love canva!!!

  3. Kari October 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I only use Hootsuite to schedule my posts for my Throw Back Thursday. It’s cool to see how everyone uses the same tool differently.

  4. Luz T October 3, 2016 at 3:02 am - Reply

    This reminds me, I need to get some type of automation tool. I will definitely download the blogging binder. TY

  5. candy October 3, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Glad you didn’t list a ton of different apps just the top three.

  6. Jen October 3, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Canva is my favorite! So addictive to use, I can literally spend hours on it!

  7. andrea October 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I love canva!! It is so easy to use too:)

  8. Kim Pena October 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Yes! Love the blogging binder! I need this so much. Running a blog, being a mommy, trying to grow instagram, and working a full time job can be so overwhelming! Thank you!

  9. Rachel October 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Canva is one of my favorite tools too!

  10. Alfa Sengupta October 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    YES to Canva!! I heart Canva for everything!!

  11. Kristen Kavan October 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    i LOVE hootsuite and canva! They are great! I just found Canva so I am loving exploring the options! xx

    • Kristie October 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      You can do so much with Canva! You will love it.

  12. Brianna October 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I love using Canva! It’s the best!

  13. Logan October 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    I still use picmonkey mostly, but I need to figure out canva!

  14. Elizabeth @ CrazyBusyHappyLife October 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, what would we do without Canva??? LOL.
    Great post 🙂

  15. Taria Shondell Faison October 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this information! I just signed up! I will also be watching your You Tube video! I came across your video earlier today but hadn’t gotten the chance to watch it yet… that is a sign!

  16. Lauren October 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I just started using Hootsuite and I love it! Can’t wait to check out your binder!

  17. Mama Munchkin October 3, 2016 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Canva is the BEST!! And, I love Tailwind too for pinning.

  18. Krista Dial October 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Canva is THE best! I started using it about a year ago and fell in love with it. Great tips for newbies! 🙂

  19. Jessica sheppard October 4, 2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! These are all such helpful tools…I definitely need to get more organized! The blogging binder is awesome. Can’t believe it’s already October!

    • Kristie October 4, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

      Exactly, this year has really flown by!

  20. Angela Kim October 4, 2016 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I love canva too. Makes everything super easy! Thanks for sharing your tips and tutorials.

  21. Liz October 4, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Canva is possibly one of my favorite things ever

  22. Abby October 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I am obsessed with Canva! I use it for my blogging graphics, but also for personal things too. I love making even regular to do list pretty!

  23. Amy October 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I just love this blog binder!! Thank you so much for all the time and effort it took to put this together!

  24. Rochelle October 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Definitely checking out this blogging binder. Awesome info.

  25. suzanne October 5, 2016 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I love using Canva! It’s made a huge difference in my blog. Great tips!

  26. Corde the Writer October 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    When I was first introduced to Canva, I hate it. I didn’t get the templates, shapes, and host of other offerings. It these things that I love now. I gave it another try and I’m completely hooked.

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