15 Top Social Media Tools for Bloggers

Like it or not, social media is a huge part of blogging. You don't have to be on every network, but you do have to be somewhere. I'm all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. (Let's be friends!). Some of those I like (Instagram and Pinterest) and some I don't really (Facebook and Twitter...sorry). But, regardless of my personal disdain for 280 character limits, if you want to be successful and not spend 10000 hours a day on these things, you need the right social media tools. Here are my absolute top favorites for all four social media networks.

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15 Top Social Media Tools for Bloggers

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A Color Story

I recently discovered A Color Story and I am in love. It's a photo editing tool for Instagram and it is amazing. There are about a billion photo editing tools out there. But I love the filters on this one. It's also got tools for clarity, brightness, contrast, and all that kind of stuff. My photos have been looking so much better since I discovered this one.

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BoardBooster

BoardBooster is my absolute Pinterest secret weapon. Not really a secret because it's hugely popular. But whatever. It schedules my posts based on what I pin, both to personal and group boards, and it "loops" them, meaning that it repins old pins to give them fresh life. It's also got analytics and tools to remove pins with broken links and other bad things. I pin about 50 pins a day with BoardBooster. That would take forever and a day doing it by hand, but with BoardBooster I just pin randomly for a few minutes while I'm in a cab to work or waiting for carryout. I don't know what I would do without BoardBooster.

Tailwind

Like BoardBooster, Tailwind is a Pinterest automation tool. It does not have looping, but you can schedule your posts. It also has "tribes," which are basically Pinterest sharing groups. And analytics. I use both BoardBooster and Tailwind and I love them both.

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SmarterQueue

SmarterQueue is an automation tool for Twitter and Facebook and it's amazing. Aside from the fact that it schedules all your posts, it also recycles them. So when it runs out of posts in a certain category, it just starts over. It doesn't delete them, like most other similar apps. So, schedule your blog post one time, and you'll never have to do it again. This is probably my biggest social media timesaver.

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Social Warfare

Social Warfare is my favorite social sharing plugin for WordPress. It does so many things, I can't even remember them all. Its main function is to give you share buttons on the side of your blog and above and below your posts. But it's also got a Pinterest share button for images, Pinterest settings to set the correct image, a Click to Tweet button...and probably a bunch of other stuff that I can't even remember.

Word Swag

Love Word Swag. Word Swag is an app that creates quote images for Instagram. That might not by your Instagram style, but if it is, you'll love it. It syncs up with a bunch of stock photo sites for the background image, and then you can use one of their many quotes, or input your own. And there are multiple different text styles to choose from.

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Afterlight

Afterlight is another one of my favorite photo editing apps. The clarity feature somehow improves every single one of my photos by like 100%. And it's got a zillion other editing features and filters too. I use it along with A Color Story for most of my Instagram photos. Some people prefer VSCO, but I personally like Afterlight better.

Iconosquare

Iconosquare is an Instagram analytics tool. It tells you basically everything you could possibly think of about your Instagram. Likes, followers, media posted, the best time to post, filters used. You can also schedule your posts. I'm minorly obsessed with tracking my Instagram on here.

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Simple Social Icons

Simple Social Icons are social media follow icons for your blog (if you're on WordPress). It's a free plugin, so no downside. Customizable colors, and you can set whatever accounts you want. I'm a fan.

Canva

Canva is amazing. It's a graphic design tool and it is so easy to use, even for people like me that are terrible with that stuff. Add photos, backgrounds, text, icons, illustrations, lines...whatever you want. I use it for almost all of my blog and social media images. I don't know what I would do without it (learn Photoshop?).

Planoly

I use Planoly to plan and schedule all my Instagram posts. It lets you see your planned grid ahead of time so you can see how your new image fits. It's also got analytics. I love this one!

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Click to Tweet

Click to Tweet allows you to create a tweetable quote and ask people to tweet it. Like this: Tweet: Awesome social media tips from @blogsbybecca! http://ctt.ec/gPr11+

Social Warfare also has a prettier version if you're on WordPress.

IFTTT

IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It's an automation tool for pretty much every social media network under the sun. You can create automations like "Every time I post an image to Instagram, post the same image to Twitter." Mix and match any networks. Time saver!

Linktree

Linktree makes a little landing page for all the things you want to link to on Instagram. You just put your Linktree link as your bio link, and when people click it they'll see all the options you want. Instagram only allows one link, so this tool is great.

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Over

Over is an app that creates Instagram images and quotes. Similar to Word Swag, but even more styles to choose from. I usually use Word Swag when I have my own quote, but I use Over when I'm braindead and looking for some swipe copy.


Those are my favorite tool and apps. What are yours? Tell me in the comments!

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