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7 Hacks Every Blogger Should Know

7 hacks every blogger should know

Perhaps, every blogger has a set of little tricks that helps to improve productivity and make blogging process much more effective. Over the past few years I learned a few strategies that help me keep the blog flowing. Today I am sharing seven hacks that will hopefully make your blogging life easier.

ONE // How To Get More Facebook Likes

I found this social media trick at Darren Rowse’s blog and it’s a life changer!

1. Go to your Facebook Page.

2. Find a post that has 10+ likes.

3. Look for a link saying something like ‘and 15 others’ and click on it.

4. There will be a pop-up providing you with the list of people who already liked your page (‘Liked’) as well as those who didn’t (those will be listed as ‘Invite’).

5. Invite all the people who are not “liking” your page yet and you’ll dramatically increase your following!

TWO // How To ‘Steal’ Someone’s Blog Design

This one is easy: use WordPress Theme Detector website that allows you to figure out which WordPress theme template and plugins a blogger is using on her website. WordPress Theme Detector is very handy if you’re planning on updating some key features on your website or blog. All you have to do is just enter a selected URL and click “detect”.

THREE // How To Customize Your Instagram Font

Did you know that you could use different fonts in your Instagram bio? I recently changed mine (you can check it out here) by using a simple IG fonts website called Sprezz Keyboard. All you have to do is simply type the text you want and then copy and paste it into your bio. A new, cool font is a great way to stand out on this powerful social media platform!

FOUR // How to DIY a Photo Backdrop

I recently figured that Paper Source Wrapping Paper is a great alternative to photo backgrounds for your makeup shots. Honestly, I am so obsessed with their wrapping paper selection that I never leave the store with just one thing I came to purchase. All the thick non glossy deluxe papers such as this confetti table runner (think: larger scale shots), this marble fine paper, or this crinkled gold paper look so pretty!

FIVE // How To Resize Multiple Images

I used to spend a lot of time on cropping and resizing images for my blog prior to discovering Bulk Resize Photos. These days, I simply select images that I am planning on posting, upload them to this website, and download a .zip file of properly sized photos. This website saved me so much time!

SIX // How To Reduce Inbox Clutter

I Spring-cleaned my email using Unroll.me and I highly recommending you to do the same. It’s a free service that allows you to easily unsubscribe from all e-mails that you no longer want to receive. The best part about it is that the website saves those subscriptions that you opted out for. In other words, you can re-subscribe to emails that you accidentally unsubscribed from.

SEVEN // How To Simplify Your To-Do List

Recently, I explored a new app that helps me stay more productive. It’s called the IFTTT App and it allows me to simplify digital routines. One of the most useful automation ideas for me is connecting my iPhone’s Reminders list to my Google Drive in a way that all the tasks I add automatically transfer into a dedicated Google Drive spreadsheet. Having just one “To Do” list is proving to be extremely handy!

  • Love these tips! That paper store sounds like a place I could get addicted to. Also, knowing how easy WordPress makes it to change the look of your blog sometimes makes me sad I went with blogger to host my site. I’ve had to teach myself a lot of CSS!

    • I’m happy to report that I’m officially addicted to Paper Source and Papyrus :)) I have so many background options – it’s not even funny! :))

      Ohh, really? I know nothing about CSS. I picked WordPress because it’s very easy to work with if you have zero programming and web design background.

  • Wow amazing tips! Thanks for sharing I’m going to try now the first one How To Get More Facebook Likes!
    I wish you an amazing day!
    XO Erica
    http://www.ericavoyage.com

  • The Facebook tip is very clever- learned something new today! I keep neglecting Facebook because there are so many social media accounts to run already, but I’d love to give it a little more love!

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

  • Tips tips are really great I really need to work on my TO-DO list!
    xoxo

  • The wrapping paper background is a great idea.

  • These are all such great hacks, most of which I didn’t know about. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Liz

    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    These are great! Thanks for sharing.

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca

  • The Gossip Darling

    Amazing tips! Very interesting read

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  • Mansi Tuli

    I have recently started blogging and am new to this so this has really helped a lot! Thank you 🙂

  • Such simple and easy tips thank you!

    Parie x

    classandglitter.com

  • These are all such great tips and hacks! Thank you! 🙂

    — LisaLDN.com

  • Natalie Onoita

    Thank you so much for this love it !!!!

    https://onoitafashiondesign.wordpress.com

    Love Nat xx

  • Just what I needed! The backdrop tip is amazing, must try it! x

    http://www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wow the backdrop tip is amazing

    ZUNERA-SERENA.COM

  • Ooooh some really great tips here – what a handy post! Thanks for sharing x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  • becca

    These are really good tips- especially the Facebook one now that I have a Facebook page just for my blog. Thank you for this! X

  • I never thought about the wrapping paper!!!!! I usually buy sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s to use as backgrounds for blog photos and Insta pics, haha! I will be heading to my nearest Paper Source before I go back to college so I can grab some wrapping paper! Thanks so much for the tips! =)

    xo,
    Jasmin
    http://www.macaronsandmascaraonline.com

  • Christina

    Oh my goodness these are all such great tips! That facebook one seems like key!! Thank you for sharing.

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

  • amazing tips! Definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing
    xo | Cindy
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  • Thanks so much for sharing this post,very helpful tips!

    http://www.zekalin.com

  • wow, such a helpful and wonderful post! Thank you for all these little tips, especially Facebook one. I didn’t know that you could do that! 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • My Sprinkle of Prep

    These are such helpful tips and I am so glad I found your blog this morning. I am really enjoying all your posts and look forward to reading more from you in the future!
    Meg // MySprinkleofPrep.wordpress.com