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I am very happy today to share some update we have about plugins working well in our blog. Since the last time when I shared about Plugins And Tools That I Love, i have learnt some new things from my experiments and information from my blogging buddies. Those plugins and tools or programs either work better from the ones that I have used or make my blog look better and more efficient. This case, I made slightly change or replacement towards some plugins. Here you are
Picmonkey is a free online program dealing with photos and picture editing and manipulation. This tool is incredibly awesome for me who is really terrible in either arts and graphic manipulation. I use Picmonkey a lot of time before I had my Picture Collage Maker 3. When you see my header up there and my button down there, I made them all using picmonkey when I got one week royal subscription promo. Here I can say that one of my graphic editing weakness is solved.
The role of social media work in blogging is very crucial. It would be hard for anybody to know what we are doing in our blog. However, posting for several times in a day and in several social media will take a lot of my personal or private time. Therefore, the existance of Buffer App which also can be accessed from my iphone and ipad has eased my job in social media a lot. It covers facebook, twitter, and G+ with the free account.
This is a wordpress plugin that help readers to pin my picture on their pinterest board. When you hover on any picture in this posting, you should see the pinterest button that said “pin it”. That is the work of this beautiful plugin. Once my readers click the pin it button, they will be able to pin the picture easily without looking for another pin it button around.
It will take a lot of time putting codes around the posts you type to maximize your adsense, won't it? Ad Injection WordPress plugin has done this work easily. We also can manage the number of ads appears, the type of them, and the position of the adds in general. However, I still need to learn more to use this plugin properly so it doesn't annoy people reading the posting and the appearance of my blog.
This WordPress plugin has replaced the function of Linkwithin, the previous plugin I used to show other related posts in my blog to each post. What makes this plugin better is the way it choose keywords and relationship with the posted article is much more accurate rather than Linkwithin. It also has the possibility to link our post with other post outside our blog. Zemanta also appears in the dashboard to see how effective it works in our blog by comparing how many clicks used in the plugins in each post between the mobile and the personal computer.
This plugin will allow me to communicate directly to all people who comment to my posts. People don;t need to follow all of the comment discussion, but they will just the response from me through their email inbox. Most of the time people give some questions in the post comment, but they forget to return to the comment.
Do you see some hovering social media buttons across the screen when you enter my blog? That is the effect of Floating Social Media. As social media is my main way for people to get to know what happen in my blog, I need to expose my social media profiles. This plugin will remain my readers to be able to meet me in their social media account.
Early of this year, I change my theme around and once I really need my recent post shown in rich environment. It will make your homepage looks completely different with some rectangles of recent post in each category inside. I am not using it at the moment because finally I changed my whole theme into different one.
If you see a gray rectangle underneath the posting with picture and short explanation about it, that is the work of this plugin. It is not just for appearance, but also for maximizing the work of google webmaster tools to get the snippet and keywords better.
How I love this tool a lot. It is a Mac Apps that I just purchased to get more fonts available and more beautiful pictures and templates. The image contain the title of this posting is made using this apps. It really worths the money I spent indeed. I cannot use either adobe photoshop or illustration and there isn't any corel draw here. This Mac app feels enough for me.
What are your favourite tools and plugin for blogging? Don't be shy to share.
Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.