Five Apps I Use As A Blogger

Hey everyone! It’s me lizziegrace! Being a blogger isn’t all in one app right? (well not for me at least) I use a bunch of different apps for small and large things.

Some are used for writing blog posts, designing graphics, uploading pictures, and more!

I know it can be hard to find apps that suite you, here are some of my favorites!

1. Canva

I know quite a few bloggers who use Canva. I personally have been using it for about a year now for various reasons. It is very easy to use. I use it for graphics and featured images. You can literally find ANY color you want on there. They have thousands of templates that you can edit to your needs. You can also have a blank canvas and add objects/shapes as well as some text.

2. WordPress

Uh, duh! The WordPress app is sooo helpful! I started by just using the website to update my blog and all but it is so much more helpful to use the app. I get notifications and the way it lets me see and do quick updates is amazing! I highly suggest if you have a blog (or not) to use the app!

3. Gmail

Mostly just for contacting other bloggers for collabs, giveaways, really anything! It’ll also make reading submissions on your contact page easier to spot and read.

4. Docs

I use docs for school, dance, notes, and blog posts! I love how you can make something available offline (cause my dad uses up all the internet while he’s working). It’s also nice for sharing guest posts or working on a collab post.

5. Hangouts/Google Chat

This is my favorite for chatting with other blogger! I recently switched to Google Chat which is really nice for assigning tasks if its a group for a collab blog. It’s basically texting but with an email!


There’s my post! I’m so sorry I haven’t been very active recently, my life has been swapped with stuff!

Do YOU guys have any posts you want to read from me? I would love to write one that you guys want, you can comment your ideas/questions or use the Ask for Advice form!

Thanks for reading guys! I hope this helped you!

WordPress Themes I’ve used + my reviews ~ Pt.1

Finding THE PERFECT theme for your blog is hard.

………it took me so long to find a good theme for my blog, and even longer to customize it. Today I’ll be sharing some of the many FREE WordPress themes I’ve used + my reviews…..

…this will be divided into 2 parts. or 3.

All of the themes that I’ve mentioned in this post are FREE WordPress themes

Let’s get straight into it!

1. Dara

Dara was the first theme I used, and it was so easy to customize! It had everything I needed – a sidebar, a post excerpt option, a header, everything. The color palletes are really pretty – but the only thing is that your featured images get cropped out… the full image isn’t visible, only a part of it.

Link to Dara

2. Scratch Pad

Scratch Pad is a really pretty, colorful theme that is perfect for…..lifestyle blogs & travel blogs? I had this theme for a long while, and it was pretty easy to customize as well 😀 it has lots of post formats like – sticky, image, gallery etc. This theme doesn’t have a post excerpt option, but what you can do to get an excerpt is use the “Read more” block when you write a post.

Link to Scratch Pad

3. Pen scratch 2

This theme is a fresh, stylish design, and I think it would be great for a writing blog? you know, stories and poems – something like that. I really like the look of this theme’s sidebar. You can choose to add a site logo instead of a header, which is what I did. But, this is another theme which has a featured image size limit, I had to make all my featured images a certain size so that it’s completely visible – that was a challenge.

Link to Pen scratch 2.

4. Button 2

This theme is almost the exact same as Pen scratch 2, but it doesn’t have a featured image size limit – and it’s a really cute theme with detailed accents, a soft color pallete – and with a “read more” option that you can enable in the “content options” in the customizer.  Button 2 is perfect for crafters and designers.

Link to Button 2

5. Sketch

Sketch has a clean layout, and I feel like it’d be a great theme for a Photography blog. “Sketch is a responsive portfolio theme perfect for showcasing your creative talent” Choose Sketch to highlight your unique illustrations, original artwork, cutting-edge videos, or photo-editing skills. Build an unforgettable online portfolio with this free WordPress theme.

Link to Sketch

6. Baskerville

Baskerville is my current favourite theme – the posts page layout is AWESOME and super unique. I love the sidebar layout as well, it has a clean, fresh feel. I wish it had more vibrant color palletes though, the one I had was a bit dull.. You can choose your own color, but that’s just for the background. But overall, this is a great theme which doesn’t take forever to customize!

Baskerville

7. Nucleare

I have not used this theme for my blog, but I did when I was doing a blog designing request. It’s an easy theme to customize, it’s elegant, crisp and the color palletes for this theme are like neutral, and pastel colors – which I love. Overall, this theme is really pleasing to look and I think it’d be a good theme for a bookish blog.

Nucleare

That was all for this post!!

Let me know which of these themes you’ve had, and which one(s) you’re planning on checking out!

If you want me to do reviews of specific themes, then tell me in the comments and I’ll look into it😀💛 AND, If you have any post ideas for me, say so down below!! excited to chat with y’all!!

Thanks for reading!!