Many, many years ago when I was a hobby blogger I gave very little thought to resources, tools, educational materials, or project management systems to help me with my writing. Like most part-time or “for fun” bloggers I simply wrote what was on my heart. I didn’t plan for the holidays, didn’t plan for seasons, and certainly didn’t manage an editorial calendar.
When I made the jump from hobby blogger to professional blogger I knew things would have to change if I was going to succeed.
After a great deal of trial and error I have finally widdled down the 5 must have blogging tools in order to be a successful blogger. These are the 5 things that I can not live without in my blogging career. These tools make successfully blogging and building an online brand easier and possible.