I would not be able to blog without my phone. It is the one thing that’s on me at all times (except for yesterday when I went to the grocery store, I actually left it on the charger and ended up having to use boyfriend’s phone to take pictures with). Whenever I have an idea or see something I want to have a picture of on my blog–I need my phone. I need to write my ideas down right away or they disappear into thin air and who knows how long it’ll take for that idea to come back to me. I take all of my pictures with my iPhone, I have a regular, small digital camera but it’s less weird (not that I care…that much) when I’m taking photos of everything with my phone, for some reason. I actually didn’t even have a computer before the beginning of this month so I wouldn’t have been able to create this blog 3 months ago without my phone.
My favorite stock photos site. Every single photo on here is amazing. You can always find exactly what you’re looking for to add to your blog post to make it perfect.
When I can’t find the perfect photo on Unsplash, I resort to Google images. I also use Google to look up words to make sure I’m using them right or synonyms of words I use too often. I try to make sure if I am giving out facts (which I usually don’t, lol) that I’m being at least as accurate as Google. I use Google to run everything by. I think this has become not only a blogging essential, but also a life essential for most of us.
I like the app and the desktop website. At first, I liked the Canva app and used it for everything but right now, I’m solely using Adobe Spark to create all of my featured images.
I used this app to create my header/logo and my signature. There is a paid version but I’ve only used the free one. Their pre-made templates are all locked unless you pay but you’re allowed to use all their embellishments, fonts, shapes, etc.–you just have to put everything together by yourself.
Ok, now that I’ve gotten a computer–I don’t think I’d be able to blog without it. I think if I wouldn’t have gotten one, I would have deleted my blog very soon. The app had made an update recently and every time I would edit or publish a post on it–it would just completely ruin all of my content. The only way I could edit or publish a post without it getting messed up is if I went onto Safari and typed in wordpress.com which was a pain especially since I’d forget most of the time and accidentally publish my posts on the app. A LOT of my time was spent fixing up mistakes I never made and filling in parts of words that decided to disappear. Even if the app didn’t mess everything up–I would have gotten a computer. I have definitely realized how much faster and easier blogging is on a computer compared to a phone.
P.S. A ton of blog pages I visited were shitty/laggy/didn’t even show up on my phone and I have gone to a couple of those pages now since I’ve gotten my computer, they show up just fine–if you care to, you might wanna check yours out on your phone? 🙂
I like editing my photos on the free PicMonkey app but the website doesn’t work unless you pay for it. I haven’t found a good, free website to edit my photos on and for some reason, the built-in to my computer photo editor won’t let me save the copies of the photos after I edit them, it’s weird. I mostly use this one to edit my food pics because I just mess with the brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. since food does not need filter effects, it always looks best in it’s semi-enhanced natural state. 🙂
Photo Editor- App
I really like this one for all the filters and effects they have. It’s all free, too. The problem is, the app crashes a whole lot and you’re only allowed to upload one photo at a time to edit–that makes it all take way too long. I’ve deleted this app so many times out of frustration but have always re-installed it when I realize there’s nothing out there that’s better for free. Currently, it is NOT installed in my phone and I actually didn’t edit the photos one bit in my Journal Entry 11 post yesterday because I didn’t want to deal with it and they looked fine without editing anyways, maybe even better.