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4 Essential Tools for EDM Bloggers

Thursday, September 04, 2014

After spending the last few years contributing to the Internet world, I thought it was about time I share some of the tools I've accumulated that have helped me become a more efficient writer. These 4 easy-to-use sites will help you as an EDM blogger to find shareable content, organize your inbox, edit your images, help your SEO and more, so I highly suggest you check them all out below!

1. Feedly

Feedly is a great tool to use when trying to come up with your next blog post. Create a list of blogs to follow in your genre and scroll through to see what they've been posting about, when they've been posting, and what has been getting the most shares. [caption id="attachment_24806" align="aligncenter" width="633"]Feedly Click to expand[/caption]


Is your inbox exploding with unopened emails from management/publicists/DJs? We've got a solution! If you're not quite ready to mark that eager new artist's tracks as spam, has got you covered. Here you can unsubscribe from all those pesky newsletters and offers, or you're given the option to add them to your 'Rollup' so they come to you in one email however often you'd like. unrollme-new

3. Pixlr Editor

Pixlr Editor is an incredible tool for those of you who don't have access to Photoshop. Crop, edit, resize and more simply using this online photo editing site. Pixlr-4

4. Google Trends

Google Trends is a great place to look when searching for popular keywords. With Google Trends you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics by entering up to five subjects to see how often they've been searched on Google over time, and from where. You can also compare keywords to find the optimum one for SEO, check what terms are being searched most often, compare website traffic and more. google-trends-youtubeAnother bonus of Google Trends is that it allows you to provide your readers with a visual representation of Google's data in a bite-sized, easily understood line graph you can embed right into your articles. Read up on how to use Google Trends here.

What tools do you use to make you a better blogger?