What’s in My Tool Box   5 comments

What are the best tools you use on your blog? (widgets, templates, etc.)


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I’m cheap, so if it isn’t something free WordPress offers, I don’t purchase it. I have a few widgets, pages and the Sharing feature. Now and again, I think I should probably completely redo the blog, but that takes time away from writing and I’m just not that interested in doing it.

My widgets are mostly to help readers find my social media sites. Pages are focused on different subjects that the blog has highlighted.

The Sharing feature is the tool I use the most and it’s the one that is most helpful to me because by hitting PUBLISH I can send my article to a variety of linked social media sites. It is less helpful than it used to be because a change about a year ago now sends the article to a Facebook page. Yes, that page gets some traffic, but nothing like my main Facebook feed. So, I now have to make a separate step of sending the post to my Facebook feed. I would love it if WordPress allowed an automatic share to MeWe.

I think blog tools are great. I wish I had more time to teach myself how to make more use of them. Maybe I’ll have to take a weekend sometime to just do it. I wonder what my fellow blog-hoppers think on this subject.

Posted April 13, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Blog Hop

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5 responses to “What’s in My Tool Box

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  1. Hi Lela, yes like you all my sites are free, as I’m not keen on purchasing any either. I haven’t got any fancy plug-ins, but I wouldn’t know what to do with them anyway!


  2. I’m self-hosted, which I have to pay for, but I only use free versions of plug-ins.


  3. I don’t get enough hits on my blog to make paying for any fancy, fancy widgets worth the cost.


  4. I am just like you, Lela, I use what is free and easy to understand on my blogs. I have a paid flagship site, but don’t blog on it often.


  5. ” Now and again, I think I should probably completely redo the blog, but that takes time away from writing and I’m just not that interested in doing it.”

    Holy effing sh*t! Damn girl, you tell it. CAN WE GET AN AMEN IN HERE?

    Great, succint post!


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