The Blogging App I Can’t Live Without

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I struggled for ages to find somewhere where I could make great headers for my blog posts without the benefits of Photoshop and other expensive software. I have used Pixlr for ages and yes, that does get you so far but it wasn’t great. One day I would love to afford and learn about Photoshop but for now I have discovered an app that I literally cannot live without!

Josée posted a great collection of her favourite apps for bloggers (where I embarrassed myself by getting so excited that I started downloading the apps and didn’t read what she said properly) where she mentioned Canva.

I immediately checked it out and I have used Canva for every header of mine since and some of the images in my posts also. I have definitely seen an improvement in them and I am really excited about making more and trying out the different templates they provide. I know they are not yet perfect (I still need to use Canva a lot more and experiment with what it offers) but I am so much happier with how they appear on my blog. It’s a massive improvement from when I wrangled with Paint… oh dear

You can use Banner, Twitter Header, YouTube Art, Facebook Cover and more which provide you with so many options when making headers for your blog. I would also recommend Pixlr if you want an editing/graphic website that is easy to navigate and works online to make headers as has been a reliable place for me for the past 5 months.

If you know any great blogging apps that I should check out, let me know below!

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  1. April 15, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Canva is my number one too!! Don’t know where I’d be without it! 🎉

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      It’s amazing! I’m so late to the trend haha xx

  2. April 15, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I haven’t heard of this app but I really should try it. Right now I use so many for different things. I just want one good one!

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      It’s definitely worth checking out! I hope you get on with it too xxx

  3. April 15, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I did not know about this either! Thank you- will be downloading 🙂

  4. April 15, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Yes, Canva is an amazing app and website!! I also love Picmonkey and Befunky, check those out if you haven’t yet!

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      I love picmonkey too! I have never heard of Befunky though, I will check that one out 🙂 xx

  5. April 15, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I use Canva for most of my blog bits too! I do use the desktop version on my MacBook though rather than the app. It’s fab! x

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Didn’t know there was a desktop version, thank you for letting me know! It is soo good isn’t it?! xx

      • April 16, 2017 / 11:24 pm

        Yes, Canva.com. I never knew there was an app version! x

  6. April 15, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I use canva for my header photos and I love it. They are not great but they do their work 😄

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Everyone seems to already heard of Canva but me!! Haha, I love it! xxx

  7. April 15, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I use Canva as well! But I can’t upgrade to premium so it still lacks. I also use Phonto for the app has many fonts!

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      I haven’t heard of Phonto! Thank you for letting me know about it! xxx

      • April 17, 2017 / 1:22 am

        It’s a very cool app and you’re welcome!! ❤

  8. April 15, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I use it too, and love it!! xx

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Isn’t it great!? Thank you for stopping by 🙂 xxx

  9. April 15, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I’ve heard of Canva but I’ve never actually used it! I use PicMonkey for pretty much everything!

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      PicMonkey is great! I have just got in to using that much more too actually 🙂 xx

  10. April 15, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve messed around with Canva before I had my blog and then forgot about it. It is such a cool app, and I’m gonna head back to it 😀

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Definitely worth checking out again, they have some more options available now! Thank you for commenting lovely 🙂 xx

  11. April 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Glad you’re loving it 😊 love the post xx

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks for stopping by lovely! It’s great 🙂 xx

  12. April 15, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Love the post! Really need to check out this app for myself!

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Definitely recommend it! Thank you for commenting 🙂 xxx

  13. April 16, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Def need to try this! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      That’s okay – I’m glad it was of some use! Thank you lovely xxx

      • April 16, 2017 / 11:13 pm

        I downloaded it and love it so far! Thank you for letting us know 🙂

  14. April 17, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Canva is awesome! I use it for most of my blog’s media items!
    Yes there is some upgrades but the free stuff is all you need! It has many options ranging from designing a desktop wallpaper to a LinkedIn Cover photo! SO recommend it and glad you are using it! <3

    • April 17, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      Ahh thank you so much for commenting! I’m glad other people love it just as much – I seem to be so late to the party here haha! It’s just great to see free software/editing apps etc that is just as good as some of the premium ones. Proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have great headers and more! xx

      • April 17, 2017 / 2:53 pm

        My pleasure, Ella! <3 Indeed, sometimes the best is free! 😛 I wasn't aware of Canva until I randomly came across it from a google search I think! Glad you found it and so am I glad too! 😀 All the best for your blogging <3
        – Doni

  15. April 18, 2017 / 5:26 am

    I love Canva too, when I’ve been using it for almost a year and it’s awesome :).I like how easy accessible it is.

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    • April 28, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Thank you so much – that’s so kind of you! xx

  17. May 11, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Heard about Canva few months ago. Though they don’t have it on android. I’ll try their website.😊

    • May 11, 2017 / 10:56 am

      I’ve started using the website more recently and actually found that much more accessible! xx

  18. May 13, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Canva is definitely amazing! It’s got so many options, and like you said headers. Spark post is my go to at the moment though 🙂

    • May 13, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! I haven’t heard of Spark Post, I will have to check it out! xxx

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