Blogging is the art of reaching millions through your creativity. But a successful blogger needs to be productive as well to survive. It requires intense focus, concentration, and consistency to be a productive blogger.
In order to focus on blogging, your first step should be to eliminate distractions and use your time efficiently.
As aspiring bloggers, we curated a special list of our favorite Chrome extensions to amplify your blogging experiences and take your blog to the next level.
Dive right in to get more done in no time!
Grammarly is the all-in-one tool for your grammar, sentence phrasing, and plagiarism checking needs. It automatically detects and suggests corrections to every grammatical error that escapes your eye, granting you a fluid and seamless editing experience while writing.
The most remarkable thing about Grammarly is that it isn’t only limited to blog articles and social media posts. It works its magic on all your texts, including social media DMs, status updates, emails, Twitter, and LinkedIn- basically every communication platform out there.
Grammarly has a keen eye for tiny grammatical errors, like a misspelled word or the elusive Oxford comma. You can rely on it to identify the tone you’d like to convey in your content, and it will help you structure your sentences accordingly.
Also Read: 7 Best Grammar Checker Tools for Bloggers
As the title suggests, Pocket carries little snippets of content you care about. From images, videos, articles, and all types of links, Pocket can save your preferred content instantly and make it accessible across all your devices for you to enjoy later onwards.
Especially while blogging and writing, you’re bound to come across fascinating news articles, tutorials, and infographics. Pocket serves as your happy little corner on the internet to track and save it all. After installation, you can enable it with a click or keyboard shortcuts to save whichever content you would like to delve into later.
It helps you stay on track of your daily priorities, so it’s a great tool to have around. Click and save the best of the internet to enjoy later onwards- Pocket will do the heavy lifting for you!
With over 3 million users across the globe, Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder captures your screen in real-time and helps you share it anywhere at the click of a button. It has an easy-to-follow user interface that anyone can use, and we absolutely recommend it for all your screen sharing needs!
This extension can capture both images and videos directly from your screen. You can capture the entire web page or a selected portion of the page for any screenshots. It also has the ability to delay the capture so that you can record right at the perfect moment.
Apart from capturing, this extension can edit your screenshots too! You can resize, mark and label your screenshots with its extensive editing tools. You can also add new texts and images to the existing content to make your points perfectly clear.
For videos, this extension captures screen recordings in 720p, 1080p, and 4K. You can turn on your microphone to add a voiceover and use your webcam to film yourself as well.
As soon as you finish filming, the extension provides you with a link to share your content instantly. Record, film, and share all you want because the Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder is right here to back you up!
As a blogger, you must constantly stay aware of the necessary keywords to make your write-ups stand out from the rest. It brings you the best metrics and data out there for all keywords directly from Google.
The extension is plugged directly into Chrome, so it is ready to discover relevant keywords on most of the sites you browse in a day. It simplifies your marketing research to a great extent, showing you monthly search volume, CPC & competition data on over 10 websites.
You can discover critical insights, similar keywords, and current trends all day long to help gear your blogs toward the right audiences. It helps you find great content ideas consistently and thus, helps rank your blogs higher on Google. How awesome is that?
If you’re a writer like I am, chances are you are a huge fan of tabs. The more the tabs, the merrier- am I right? On the other hand, too many tabs are difficult to keep up with while writing a piece. This is where OneTab comes in.
It promises to save up to 95% of your memory by compiling all your tabs into a list. You can restore all or specific tabs from the list in a few clicks. OneTab reduces the load on your CPU while simultaneously helping you organize your information into a neatly compiled list.
The best part is that you can save all your tabs as a list whenever you need it. The list will be saved even if you shut down your computer, so it’s the quickest shortcut to a variety of bookmarks in one place. The moment you’re ready to start writing, get your keyboard and list ready- and you’re all set to go!
Marinara Pomodoro Assistant brings the iconic Pomodoro technique straight to your browser. If you’re not familiar with the Pomodoro Technique yet, it is a world-class time management method. It breaks an hour into 25-minute chunks with 5 minutes of leisure in between. This helps you stay focused for 25 minutes at a time, and then take 5 minutes off to watch a YouTube video or de-stress from your day.
This technique is the perfect way to get work done for bloggers because great writing consumes a lot of time and stress. It helps you break down large deadlines into tiny manageable portions, thus helping you write more in less time. It tracks the number of Pomodoros (30-minute intervals) you complete for months, creating an epic chart of productive blocks of time.
The extension has an audio notification alarm, which can be configured to modify the length of each Pomodoro for your convenience. If you’re interested in improving your writing consistency for the long haul, Marinara Pomodoro Assistant is the perfect tool to boost focus and productivity to the maximum.
With the rising number of email newsletters, blogs, news articles, and clickbait videos, finding the right peace of mind to collect insights is increasingly tricky. We are all bombarded with an overload of information and data at all times- and sometimes, it may just feel a tad bit impossible to cut through the clutter and pick what to read. Feedly is an AI-powered tool to help you survive the tsunami of headlines filling up your feed.
If there are particular contents and subjects you would like to stay updated on, Feedly is your new best friend. It is basically an RSS feed of your favorite news and article sources. It displays the headline, a couple of lines of text, and a link back to the original piece on your feed. All you have to do is provide actionable keywords to its AI researcher, and it’ll fill up your feed with relevant information right away.
As a productive blogger, you always want to stay on top of your game. Instead of following multiple channels for the latest happenings in the industry, tips and tricks you never knew about, and courses to empower your writing skills- enjoy your all-in-one chrome feed for a centralized reading experience!
Writing and managing a blog is no easy feat. Coming up with content, strategizing your publication channels, and staying consistent is genuinely a lot of pressure on bloggers, so a little help in these endeavors goes a long way.
We hope these extensions will help you optimize your content, ideate new blog ideas, stay productive and avoid the dreaded writers’ block. Once again, thank you for reading. For any questions, don’t forget to comment below!