Many people think that blogging is easy and it’s just about writing articles. But, Blogging has never been an easy task and If you are a blogger then you might know this very well.
Blogging takes a lot of efforts and time to grow a blog. You need a good keyword and then research for your article and then you write an article. And work does not end here, once you published your artcle then you need a platform to grab visitors.
There are many tools available on Internet like SEMrush, ahref but these too costly and it’s almost impossible to buy these tools for a new blogger.
Here I have some Firefox add-ons that can save your a lot of time and effort.
8 most useful free Firefox add-ons for bloggers to make blogging a bit easy.
We all know that writing content is not enough to run a blog. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the most important part of it. People spend thousands of Rupees for keyword research, backlinks and other stuff essential for SEO.
SEOquake is a free Firefox add-on that provides all the SEO related details of any webpage you visit. It shows internal, external and backlinks of any page. you can also compare different URLs with the help of this add-on.
The best thing about it is you don’t need to put every link in search to see the results. You just need to install this add-on and then connect your free SEMrush account with it. It’ll show all details on the top of the page. somthing like this.
Spelling and grammar mistakes, these are two common mistakes in blogging that we all do while writing an article.Wordpress has also has it’s own proofreader feature. But, we all know that its not sufficient. And, that’s why many bloggers hire proofreaders for this.
Hiring a proofreader is not a bad idea but its for them who have high income. For a new blogger the best option is Grammarly. It also charges if you buy it. But at starting I would suggest you to go with it’s free version.
It works as a proofreader and finds common grammar mistake as well as spelling mistakes with high accuracy rate.
Screenshot is one of the best feature for a blogger as well as a normal person. We often need to take screenshots for many purposes. But what if I ask you to take a snapshot of whole page.
Well, no such feature is available in traditional screenshot techniques. But, don’t worry you can do it with the help of Fireshot add-on. It helps you to take screenshot in many ways like capturing visible part, whole page and selective part.
After that you also have option to save shot either as image or pdf. You can save or export your shot with this add-on.
Ok! you have written and published your great article. But what next? Social shares right! But opening every site one by one and then sharing your article to those sites can really be annoying.
With the help of this add-on, you can share your article at multiple social site at once because you will have all social network links at one place.
5. Firefox Pocket
What do you do when you find somthing important on web? Bookmark right! Bookmarking is a great tool in itself but it often becomes annoying when you have many links bookmarked.
Here, Firefox pocket can help you. You can save your link with different tags and categories that can help you to find them again. You can also access your pocket data on different devices with one click.
6. Feedly Subscribe
As a blogger we need to follow many blogs so that we can get updates on related topics to our blog niche. But email subscription can really be annoying because we don’t want to get spam email notifcation.
For it RSS feed subscription can be the best option because it doesn’t annoy you and also loads faster.
Feedly Subscribe add-on is my favourite add-on for RSS feed subscription. Its user interface is simple and user friendly and that’s why I personally use it.
7. Copy plain text
Sometimes in blogging we need to copy some text from other sources like quotes or reports. But, we don’t want to copy it’s format, links or scripts.
For this, Copy plain text add-on can be very helpful. It copies only visible texts without any formatting or link. This can save your a lot of time of writing an article that you spend on clearing the formats and links of the text.
8. Google Translate
Last but not the least, If you write in multiple language then Google Translate add-on can be super helpful for you. As we all know Google translate is wonderful tool by Google to translate hundreds of local and international language.
If you have blogs in different language or you publish your articles in multiple language then, you should use this add-on. I’m sure you’ll love it.