Session Overview: Tech Tools (and Free Plug-ins!) You Need to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

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This session, led by Shannyn Allan of, will cover tech tools to save bloggers time, money and optimize their space in the blogosphere. Learn what to invest in, what to skip, what free tools to make life easier, and time/sanity saving hacks. Learn how to make your blog look and function great without a ton of CSS or artistic savvy, or spending a lot of money!

Topics in the DIY Success: The Tech Tools (And Free Plugins!) You Need to Build Your Blog to the Next Level include:

  • SEO-enhancing plug-ins
  • Time-saving tools you can find online for free
  • How and when to schedule optimal social media posts (using Ahaology, Hootsuite and other free tools big brands use)
  • Useful hacks to save money if you can’t afford a fancy dSLR camera, Photoshop or expensive lighting for product review
  • Other tips to bootstrap your blog when you need to look professional but don’t have the budget for it
The session will also cover “when to DIY & when to hire a professional” — typical questions bloggers have about editing templates, editing photos and creating logos/branded posts.