Assuming that more than 90 percent of them understands English, I plan to translate some of my articles into my second language. Starting with this one.
If you follow lifestyle blogs, you will surely have seen many posts like 'What's in my purse?', 'What's in my fridge?' or 'What's in my beauty cabinet?' Without any intent to copy the concept, I came up with the idea to show you what's in my favorites toolbar. I sort my favorites by importance from left to right. Most of them are quite well known.
- Gmail: to check my personal mail and subscriptions to news, web shops and job openings.
- Facebook: to stay in touch with my closest friends. My account is private because I want to share my life only with a selected group of people.
- Twitter: to stay in touch with the world. I read tweets to follow news updates and check out interesting links.
- Blogger: to manage my blogs, check statistics and edit my profile. I used to follow blogs with this tool, but I traded it for ...
- Bloglovin: to follow blogs and keep track of which posts I have read and which I haven't. It also allows me to discover new blogs by suggestions based on categories.
- Pinterst: to browse interesting photos, mostly artistic and about lifestyle. I wonder why this is not the first link in my toolbar. I could browse it all day long. Maybe that's why. Pinterest is a highly addictive social network. Some say it is Reddit for women. I'm so glad I'm a woman.
- Youtube: to follow my favorite bloggers and vloggers, and to check out music videos.
- De Standaard: to read the news. With my background in journalism, I was taught to check as many sources as possible, but I'm always inclined to check this website first.
- Bitly: to shorten links so they become easier to share on social media.
- LinkedIn: to share my résumé and to check out companies, articles and professionals that I find interesting or that could help me find a new job.
- Synoniemen (Dutch): to look up synonyms when writing. It makes your text more interesting and less repetitive.
- Woordenlijst (Dutch): to check spellings and to look up if a word actually exists. This is an official website.
- Sleepyti.me: to calculate at what time you should fall asleep. It could be very useful, but the problem is that I cannot sleep on command.
Now that you know my "essentials", I will share some more interesting and surprising websites in the next blog post!