Why I use Canva for my Blog and Bookstagram

how I use canva

Blogging isn’t just about writing content, you have to create a lot of images for your posts as well. As for Bookstagram, I have to create a monthly photo challenge and items for my stories. For all of these things I use Canva, including the image for this post.

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I have tried a lot of other programs, but Canva is by far my favorite for the following reasons:

  • You can create a ton of different images for IG, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook as well as blogs
  • It is very easy to use, really just drag and drop
  • You can save designs
  • It is easy to use the same colors, fonts, etc.
  • Copying posts is super easy
  • You can change the size of your creations (this is a pro feature)
  • There are a ton of stock photos to choose from (more with pro)
  • You can upload your own photos
  • There is a phone and desktop app – I prefer the desktop though
  • Downloading your creations very simple
  • With Pro, you can save colors, fonts, and logos

Below are some of the images I’ve created in Canva:

Trope Tuesday_ A Link-Up (4)
The Roommate
IG Story
Photo Challenge IG Post

You can see there are a lot of different things you can do with Canva. Because I want my images to have a similar look, being able to save my creations and just change certain things like the text or the book cover is great! While I do use it mostly for my blog, you can use if for every social media platform. But, you can also use it for other items. I created this style guide:


What programs do you use? Would you like to see any tutorials on how I just Canva? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Why I use Canva for my Blog and Bookstagram

  1. I love Canva for everything to do with my blog. I also love using Unsplash for more stock images (check it out if you haven’t already!). I love the idea of creating a style guide and think I might jump on this – beats having my fonts and hex codes written on a sticky note!

  2. I absolutely love Canva! It’s such a life saver for creating consistent graphics. I use it for absolutely everything. I used to use Photoshop and InDesign to create graphics, but since using Canva it’s just way more convenient and efficient having everything in one place. I specifically love how Canva has all the photos and elements you can use to design. – Amber

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