Blogger Resources We Recommend…
The blogging community is growing by the minute and, with that, so is the amount of blogger resources available. There are literally tons to choose from!
So where to start? From choosing the best image editors, templates, blog designs and email marketing to name a just few!! We’ve started a list based on recommendations to help you along your blogging journey.
Bluehost – One of the largest and most trusted web hosting services, it provides a “1-click” WordPress install so is well worth choosing if blogging on a WordPress platform.
GoDaddy – GoDaddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. Find out why so many business owners chose GoDaddy to be their Domain Name registrar.
WordPress – By far the most popular platform amongst bloggers appears to be WordPress. It provides you with pretty much unlimited control, with the ability to monetize your site and has a huge amount of designs, plugins and extensions available. WordPress is responsible for 29% of the internet so it’s a good place to start.
Squarespace – Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Domains, eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics, and 24/7 support.
Their platform empowers millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence.
Twitter – is a great social networking platform to reach a wider, more targeted audience. Join twitter chats, share your blog posts and get in contact with bloggers alike using hashtags such as #lbloggers, #fbloggers etc.
Instagram – Instagram is another popular platform for bloggers as a lot of blogs are image based, so much so that we are seeing more and more “instabloggers”. Again, smart use of the relevant hashtags will get you reaching the right audience.
Facebook – Facebook pages and groups have been a great source of promotion for the blogging world. The blogging community is a helpful one so make sure you join those groups and get some ‘like for like’ page views.
Pinterest – With similar benefits as Instagram, Pinterest is a great way to share those images, make your own boards and gather some creative ideas from others, so make sure to get pinning!
Bloglovin – Add your blog as well as following your favourite blogs all in one place. Any blogs you add you’ll get all of their new posts in a feed.
BeFunky – If you’re in need of a fun, easy and powerful photo editor then check out BeFunky. It’s a free online photo editor with added benefits of a collage maker and graphic design. It will definitely help with those all-important personalised banners and blogger images.
PicMonkey – Provides a photo editor, touch up, design and collage maker and another popular tool amongst bloggers. If you’re new to PicMonkey they provide a free trial to unlock the full photo editing and design experience.
Evernote – Evernote is a great tool for organising your personal/professional projects. Its effectively an online filing cabinet that allows you to take notes, create to-do lists and even share with others.
Mailchimp – is known as the world’s largest marketing automation platform. You can send emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise and build your brand
99 Designs – This service brings you great custom design for creating your logo or brand identity. They also come with the promise of ‘A design you love or your money back!’
If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below for us to add to this post and make this a great resource post for bloggers.