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27 Awesome Blogging Resources


Whenever I mention my blog to someone, they immediately ask about HOW. How they can start one, what my favorite tools are, and how I manage them all. Here are some of my favorite blogging resources that will help you maintain your blog, increase productivity and manage your social media accounts.


Social Media

Website Resources:

  • Blogger - I started blogging through Blogger, which was free, easy to edit, and customizable enough for a newbie.
  • Wordpress.org - Not to be confused with wordpress.com (the free platform). Wordpress.org is a self-hosted platform that is fully customizable and gives you full control of your site. It is great for when you are ready to monetize your blog.
  • Google Analytics - Helps you track your page views, visitors, popular posts and more.
  • Godaddy - Where I purchase domain names. Search for coupon codes and you can buy a domain for as little as $1.99!
  • Bluehost - Were I host my blog. They've been extremely helpful with any issues or questions I have pertaining to my site.
  • HelloBar - A tool tha you can use to add a bar at the top of your site to highlight important things to your readers. I use it to collect e-mails for my newsletter.
  • Mailchimp - Easy and user-friendly newsletter campaign creator.

Design

  • Picmonkey - Online photo editor
  • Canva - Online graphics creator

Tech:

  • DSLR Camera for great photos/videos - I have a Canon Rebel t3i, the Canon Rebel t5i is a huge upgrade from my camera but the latest version is the Canon Rebel t6i.
  • Lenses - Every blogger (including myself) swears by the Canon EF 50mm lenses. The f1.8 is the cheaper version and the f1.4 is the mid-level version.
  • MacBook Pro Mid 2014 - I started off blogging with a Mackbook Pro back in 2011 and it changed my life! Editing videos and photos are a breeze, and these powerful machines can handle a ton of video, photos, documents, and games without any issues.
  • Backup Harddrive - Because you don't want to lose all of those valuable videos and photos.
  • Video Editor - I started off with iMovie and just upgraded to Final Cut Pro.

Apps:

  • Evernote - write blog posts, to-do list, & write down ideas
  • After light, VSCOcam, & Afterfocus - Will help improve your cellphone camera photos
  • Instafollow - Track Instagram followers
  • InstaRepost - Repost photos on Instagram
  • Periscope - Live streaming app
  • Vidstitch - Edit videos for Instagram

Please let me know if you've enjoyed this post. I'd love to share more tips and tricks I've learned along the way with you all!

27 Awesome Blogging Resources



Whenever I mention my blog to someone, they immediately ask about HOW. How they can start one, what my favorite tools are, and how I manage them all. Here are some of my favorite blogging resources that will help you maintain your blog, increase productivity and manage your social media accounts.


Social Media

Website Resources:

  • Blogger - I started blogging through Blogger, which was free, easy to edit, and customizable enough for a newbie.
  • Wordpress.org - Not to be confused with wordpress.com (the free platform). Wordpress.org is a self-hosted platform that is fully customizable and gives you full control of your site. It is great for when you are ready to monetize your blog.
  • Google Analytics - Helps you track your page views, visitors, popular posts and more.
  • Godaddy - Where I purchase domain names. Search for coupon codes and you can buy a domain for as little as $1.99!
  • Bluehost - Were I host my blog. They've been extremely helpful with any issues or questions I have pertaining to my site.
  • HelloBar - A tool tha you can use to add a bar at the top of your site to highlight important things to your readers. I use it to collect e-mails for my newsletter.
  • Mailchimp - Easy and user-friendly newsletter campaign creator.

Design

  • Picmonkey - Online photo editor
  • Canva - Online graphics creator

Tech:

  • DSLR Camera for great photos/videos - I have a Canon Rebel t3i, the Canon Rebel t5i is a huge upgrade from my camera but the latest version is the Canon Rebel t6i.
  • Lenses - Every blogger (including myself) swears by the Canon EF 50mm lenses. The f1.8 is the cheaper version and the f1.4 is the mid-level version.
  • MacBook Pro Mid 2014 - I started off blogging with a Mackbook Pro back in 2011 and it changed my life! Editing videos and photos are a breeze, and these powerful machines can handle a ton of video, photos, documents, and games without any issues.
  • Backup Harddrive - Because you don't want to lose all of those valuable videos and photos.
  • Video Editor - I started off with iMovie and just upgraded to Final Cut Pro.

Apps:

  • Evernote - write blog posts, to-do list, & write down ideas
  • After light, VSCOcam, & Afterfocus - Will help improve your cellphone camera photos
  • Instafollow - Track Instagram followers
  • InstaRepost - Repost photos on Instagram
  • Periscope - Live streaming app
  • Vidstitch - Edit videos for Instagram

Please let me know if you've enjoyed this post. I'd love to share more tips and tricks I've learned along the way with you all!
Tiffany Arlene
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