When I first started my blog, I spent hours upon hours researching blogging resources to help me make my blogging life easier.
For the past few years, I’ve gathered quite a few resources so today I decided to share them with you. Some of these I discovered through other bloggers and others I found randomly.
Hopefully, these resources will make your blogging life easier and more enjoyable.
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EasyWp is the hosting service I use for my blog. You have the option of paying for your hosting monthly or yearly which is something I really like.
Namecheap is my domain provider and they are also the owners of EasyWP which spares you the headache of having to tranfering domains.
Tailwind is the best Pinterest scheduler, by far! You can schedule hundreds and hundreds of pins, have access to your Pinterest insights and many more cool features.
I use buffer to schedule my tweets. You can schedule 10 tweets at a time with the free plan or have unlimited scheduling slots with a paid plan
Planoly is my favorite instagram scheduler. You can schedule a whole month’s worth of instagram posts for free! My favorite feature is the hashtags section where you can create templates of hashtags to add to your posts instead of having to write them down every time.
Yoast SEO is a game changer when it comes to optimizing your blogposts. SEO is such a big part of a successful blog and this plugin helps you create the best blogposts!
Smush is an image compressor plugin. It compresses all the images you upload to your blog which makes your blog load faster. Nobody wants a slow blog so this plugin is a must in my opinion.
Social Warfare is a pulgin that allows your readers to share your posts on social media. It adds a little bar on your posts qith social media icons that your readers can click and share specific images from your posts made for each social media network.
Monster Ingights lets you integrate your wordpress blog in Google Analytics. It’s pretty easy to set up and extremelly easy to use.
Coolors is a website where you can create a color pallette for your blog. You can add your own colors or the website can generatea random color palette (that you can still modify to feet your taste)
Dafont is a website where you can download free fonts to use on your blogpost graphics
PHOTOGRAPHY / GRAPHICS
Canva is my favorite place to create graphics for social media. It’s super easy to use and you get access to a ton of templates, fonts, photos and other elements.
I love VSCO to edit pictures on the go. My favorite filters are A6, M5, and AL3
I mainly use Snapseed to make the backgrounds of my pictures black and white and to brighten up a certain area using the selective tool
I’ve played with this app for a while and really liked it. If you like bright colours this app has the perfect filters for you
I like using Facetune for minor details like erasing those stubborn pimples. My favorite toll though is the details tool. I use it mainly to bright out certain features of my face, like my eyelashes, or to brighten up the small details of my bag or shoes.
Grammarly is probably the app that has helped me the most with my blog. As you might know, English is not my first language and although I’ve been speaking it for 15+ years, there are times when I don’t know how to spell a specific word. There is where Grammarly comes in. The app also helps you construct sentences in more cohesive ways.
I use Shopstyle in pretty much all my fashion blogposts (and sometimes in lifestyle posts too). It’s super easy to set up and is a great way to earn some cash
If you have a big following and great engagement, reward style is a great affiliate program for you to sign up for. Unlike Shopstyle where you can just sign up and you’re done, Rewardstyle is a more selective program, and only some people get accepted
On almost every retail website you can sign up to be a part of their affiliate program. I find this really cool as you can make money from your favorite brands
Courses & Ebooks
- How to Be a Highly Successful Content Creator
- How to Build Your Epic Online Business
- Master Guide to Blogging for Profit
- Mastering the Art of Affiliate Marketing
- Pro Email Marketing Tips for Bloggers
- Ultimate SEO Boss
- Pinterest Marketing Course
- The Blog Monetization Course
- Paid to Post
I use Notion mainly to keep track of everything and anything from my blog to my personal life. It’s truly an all-in-one productivity app.
Although I do love Notion, it takes a while for the app to open, so when I want to just jot down something quickly, I do it in Evernote as it opens much quickly. I then transfer them to my Notion when I do my weekly resets.
Disqus can be installed on your blog to enable comments on your blogposts.
Unroll.me helps you to manage all your email subscriptions by combining them into one email. You’ll get a new email every single morning with all you newsletters instead of recieveing a ton of emails a day.
IFTTT connects your social media accounts so that what you post on one platform can be posted on another. For example, you post a picture on Instagram and IFTTT will post it on your Pinterest account.
If you want more blog tips I have a few blogposts where I share my best tips