6 Resources For New Bloggers

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Since it has been over 5 years since I started blogging, I figured it would be fun and helpful to share a few of my favorite and what I’ve deemed some of the best blogging resources. Whether you’re new or you’ve been blogging for years, I hope you find something new that makes your blogging life a bit easier.

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1. WordPress

Sure you can use Blogger or wordpress.com but save yourself the annoyance and just start at wordpress.org and go self hosted if this is something you plan to do for awhile.

2. Notes

Whether you use a notepad, notes on your phone or some other app, use this to your advantage. Personally, I use it to keep a running list of post ideas to grab from at a moment’s notice and my HTML color codes for easy access.

3. PicMonkey

Many other bloggers would also recommend Canva but I started using PicMonkey (free version) and never found a reason to try anything else, as it’s pretty easy to use!

4. Unsplash

Let me just say “you’re welcome” now. Unsplash is an awesome resource for stock images and really helps up your image game when you can’t make ALL of your own images. Trust me on that.

5. Hootsuite

Make your life easier and schedule, schedule, schedule! It’s important to be present and interact on social media but scheduling will save you a lot of time and energy!

6. Tailwind

A continuation oh scheduling but this time for Pinterest and let me just say, it’s worth paying for!

Fellow bloggers – what are some of your favorite resources you’d recommend?

30 thoughts on “6 Resources For New Bloggers

    1. Katie Post author

      Yes, schedule!! Don’t forget about the engagement side of things as that’s still important but it just helps keep you on top of things!

  1. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    I have been on Blogger for years and don’t have any issues with my content, credibility, etc. Also, Canva is really great for duplicating graphics to make slight changes rather than having to start over from scratch. I’m also a big fan of Google Docs so I have access to my material wherever I go or whatever equipment I am working off of.
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    1. Katie Post author

      I just don’t like needing to rely on having an internet connection for my Google docs, so I use Dropbox for all that kind of stuff so I can access it anywhere but also when I don’t have internet!

  2. Bree Hogan

    I just started using Tailwind and it was love at first sight, I can’t believe what a difference it has made! Time back in my diary – whoop whoop!

  3. Melanie

    Thanks so much for the great tips. I’ve been blogging since December so I’m really new to all this. I’m currently on blogger but I’m thinking of moving to WordPress at a later time. Is WordPress much different from blogger?
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  4. Erica @ Erica Finds

    I have never heard of Unsplash – thank you!! I use PicMonkey, WordPress, Notes and a bit of Canva like Annmarie. Believe it or not, I don’t schedule social media. I should start. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Annmarie

    I use PicMonkey and Hootsuite all the time! Buffer for scheduling as well as CoSchedule for and editorial calendar are great too. As for graphics I use Canva a lot and that has been a game changer for me!

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