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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
I feel proud that I’m already taking advantage of many of these great resources. My next step is to get started with all the scheduling tools..I know it will only help me grow grow grow!
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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!
This is great. Thank you. I’ve been using Canva, but have heard a lot of great things about PicMonkey. So that just may be my weekend project.
Stopping by from the BGB FB thread. 🙂
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Thanks, Jessie! BGB! 🙂
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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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!
I have heard of these resources before but I still can’t come around pic monkey. Still trying to figure it out. I use unsplash but they have little or no images in certain categories.
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Hootsuite has been my saving grace! It has really helped me grow my twitter follows and engagement. I also use word press. I hadn’t heard of tailwind, I have been considering Buffer.
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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!
i have started to use tailwind and i can totally see the difference!! i will have to look into hootsuite.
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This is a great list! I have used all of these resources at some point! Thank you for sharing, will pin for new bloggers!
I use most of these resources but I want to check out Unsplash now!
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I had not heard of Unsplash but I am excited! Thank you!
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I just discovered Hootsuite and I have NO IDEA how I was functioning beforehand! It’s so incredibly helpful!
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I love PicMonkey! I use it for all of my images! I haven’t used a scheduler much, but I am trying to work on that. Thank you for sharing these resources!
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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0o0o thanks! I love picmonkey! I’ve never heard of unsplash though! I usually use pixabay!
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I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years and had never heard of Unsplash! You may honestly have changed my blogging game forever hahaha!
I use Canva, but probably only because I found it before any other program. 🙂 These are some great suggestions!
Love those tips! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Love this list. These are all such great tools for bloggers.
Thank you! I’ve been looking for a good stock photo site!
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I’ve never heard of Unsplash. I can’t wait to check it out!
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Upsplash is new to me. All the rest are great, good information you have gathered here.
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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!
Great post! I had never heard of Unsplash but it looks like an awesome resource for stock photos! Thanks for sharing these 🙂
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I’d be lost without my notes! I make a list of ideas as inspiration hits!
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I still haven’t started using tailwind and need to!! Thanks for the reminder.
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I love love love unsplash as well.
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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!