Interested in starting a blog of your own? Let me show you the things that I love and that I can not live without!
I have been blogging for many years now and have learned a few things about what works and what does not.
All of the links below lead to things that I use and that I love. Affiliate links are included for your convenience and you can read my full disclosures here.
WORDPRESS is a great tool for self-hosted blogs. It is user-friendly and there are tons of tutorials to get you started. Wordpress allows for a ton of customization and creativity!
BLUEHOST is the hosting platform I have used from the beginning and I do not see any need to change. They have great customer service and my blog runs like a dream.
CREATING YOUR LOOK
DESIGNER BLOGS does a great job creating a look for your blog as well as adding all of the fun options available. Creating a professional-looking website is a must. Their designers are great to work with!
LEARNING THE BASICS AND NOT-SO-BASICS
BUILDING A FRAMEWORK was the first blogging class that I took. It is full of actionable steps and it will get you on the road to blogging success.
ELITE BLOG ACADEMY is amazing and totally worth the expense. Challenge yourself and get the tools you need to go from hobby blog to legit business!
THE EXTRAS THAT I LOVE AND USE ALL THE TIME
TAILWIND is great for scheduling your Pinterest pins and also your Instagram posts. It saves me a TON of time each month!
PICMONKEY works great for making my pinnable graphics.
CANVA is my resource for creating guides and other downloadable content.
LIGHTROOM is my resource for editing photos.
MAILCHIMP is my newsletter host.
HOOTSUITE helps me keep Facebook and Instagram scheduled.
GRAMMARLY makes sure my commas are in the right places (among other things!)