I thought I would share some of my favorite blogging and social media resources here for easy reference.
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Improve Your Blog
A couple of people (me included!) and tools to help you improve your blog.
First Site Guide – Want to blog but have no idea where to start? This is your first stop!
Start Blogging Online – Another resource if you want to start a blog, with a step-by-step tutorial.
PicMonkey – Easy and free online photo editing website. Pay an annual fee to access their premium features.
Fotor – Another great free online photo editing website.
Canva – Design your own posters, blog headers and graphics!
Free Stock Photographs
Need photos for your blog posts but don’t have time to take one yourself? Here are some great sites to go to (note: please use free stock photography with care, and always attribute them properly).
Writing Tips and Prompts
These are my favorite places to go for writing tips, and to get ideas for blog posts.
Writing Strategies by Sluiter Nation
Daily Prompts by Plinky
Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop by Mama Kat’s Losin’ It
The Step by Step Guide to Creating Hundreds of Blog Post Ideas by Digital Rhinos
Designers I Have Worked With
Cynthia designed my first WordPress blog, and when I changed blog names/ domain. She does illustrations as well, which lends a great customized touch for any design.
Designers Who Have Rocked Other Bloggers’ Socks Off
I haven’t worked with these designers before, but I’ve heard great testimonials from other bloggers!
Social Media Resources
These are a few basics you need to know if you want to rock social media.
Blog Planners and Printables
I love these awesome blogging organizing tools!
First Site Guide: A really helpful website to get you off the ground when you want to start a site for your business, or blog for fun. I really liked this post about the ins and outs of website hosting.
Freelance/ Writing Opportunities
These sites has great information on where and how to submit to websites outside of your blog, including paid and unpaid opportunities.
Make Money – Advertising & Sponsored Posts Networks
These sites connect bloggers to brands, offering sponsored post and product review opportunities, and some offer you the opportunity to sell ads on your blog.
Bloggers Required (UK-based, but with opportunities for USA, Canada, worldwide)
Brand Meets Blog (Australia-based)
I read these blogs/ websites regularly for the latest in blogging, writing, and social media.