Blogging Tips and Resources

I have been blogging off and on for what feels like forever. When I started out there were no tips, tutorials or how-to’s. I just enjoyed writing, sharing with people online and playing around in Photoshop. I learned a lot of what I know from trying new things, researching and learning through trial and error.

I know when people first start blogging (especially now) they can often be overwhelmed and confused about what to do. I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite blogging tips and resources – regardless of a bloggers experience.

I always like to share with others what I learn about blogging so here you will find the posts that I have personally written about blogging as well as some of the best blogging tips and resources. I hope this helps you to be a better blogger.

blogging tips and resources

Tips

Blogging: The Blogroll: Here I discuss what a blogroll is.

Blogging About My Life: Most bloggers share at least a little something about their life. Here I discuss why you should be transparent and how blogging about your life can be therapeutic.

Follow my Blogging Tips Pinterest Board where I pin my favorite tips from around the web:

Follow UneekDiva | Lifestyle Blogger’s board Blogging Tips on Pinterest.

Blogging Resources & Tools

Like freebies? Check out Creative Market’s Free Goods Of The Week – they offer free fonts, graphics and more!

bluehost Affordable domain hosting for just $3.95/month.

Hostgator is another hosting company that I have used for hertaintedlips.com since 2011. You can save 25% on services by using coupon code hertaintedlips

DreamHost is another popular hosting company and always comes highly recommended by other bloggers.

GoDaddy is where I register nearly all of the domain names that I have purchased.

Blogelina offers a $1 Blog Set-Up. She also offers a lot of great courses and resources.

CoSchedule Is an editorial calendar for scheduling your WordPress blog publishing and Social Media posts.

Connect your web apps and automate boring tasks with Zapier.

bitly Use bitly to shorten those long urls. Comes in handy for twitter posts.

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking platforms. If you don’t have an account yet, go and sign up. Great place to meet new people and keep up with hot topics.

Hootsuite is great social media manager that allows you to schedule posts & publish across several social media sites. Sign up for a Free 30 Day Trial of HootSuite Pro.

ShareASale is an affiliate program for websites/blogs. Earn money by promoting products and/or companies that you have used and recommend.

Thesis Theme for WordPress: Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

WP Curve: Unlimited 24/7 WordPress Support

Dropbox is an online file storage manager. You can download it to all of your devices and have access to your files (pictures, documents and so on.) You can also share files with others. If you do not have an account and use this referral link we will both get 500MB of free space.

bluchic wordpress themes

Fiverr : I cannot say enough about this website. I have some gigs that I do for bloggers and business owners but I have also paid for services from others. Each gig is just $5 – there are people that do blog designs, marketing, install programs, create graphics and so much more. Here is a FREE gig on me (worth $5).

Step-by-Step WordPress Video Tutorials: Some people learn better when they are able to watch and follow along with visuals.

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

BoardBooster helps you to schedule and organize your Pinterest boards.

Tailwind is used to schedule Pinterest pins. It allows you to schedule pins, launch promotions and it also lets you analyze your results.

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