I know so many of you are bloggers or would like to start your own blog, so I thought I’d share some of my posts all about blogging below.
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Here are some of my favourite blogging resources and tools. This list may contain affiliate links where I may receive a commission or discount if you decide to continue and make a purchase, but you won’t be charged any extra for doing so.
This is the webhost that I’ve used for the last… forever years. Their dashboard is easy to understand, support are quick to respond and very helpful, and they’re really low cost for what you get. I think I pay around £3 a month for my plan. If you use the coupon code ‘NICOLASAYS’ at checkout you’ll receive 10% off your hosting bill if paying annually.
WordPress is the content management system that my blog, and many others, run on. It’s easy to install, maintain and customise to get your blog working functionally and how you want it. It’s open source software with an active community so you’re sure to find answers online, and it’s great for learning new skills when it comes to websites.
I’ve only started using Coschedule recently but it’s helping me stay organised when it comes to blog promotion. You can connect Coschedule, a marketing calendar, to WordPress and schedule social media promotion right from your blog or the Coschedule dashboard. I’ll write a post shortly about it in more detail but for now you can sign up using the link above for a free 14 day trial and take a look for yourself.
Not strictly for blogging, but Canva is my favourite place to create graphics for my blog and social media channels. Its easy to use, drag and drop interface lets you play around with templates or add your own photos and graphics to create something unique. Plus… it’s free and a web app so you can use it anywhere. They’ve just released an iPhone app, too.
Tips and tricks
- Photography tips from BlogCamp Bristol
- How to install a custom favicon in WordPress
- How to protect your home address with Whois
- My favourite WordPress plugins #1
- How to find the right name for your blog
Thoughts on blogging
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