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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.
I made the move over to Lyrical Host* this year and it’s honestly been one of my best blogging decisions yet. I thought that moving hosting would be difficult and fiddly, and worried about my emails not transferring across or what I’d do if I found myself with lots of downtime. With Lyrical Host you just don’t need to worry – their support is excellent and very responsive, and making the switch was so easy. I wholeheartedly recommend finding out more about them* if you’re looking to start a blog or are unhappy with your current host. They really are great.
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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