60+ Blogging Resources For Your Blog

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60+ Blogging Resources For Your Blog

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I created this list of services and products in this single page, out of which I use some for my own blogs on a daily basis (which I can highly recommend you) and/or some which are highly recommended by people I highly trust.

You can get all these quality products and services in this one place.

This page can save you a lot of time and tons of money which you are willing to spend on researching the best products and services available out there for your blog.

 

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Blog

 

Platform –

WordPress:

This is my number 1 recommendation if you are thinking about blogging. I have started blogging with WordPress…like forever.

It has a simple, user-friendly interface and doesn’t require any coding knowledge. So, it is great for people who have no idea how to write a code.

Today WordPress is not only my favorite blogging platform but also favorite for most other bloggers in this world.

 

Other Blogging Platforms

 

Hosting

 

Siteground HostingIf you have decided to blog with self-hosting (which I recommend), then choosing a best Hosting service provider is important.

Hosting is the home for your blog and if you don’t choose a good hosting service provider then your blog will never reach that success point.

I use Siteground which is the best hosting provider service in my opinion. It has a 99.99% uptime and till now it never slowed my blog.

Plus they have an awesome customer care service. You can use their chat service or you can always call to their customer care number and their friendly customer care executives are always present to give you an instant solution if you ran into any trouble with your blog or you need any suggestions from them.

I also worked with Godaddy which is also a great hosting provider.

 

Blog Design

 

Theme

Fotografie ThemeThere are thousands of themes out there. But, as I wanted to start this blog with a limited budget, I decided to go with a free theme and I installed “Fotografie Theme” Theme. It is free, easy and a simple interface you can work with.

But if you want a good, pro-grade theme for your blog, you can check Theme Forest and Magazine3. I purchased several themes from them for my previous blogs and I must say, they both have pretty awesome themes in their database.

 

Other themes selling marketplace

 

Shoredich Theme: Earlier I used “Shoredich Theme”. I also used Elementor Website Builder to tweak the theme according to my need.

 

 

Marketing

 You wrote your blog post, you published it and now what?

It’s time to do the marketing.

 

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is the most effective and free tool you can use it to reach millions of people and build a community with it. Social Media can be effective but can also eat up your time if you don’t plan it ahead.

Buffer and Hootsuite are the best tools you can use it to schedule your social media post and it will give save you a lot of time which you can use it to do something better for your blog.

For Twitter, you I also use Tweetdeck for tweeting on my account. It is simple to understand and make my Twitter experience much easier.

 

Email Marketing

Mailchimp: Even though you don’t get all the features in your free trial pack, it is still worth it if you are just beginning.  It is very reliable and has some great feature in it.

You will get a free trial pack when you signup for MailChimp, where you can send 12000 emails to your 2000 subscribers every single month, forever.

Other email service providers:

 

Graphic Design

Canva: This will be my first choice, always. This is an online graphic designing tool where you don’t need to be a graphics designer to design one. Their hundreds of cool templates will help you to design an appealing visual for your blog and social media.

PicMonkey: This is another tool which you can use for creating awesome visuals for your blog and social media.

99Designs: If you are looking for a good logo, graphics or any personalized designs, you can search and hire professionals on 99Designs for designing.

 

Photos

 

Content Writing

Evernote: Best tool for writing your blog articles, taking notes and capturing your ideas online.

Grammarly: Helps me write better content without any spelling and or grammatical mistake.

CoSchedule: Helps me write a perfect headline which brings people to my blog.

Hubspot: Another awesome tool to create awesome headlines.

Hemmingway App: A Perfect online tool for checking out your grammar and sentence framing. 

Slick Write: If you want to analyze your writing in detail, then my bet is on Slick Write. It not only helps you in checking errors but helps you analyzing your content for phrases, adverbs, uncommon words etc.

 

Productivity

Evernote: Best tool for writing your blog articles, taking notes and capturing your ideas online.

Trello: Helps me to keep track of almost everything.

Google Analytics: For tracking my page view for my blog.

 

Monetization

Amazon: Make money, simply by recommending products to your readers which you use.

Google Adsense: Place some ads on your blog and make money out of it.

ShareASale: Another affiliate program to make quick money.

Clickbank: One of the biggest affiliate product providers.

 

Best Plugins

Yoast SEO: Helps me to keep my post SEO-Friendly

BackWPup: If you don’t want to lose all your data, because of some stupid problem you had on your blog, you can use this plugin to backup all your files every day.

Better Click To Tweet: Have a quote or a one-liner, you want your readers to tweet? Well, give your audience a one-click solution. Make the quote or one-liner easy enough for your readers to tweet right away.

Broken Link Checker: You have some missing photos or any broken links on your blog? Broken link checker, checks all your links every day and lets you know if there are any broken links on your blog.

Disqus Comment System: I have replaced my WordPress comment section to Disqus Comment System. It’s easy and gives me more control over my comment section

Mashshare Share Buttons: Easy Social sharing tool with a counter

Pretty Link: You don’t want to show a big lengthy custom made affiliate link to your reader once they hover over to a particular link, Pretty Link customs your affiliate link according to you.

Shareaholic: Another Social Sharing tools with lots of options.

SumoMe: A clean Social Sharing and email marketing tool for your blog.

W3 Total Cache: Helps in improving the speed and user experience of your site.

Wordfence Security: Best antivirus, firewall and malware scanner, I have used so far. It sends you a email right away when it sniffs a suspicious activity on your blog.

WordPress Editorial Calendar: Best post scheduler which allows you to schedule your posts, months ahead.

WP-Smush: Having a huge image which is taking too much of your space? Use WP-Smush to reduce your image size without losing the quality of your photo.

WP-Optimize: Helps you in keeping your database clean and optimize it for best results.

 

Photography

Camera – Canon T5i / Canon 700D

Lens – Canon 18mm-55mm, Canon 55mm-250mm

Tripod – Manfrotto MKCOMPACTADV-BK Compact Advanced Tripod

Diffusion For Lighting: Cowboy Studio Umbrella

 

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