Starting your blogger journey and feel overwhelmed on where to start and what you need to grow your blog? That’s how I felt when I started blogging. To help you I’ve shared some recommendations of Resources For Bloggers. If you want to learn how to start a blog in South African or globally, these tips will help guide you.
Being a blogger you have access to hundreds of resources and tools to help you. With so much content out there you can easily get overwhelmed. To help you with your blogging journey I have put together a few of the recommendations that I have used. We are all tight for cash, so I tried to include the cheapest options out there. Who said no to a bargain right?
Struggling to come up with a blog name? We’ve all been there… These should help you decide
Email List Management
You can find these plugins on your plugin search on WordPress.
- Yoast – SEO Tool
- Monster Insights WordPress Plugin – Links to your Google analytics.
- Akismet Anti Spam – Prevents those annoying spam comments
- Jetpack – An all in one plugin that has loads of functionality
- Elementor – This is a WordPress page builder.
- Broken Link Checker – It scans your site for any broken links, which you can then remove
- or fix.
- Site Kit – Works with google analytics
- Popup Subscribe – A popup form for Mailchimp
- WP Smush – Compressors the size of your images.
- Grammarly – Helps with your grammar
- Hubspot Blog Topic Generator – Helps you come up with blog topics
- Hemmingway Editor
Storage & Data Transfer
Platforms For Scheduling
- Planoly – Preferred tool to schedule Instagram and Pinterest posts
- Buffer – Preferred tool to schedule Twitter and Facebook posts.
- Tailwind – Pinterest scheduler.
Instagram Story Apps
These are my favourite apps I use to created beautiful Instagram Story & Pinterest Templates.
- Canva – I use Canva for all my graphics! There is so much you can do with this app.
- Stories Edit
Video Editing Apps
Create beautiful video clips straight from your phone with these apps.
Graphic Design & Editing
- Canva – A perfect all round design tool, create beautiful brand graphics for social media posts, logos and so much more…
Photography & Editing Tools
These tools are great for editing your social media and blog photos.
- A Color Story
Stock Photography Sites
Stock photography is an amazing way for you to use high-quality photos on your website. These are all my favourite places to find stock photography some of these websites do offer a paid monthly membership or you can opt for the monthly freebies.