I have been blogging for some time and in that time, I have discovered tools and resources that have been so handy and useful. So, I have put together a collection for fellow bloggers. I have put these into sections such as, themes, tech stuff and design. Feel free to Pin the image above or bookmark this page!
+ SiteGround – This is the hosting service that I personally use. It’s easy to use, has excellent support, and affordable prices. I’ve used Siteground for 2 years now and would highly recommend them.
+ BlueHost – Another great hosting service that many bloggers use. I personally haven’t used this one but I have heard and read great reviews.
+ Pinterest – An online pinboard to collect and save ideas. A great resource if you need some blogging inspiration.
+ Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator – Input keywords to help you come up with a blog topic. Ideal for when you need some ideas.
+ Blog Ideas Generator – Similar to HubSpot, its a great website for helping you come up with blog post ideas.
+ SEO Pressor Blog Title Generator – Another handy blog post generator. Input words and choose from a list to describe your key words such as, a product or event.
+ Google Trends – Check to see what topics are currently trending.
+ 30 blog post ideas for Beauty Bloggers – A list of ideas for beauty bloggers.
+ 30 blog post ideas for Fashion Bloggers – A list of ideas for fashion bloggers.
+ 30 blog post ideas for Lifestyle Bloggers – A list of ideas for lifestyle bloggers.
+ 30 Autumnal Blog Post Ideas – A list of autumnal themed ideas.
+ Hello You Designs – A collection of beautiful themes. My blog is currently using one of their themes! They have easy step-up guides and excellent support.
+ Restored 316 – Another wonderful collection of themes. I have used Restored 316 in the past and
+ Creative Market – A great website to find beautiful themes and all kinds of blogging-related goods.
+ Etsy – Another great website for blog themes.
+ Paletton – Not sure which colours work well together? This handy colour palette does that for you! Simply put in a colour and select from the options to view different colour schemes.
+ Google Fonts – A website where you can download web-friendly fonts.
+ DaFont – Lots of free fonts and allows you to preview them before downloading.
+ 1001 Fonts – Another free font website that allows you to preview the fonts before downloading.
+ Free Calligraphy Fonts – A collection of free pretty fonts for your blog.
+ What the Font! – Seen a font you like but don’t know what its called? Simply upload an image of the font you want to identify and get the name!
+ Flat Icon – Search and download free icons to use on your blog. Handy for social media icons!
+ Pixel Surplus – A useful website full of free fonts, graphics for your blog, and other free goods.
+ Canva – One of the best websites for design. I personally use this and find it so easy to use. Create lots of designs such as, logos, social media posts, planners, checklists, and much more.
+ Pixlr – One of the best photo editing websites. I use this one to edit all my blog photos. It’s really easy to use and comes with lots of features and filters.
+ Picmonkey – Another great photo editing website. Comes with cute graphics, filters and pretty fonts.
+ Where to find the best Stock Photography – A full blog post about the best websites for free stock photos to use on your blog and designs.
+ Unsplash – A great website full of free high-quality stock photos.
+ Pexels – Another great resource for free stock photos.
+ Giphy – Seen those cute little moving images? This is the place to get them!
+ Google Analytics – A fantastic resource that tracks your blog’s statistics, page views and demographics such as what age group your blog appeals to, what are your most popular posts and what keywords people are typing to find your blog.
+ CoSchedule Headline Analyser – Lets you know if you have a good post title or not. It shows you what you can do to improve your title for example, if its too short, too wordy ect.
+ Dropbox – 2GB cloud storage for your files, images or perhaps freebies for your readers! You can send a link to your readers so they can get access to it.
+ Google Drive – Similar to Dropbox, you can store your images, files and so on in one handy place.
+ How to declare Brand Collaboration – Step by step guide how to correctly declare brand collaboration.
+ How to make a Successful Media Kit – How to make a Media Kit and why would should have one.
Plugins (WordPress users)
+ Jetpack Plugin – From design to security, this powerful plugin has everything you need in one place.
+ Yoast SEO – Super handy SEO plugin.
+ Updraft – A plugin that backs up your blog (don’t take the risk!)
+ Feed Them Social – Super easy way for getting your social media short codes.
+ Analytify – Easy to use plugin that let’s you monitor your blog’s statistics such as, page views, demographics and audience.
+ jQuery Pin It Button for Images – A great plugin that let’s you add your own “pin it” button to images.
+ Revive Old Posts – Let this plugin post your old blog posts without you having to spend hours scheduling posts!
+ WP Recipe Maker – Writing a recipe on your blog? Then this plugin is for you! Allows you to list the ingredients, write the method as well as prep and cooking time, temperature and so on.
+ Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho – An in-depth book about blogging featuring advice and tips from other bloggers. A great book fr
+ Blog Wonderful by Dana Fox – A fantastic book for beginners who are new to blogging and covers everything from the basics like starting up a blog to more technical things like photo editing.
+ 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox – A great book for when you need that creative spark.
+ Buffer – Mange all your social media platforms in one place. It’s easy to use and you can schedule posts/tweets in advance. This is the one I personally.
+ Hootsuit – Similar to Buffer (note: this is a paid-for service).
+ 5 Great post ideas for Instagram Stories – Inspiration for Instagram Stories.
+ SkimLinks – A great way to add affiliate links to your blog. I personally use these.
+ Amazon Associates – Earn money by advertising products to your readers. This is another resource I personally use.
+ Google AdSense – A great place to start if you want to display ads on your blog. The ads you see on my blog are done through Google Adsense.
+ Google Ads – Create ads to attract visitors to your blog.
+ Afterlight – A wonderful photo editing app that’s easy to use and includes features such as filters and boarders.
+ A Beautiful Mess – A cute photo editing app that allows you to add doodles, text and boarders.
+ Picfx – Lots of amazing filters to add to your photos.
+ Notes app – A handy app for jotting down those unexpected inspirational moments like blog post ideas.
+ Unfold – A fabulous app that allows you to create beautiful Insta Stories. Choose from different layouts, add lovely text and a pop of colour if you wish.
+ Adobe Lightroom – An amazing photo editing app. This is one of my favourites and I use this to edit all my Instagram photos.
+ Story Luxe – Create stylish Instagram Stories with this easy to use app. Choose from a range of templates, filters and backdrops.
+ Story Art – Another great app for creating wonderful and stylish Instagram stories.
+ Jane – A super cute app that allowed you to create lovely Instagram Stories.
+ 5 Fabulous Apps for Bloggers – A blog post about apps that every blogger needs.