Resources

When it comes to creating a blog, writing is only the beginning! There are so many steps that go into creating a blog from start to finish. If you are considering starting a blog, these are a few awesome resources that I highly recommend — plus a few that just help me to keep my life together.

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Blogging

Bluehost

I use Bluehost to host my page. Their simple set up made it easy for me to start my site, and their affordable plans were really helpful when I was just starting out. I have had good experiences with their customer service whenever I have had an issue too.

For the Love of Mom

Inez from For the Love of Mom is a rock star when it comes to blogging! Her Facebook groups are full of great information (and fun memes) and her Instagram challenge gave my account a jump start. I can’t wait to check out her other products!

Mailerlite

When it comes to your email list and newsletters, you want an email marketing service that is user friendly. Their site allows you to easily create newsletters with their drag and drop editor, and allows you to set up automation, landing pages and separate email groups. Check them out here!

Amazon Prime

Clearly I spend a lot of my life reading! I find Amazon to be one of the best places to find affordable books, and Amazon Prime allows you to get many of these in only two days! I love the ease of purchasing a book on my phone and having it delivered only a few days later (although my bookshelves may disagree about this being a good thing!). Amazon Prime also offers a wide variety of other awesome options, such as Amazon Prime music (lots of children’s songs) and Amazon TV (Dora the Explorer and more children’s programming available). Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Organization

Trello

Trello is a great tool for keeping your to do list in order. Easily create categories and move your task along from column to column as you complete them. Check it out!

Tailwind

I use Tailwind to manage my Pinterest scheduling, and if you are a blogger, I highly recommend you do the same! Tailwind is easy to use and helps you streamline your pinning, so your pins get to  your target audience when they are most likely to see it. Start a free trial today!

Google

I know, right? You’re thinking “Duh Vicki!”. But seriously, Google tools make a HUGE difference when it comes to blogging and organizing my life! The amount of Google Chrome extensions that save me time during the day are incredible. Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Gmail are all hugely helpful too. Once I started getting myself organized on Google, my productivity took a major turn!