I've been blogging for around 16 months and I love every minute of it. I used to have a website years ago and I really did miss it. I have had great advice from a variety of people, in particular from the lovely Jo-Elle over at The Yorkshire Pudding Blog. Anyway, I thought it was about time I passed on some of my favourite resources to you that I use for my art, journaling and blogging.
This page uses affiliate links, but they are all for products that I use and love myself. I would never endorse anything that I didn't personally use.
Blogging Resources and Recommendations
For my blog and hosting I use Weebly. A lot of bloggers tell you to use Wordpress, but Webly is so easy to use the drag and drop editor.
I'm proud to be a member of the AWIN affiliate scheme, they offer great rewards for bloggers. I am currently signed up in partnership with the following brands: Etsy UK, Paperchase, Hobbycraft, The Range, Create and Craft and many others.
For my newsletter I can recommend Mailchimp. I used to get my email sign ups through a feed, but there were little click throughs. Mailchimp allows me to be a lot more creative with my newsletters.
Pinterest and Tailwind (join here and get $15 off) have massively helped me to get readers to my blog and to increase my traffic. 90% of my traffic is a result of these two. I've also just started using Boardbooster to loop my pins.
Read my Pinterest Tips for Bloggers.
My Favourite Art Resources:
- For a blog planner, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Leuchtturm monthly planner
Read all about it here - Blog Planning Organisation and Planning Goals for 2018
- My main planner is a Travelers Notebook (Uglydori) from Michelle over at Ugly Bug Plans
it is so sturdy and will last a lifetime. I love it.