Below are a list of tools that i’m currently using for my own self improvement and to manage my blog. I thought it would be a good idea to share them so anyone interested in improving both the technical and non-technical part of their blogging skills can benefit.
These tools have been recommend by some of the top bloggers out there and may not be new to some but for the unfamiliar this is good starting point.
I hope you all will find the resources shared below useful!
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Creating a Blog or Website
WordPress – Unarguably the best open source content management system out there above a host of contenders. I recommend this to any new blogger that is starting out for the first time to use it because of it’s usability. Also i strongly recommend you obtain your own domain name to give your brand it’s own unique identity.
Domain and Hosting Services
HostGator & Bluehost – I’ve had experience with three different hosting services and out of the three i can only recommend HostGator and Bluehost. They both have great customer service, easy to use cPanel and reliable service.
Learn how to Blog
31 Days to Build a Better Blog – Great ebook for anyone looking for a complete newbie guide to push start their blogging journey.
Start a Blog That Matters – Another great resource for new bloggers to take full advantage of to help in developing their blogging skills.
Professional WordPress – Great book for anyone looking to learn the ins and outs of WordPress design and development. I’ve decided to purchase it to learn more about WordPress development and to challenge myself to create my own WordPress theme in the future.
HootSuite – There are quite a few social media management tools out there to get the job done and Hootsuite is at the top of the list for me when it comes to manage multiple accounts. I’ve recently started using it and so far i’m loving the user friendly dashboard and its many useful features.
MailChimp – If you haven’t start building your email list yet you should consider doing so now. There are quite a few services out there to choose from but my favorite is MailChimp because of their great features and user friendly dashboard.