Blogging Resources

As bloggers, we are always seeking recommended blogging tools from our friends and fellow bloggers. Below is a list of my favorites that I currently or have used in the past when I actually self-hosted my blogs.

Disclosure:  Some of below links are  Affiliates, which means that in the event you purchase the product/service, I will be compensated. Thank you in advance. Muwah! xox

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Web Hosts – WordPress.ORG

One of the biggest mistakes a blogger can do is choose a web host based on price and not reputation and research. A bad web host can make or break your website and/or business.

  • GreenGeeks * – Green Geeks became my favorite self-host over the last few years. Prices are economical. Customer and Technical Support is out of this world. The smallest package allows multiple domain websites. Highly recommend!
  • SiteGround – SiteGround is my second favorite. It is very comparable to SiteGround, however, the main difference is in the packaging. The smallest package allows one (1) domain website.
  • Bluehost – Perfect for new bloggers and smaller sites with room to grow. Not recommended for larger sites.

Domains

Although you can obtain a domain through your web host, I prefer to use a company outside of it. This helps in the event you decide to change your web host.

WordPress.ORG Themes

When I was doing Web Design, I had select favorite themes that I would recommend to my clients. Yes, I am an affiliate for some of these WordPress Web Developers, however, these are the most beautiful and easiest to customize (even for a newbie)

Blogging Platforms

WordPress.org is not the only blogging platform. There are many others to choose from depending on your needs.

  • WordPress.com – What I’m currently using.  100% unless you want a custom domain and/or more perks. Yes, you can monetize on WordPress.com!
  • Blogger – Still 100% free unless you want a custom domain.
  • Tumblr
  • Squarespace
  • Duda

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