Blogging Resources

I often get asked about which hosting, themes, plug-ins, and other services that I use to keep this blog and social media running. I thought I would share some of my favorite ones that I am always recommending. I will continue to update this page as I find new resources that I find essential for blogging!
 
Do note, that there will be some affiliate and referral links on this page which I may make a commission from, but at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

Hosting

WPX Hosting has been one of the best purchases I ever made for my blog. It cost a bit more than some of the most popular hosting programs, but it is far superior. 

Since switching in 2019 my site speed has significantly increased, I have experienced no downtime of my site, and their customer support seals the deal. No matter the time, there is always support available, and they are always very helpful. 

 

Pinterest Scheduling

If you are interested in using Pinterest to increase your traffic and take your site more seriously than Tailwind is for you. 

It is the most popular scheduler on the market for a very good reason. Schedule your pins weeks in advance, participate in Tailwind tribes, and view in depth statistics about your performance. 

 

Page Builder (WP Plug-in)

The free version of Elementor has been a WordPress plug-in that I have always had and used. I find it great for building custom pages. 

Recently I decided to take the jump and purchase Elementor Pro and it is an absolute game changer. Anyone can easily build a custom site with this program. No knowledge of coding or html needed!

 

Pin Management (WP Plug-in)

I am a new user of Tasty Pins and already it has made my life far easier. If you use Pinterest with your blog you might be aware of some issue with descriptions and titles moving from blog to Pinterest and with this plug in those problems are long gone. The correct data is always being pulled and it make it easier to manage your pins on your posts. 

Instagram Scheduling

I have been using Planoly for years and I find it overall to be the best app for scheduling Instagram. I have also tested the premium plan for a few months, but I don’t upload enough to warrant using it. 

I love this app because you can plan posts ahead of time to see what your feed will look like. You can save hashtags in different categories which are easily added to your posts. Auto-posting is an amazing feature if you have a business account. 

Communities

Online and in-person communities have been the most valuable in learning how to manage a blog and how to make it a business. They are invaluable resources when it comes to connecting with others around the globe interested in the same things as you. 

If you are based in Slovenia or Ljubljana then I welcome you to join Ljubljana Ladies Create. A community of women content creators from all walks of life. We have monthly social meet ups and workshops where you can learn things like SEO, photography, WordPress, and YouTube. 

Join here.