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Best Blogging Resources For New And Old Bloggers

By May 14, 2015 April 29th, 2018 7 Comments

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I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years. That’s a couple of lifetimes in terms of the internet, and blogging has changed a lot over that time! I’m always looking for blogging tips and tutorials and new tools to try. There are a few things that I look at or rely on almost daily when it comes to my blog. Some of these blogging resources are still fairly new to me, while others have been part of my blog for years.

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The Best Blogging Resources For New And Old Bloggers

1. Google Analytics. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Blogger, WordPress or another platform. Install the Google Analytics code so you can see your improvements, and what your readers are looking for.

2. PicMonkey. I’ve used Photoshop for years (more than 15 years) and I find myself going to PicMonkey to edit images. It’s easy and there is a free version. As long as you have an internet connection, you can edit or create an image.

3. FeedBurner. You can use this tool for your RSS feed or even your newsletters, if you’re just starting out. I can control the summaries and length of post shown in a feed with FeedBurner.

4. Good plugins – if you’re on WordPress. Akismet is one of the first plugins I install when I am helping friends or clients with blogs. This will cut down on the amount of spam comments that make it into your comment queue.

5. An editorial calendar. Try the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin or even use Google Calendar. They’re both great and can help you stay on track as you plan your blog.

6. Triberr. I get the most exposure through a small group I joined in Triberr. Get your blogger friends on board, and everyone can share each other’s posts on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. It’s easy, takes very little time, and you’re able to help your tribe gain more exposure. (You benefit when your friends share your posts.)

7. Books about Blogging. I love reading good books about blogging, especially from bloggers of similar niches. Occasionally I’ll purchase e-books. I read Blog Inc. just a few months ago and it has helped me in several areas.

What tools help you the most on your blog? What would you recommend I check out?

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About Jaime McKee

Jaime writes Love, Jaime. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, young son and cat. Jaime works full-time out of the home and started blogging more than 10 years ago. She is an avid runner, music lover and crafty person – all of which you’ll find on her site. You’ll find her on Twitter @jaimemckee, Instagram @jaimemckee and on Facebook.

7 Comments

  • muddser says:

    Great information’s

  • Hi Jaime,

    Thanks very much for a terrific post. Even blogging for 5+ years, I feel like there’s so much I still don’t know. BTW – I’d never heard of Triberr before and I’m definitely intrigued. I’ve signed up – but not 100% sure I know what I’m doing yet (…I’m a little slow when it comes to figuring out how to integrate stuff like that…but eventually I catch on). 🙂

    Thanks again!

  • Tammi Young says:

    Thanks for the great resources. I haven’t heard to Triberr before but will check it out. Love Blog Inc. and an editorial calendar is a must!

  • Brooke says:

    i should do a better job of editing my photos. thoughts on a watermark?

  • Lori Hil says:

    Thank you for this list! I have never tried Triberr. Maybe it is time to take the plunge and give it a go. Will tweet!