Ten by Ten: Blogging Resources

Friday, March 20, 2015

tons of great posts about blogging!

While blogging is a lot of hard work, there are a ton of resources to make it easier. There are thousands of posts about blogging out there and I've found so many to be immensely helpful. I thought I would do a roundup of some of the best ones, including ones I've been using from the beginning and ones I've found just recently. Some of these are from friends in blogger networks I'm in, while some of these are from really great blogs with tons of great advice (you'll probably see their names several times.) Enjoy!

Images & Photography

Merrick's Art: Everything I've Learned About Being My Own Blog Photographer (AKA Tripod Photography Tips)
Delightfully Tacky: Tips for Taking Your Own Outfit Photos
The Fashion Is Mine: Blog Photography Tips
Hairspray and High Heels: 5 Tips for Photographing Beauty Products
Moms and Crafters: How to Take Better Blog Photos
Home School Blogging: 30 Places to Find Gorgeous Images for Commercial Use Free
Endless Bliss Blog: The Ultimate Source for Awesome Stock Photos
Still Being Molly: Six Ways to Take Your Blog Photography to the Next Level
Little Flecks of Gold: Unique Uses for Reverse Image Searches
Venus Trapped in Mars: 25 Fashion Poses for Lifestyle Bloggers

SEO & Traffic

I Can Build a Blog: SEO Basics for Bloggers
Creating and Co: SEO Tips for Bloggers
Little Flecks of Gold: SEO for Absolute Noobs
Behind the Blog: Anatomy of a Blog Post with Great SEO
By Regina: How to Create an Ideal Reader Profile for Your Blog
By Regina: The Non-Techie Guide to SEO for Bloggers
The Wonder Forest: How Can I Get More Blog Traffic?
Krystal's Kitsch: 15 Ways to Grow Your Blog
Elle & Co: 30 Ways to Generate Buzz for Your Blog
The Nectar Collective: 13 Ways to Drive Traffic to Old Posts

Facebook & Twitter

Bloggers Bazaar: How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Blog
Bloggers Bazaar: How to Grow Your Blog with Twitter
Seven Graces Blog: 5 Tips to Keep Your Facebook Page Alive
Zoe Linda: Twitter Blog Chats Time Table
Grosocial: Always Know What to Post on Facebook and Twitter
Fashion Trends 101: How to Increase Your Twitter Traffic
Alt Summit: Growing Your Blog Through Facebook
Life Could Be a Dream: 6 Tips for Growing Your Twitter Community
Canva: 7 Ways to Instantly Transform Your Facebook Page
Alt Summit: Easy Tips for Twitter Growth

Pinterest & Instagram

Katelyn Brooke: How to Make the Most of Pinterest
Bloggers Bazaar: The Blogger's Ultimate Guide to Instagram
Bloggers Bazaar: How to Grow Your Blog with Pinterest
Pop Cosmo: How to Get Traffic to Your Website from Instagram
Singing Through the Rain: How to Write a Perfect Pinterest Pin Description
Skimbaco: 10 Secrets to Instagram Success
Living in Another Language: Using Pinterest to Maximize Blog Potential
Lauren Conrad: How to Take the Perfect Instagram
Rylee Blake: How to Create a Custom Pin-It Button for Your Blog
Style Caster: 8 Tips & Tricks to Help You Style Your Instagram Photos Like a Blogger

General & Other Social Media

Lauren Conrad: Social Media Etiquette (I think everyone, not just bloggers, can benefit from this particular topic. :D)
Lauren Conrad: Social Media Savvy (Again, this topic is not exclusive to bloggers. However, I think bloggers can benefit greatly from exercising common sense on their social media, since it's usually available for potential brands and collaborators to look through.)
I Can Build a Blog: Why You Need a Mailing List
A Beautiful Exchange: How to Promote Your Blog Effectively Using Social Media
Elle & Co: The Best Times to Post to Social Media
Elle & Co: What Every Blogger Ought to Know About Bloglovin
I Can Build a Blog: Google+ What They've Done Wrong...And Right
The SITS Girls: Learn How to Get Visitors Using StumbleUpon
Daily Post: Using Tumblr as a Complementary Platform for Your Blog
By Regina: How to Figure Out Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for You

Community & Motivation

Hudson and Emily: How to Make Friends Blogging
Little Flecks of Gold: Blogger Networks
By Regina: 7 Tips for Finding Your BBFFS and Why You Need Them
Delightfully Tacky: Staying Motivated to Blog
Kayla Hollatz: How You Can Benefit From Blog Jealousy
Wetherills Say I Do: Why Bloggers Need to Support Other Bloggers
Jenny Purr: Five Things to Try When You Hit a Blogging Slump
Kayla Hollatz: Why You Should Share Your Competitor's Content
Blogger's Bazaar: 3 Steps to Help You Get Unstuck and Take Action
XO Sarah: How to Commit to Blogging on a Regular Basis

For Beginners

Katelyn Brooke: Web Terminology for Beginners
A Beautiful Mess: How to Start Your Blog with a Bang
Elizabeth Loves: 5 Tips for New Bloggers
Sparkle & Mine: The Smart Girl's Guide to Starting a Blog (part 2, part 3, part 4)
By Regina: How to Launch a Blog on a Budget
Venus Trapped in Mars: 9 Things No One Tells You When Start a Blog
I Can Build a Blog: The Ultimate HTML Cheat Sheet For Beginners

Design & Layout

Wetherills Say I Do: Graphic Design 101
Little Flecks of Gold: How to Design a Style Guide Using Canva and Blogger
Wetherills Say I Do: 5 Ways to Acheive Consistent Blog Branding
XO Sarah: 10 Little Things that Make a Big Difference in Your Blog Design
Little Flecks of Gold: Best Free Graphics for Your Blog
Gimme Some Oven: The One Thing You Must Do to Every Image You Upload on Your Blog
A Beautiful Mess: 10 Blog Layout Tips
In Spaces Between: How to Write Your About Me Page
Shanice Cameron: 6 Ways to Make Your Blog Pretty
Life Could Be a Dream: 5 Ways to Make Your Blog More Professional (ditto a million times on having a search bar...it's a must!)

Blogging Tools

Life Could Be a Dream: Blog Tools I Can't Live Without
Little Flecks of Gold: Websites Every Blogger Should Know About
The Blog Stylist: The Resources
A Beautiful Mess: 7 Free Tools for Tracking Blog Post Performance
Buzzfeed: 19 Ridiculously Useful Tips Every Blogger Should Know
Gina Alyse: Switching From Blogger to Wordpress On Your Own (Something I have yet to do, but I will definitely be looking here when I do make the switch!)
Laura Kathren: 10 Tools Every New Blogger Needs
Blog Genie: Google Analytics Cheat Sheet
Chits & Giggles: Why I Switched to Adproval
Tail Wind App: 5 Design Tools to Create Pinnable Images

Blog Post Ideas (Over 250!)

Mascara Warrior: 25 Blog Post Ideas
Blog Ambitions: Blog Post Ideas for the New Year
The Work at Home Wife: 29 Beauty & Style Blog Post Ideas
A Girl, Obsessed: 50 Blog Post Ideas
The Best of Intentions: 36 of the Best Blog Post Ideas Ever!
Mostly Morgan: 20 Blog Post Ideas for the Unispired
Postcards from Rachel: 15 Blog Post Ideas
Elle & Co: 50 No Fluff, Content-Rich Blog Post Ideas
Heavens to Betsy: 10 Blog Post Ideas
Helene in Between: 30 Different Blog Post Ideas


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  2. Great round up Emily. Thanks for the feature!