Sometimes when you’re just getting started with a blog or website, things can seem a bit overwhelming. I thought it might be helpful to show you some of the blogging resources I use to make my blog happen, so check back often for updates!
One of the best photo editing software I’ve located has been Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. It contains Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Adobe offers a vast amount of online tutorials if you’re unfamiliar with the software. It’s relatively easy to learn, and the software works well enhancing any photographs. I subscribe to the monthly plan, but there is also an option to purchase the software for download on your computer. The software itself can be a bit costly, so you may want to try the monthly version before jumping in and purchasing the downloadable software.
As you may have noticed, I’m a huge fan of being cost-effective if you are just getting started with your website. Some items will be more expensive than others, but I like to start on the less expensive end and work my way up. When I first started out, I needed a camera. I wanted a DSLR, but it wasn’t in the budget. Instead, I chose a good point and shoot. The Canon Powershot SX520 16Digital is a good camera for beginners while you’re waiting to upgrade. Some trial and error is standard, and it may take some practice to make it work for your photo type. Overall, I’m happy with my choice.
The camera I use requires a memory card. My preference is to use the Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up a lot of space. This card holds a ton of pictures and is inexpensive, so it’s my top pick.
I had done a ton of research before I decided to start my food blog. At some point, I stumbled across a website called Food Blogger Pro. It’s a subscription-based website with videos, tutorials, and forums to assist its members with jump-starting their food blog. This site makes starting a blog simple. Food Blogger Pro offers a free trial, so if you are thinking of starting a website, I highly recommend checking it out. I would even recommend it to someone who is thinking of starting any website, not just a food blog. It’s 100% worth it.
Foodie Pro is a Studio Press theme by the developer, Shay Bocks. It’s the theme I use to display Berly’s Kitchen. Foodie Pro is a well put together, clean, and sophisticated theme that’s easy to use. Shay Bocks has a website with tutorials, resources, and support to help with site setup, so the decision to use Foodie Pro was a no brainer.
I recently changed hosting companies from Bluehost to Siteground. I absolutely love Siteground and have nothing but good things to say about them. They are fast, efficient, and the customer service is outstanding. The pricing is very reasonable, and their site provides tons of tutorials to assist with any questions. I highly recommend Siteground for your domain hosting needs.
The Rainmaker Platform is a slick software used to run websites, and it’s everything you need all rolled into one. The great thing about Rainmaker is you don’t have to know HTML code and there is no need for plugins. The developers thought of everything, so your website is up and running in no time. That means you can start growing your followers immediately instead of worrying about fine tuning a website.
Recently, I added a new tool to my blogging resource arsenal. I’ve only been using it a few days, but I absolutely love it. It’s Viraltag, and it’s a scheduling service for multiple social media platforms. In a nutshell, I spent a couple hours last weekend selecting several posts that I wanted to pin to various Pinterest boards and tweet out on Twitter. Viraltag allowed me to choose the dates, times and frequency the posts would go out to the different platforms. All I had to do was schedule and DONE! Viraltag can also to schedule to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. I’ve saved so much time since signing up, and I’ve been able to effortlessly grow my social media following. The best part is my traffic has grown exponentially in just a few days! Viraltag is worth the investment.
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