Becoming a blogger has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life and I am here today because of all the help I received along the way. Ever since blogging the past few years, I often get asked what resources I use for blogging, photography, and computer platforms.
Just as people helped me, I thought I would do the same and create a blogging resources page sharing all my favorite tools to help me along! If you have any questions about anything I use, feel free to contact me anytime! I’d love to help out any budding blogger as much as I can!
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I purchased my big girl camera a few years ago and it’s still my fav. I use a Canon Rebel T2i but hope to upgrade in the next year.
The best investment in my camera gear has been my remote and tripod. Being able set the camera in a corner to get the perfect angle is so much easier with this tripod. It has two extension options on the legs as well as a crank handle to raise and lower the camera. Another plus is that it can shoot in landscape and portrait mode.
Using the remote, I’m able to set the camera in the corner and remotely get the perfect shot.
When I started, I used blogger because it was free, but I wanted to be able to customize my site more, so I switched to WordPress.org which means you need a hosting website.
I opted for Hostgator. I found them to be quite affordable and their customer service is above the mark! When I switched to self-hosting, I had many questions. Hostgator helped me each time I called – plus I got a real person every time!
Photo Editing Tools
For years, I have used PicMonkey as my go to photo editor. It’s user friendly and by upgrading to the pro site, the extra tools and fonts make it a easy to resize and customize your photos. Then I resize my photos using TinyPng.
For Instagram, I use the Snapseed and Word Swag apps.
I love the MailChimp Email Platform. Easy to use and loads of tutorials on how to set it up on their website or anywhere on the web.
Social Media Tools
I love finding things that help make blogging easier – anything that can save me some time!
Boardbooster – love using this to help with Pinning!