Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blogging Resources

Blogging resources? No problem. There are a gazillion different websites out there and everybody has an opinion. Surround yourself with inspiration and resources, but blog YOUR way. Over the past 1.5 years, I've scrolled through enough posts to make my index finger permanently numb. Despite the lack of feeling or sensation, I'd say I've been victorious in my efforts. The following posts and sites are fabulous references. Buckle up buttercup, this list is long.

Blogging Tips:
Blogging for Beginners: Blogger or Wordpress?

Layout & Design:
10 Blog Layout Tips via Katrina of Pugly Pixel
Patterns, Backgrounds, and Blog Buttons via Dear Miss Modern

Tutorials & Online Courses:
Alt Channel: Online courses taught by bloggers and social media experts.

Plan Blog Posts and Blog Brainstorming via A Beautiful Mess
Organization for Bloggers via Creature Comforts
5 Tips for Staying Inspired via A Beautiful Mess

Photography & Clipart:


I realize this list of helpful tidbits is lengthy, but it's meant to be revisited. I could touch on each and every topic myself, but there's really no need to reinvent the wheel. This is the sort of list I would have liked to stumble upon when I started blogging. I consider this compilation of sites and articles bookmark worthy. I hope you find it handy! Later this week, I'll share some of the lessons I've learned from blogging and the goals I've set for this year.

Now, what did I miss? What are your go-to blogging resources?

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