Happy Magic Monday girl. Its another beautiful day, and with a beautiful day comes a new blog post to start off the week. This one is for my blogger babes.
Blogging is all about being yourself, building your brand, and improvement. We all want to become better, and gain more recognition as a blogger, amirite? In today’s post I’m going to share with you 3 websites that every blogger should be using. My goal is to help you become the best version of you, and these are three platforms will help you get there. So, let’s get right into it:
- WordPress – I’ve always recommended WordPress. In my opinion, this platform is the best for bloggers – especially if you’re thinking of turning your blog into a business (which you should be if you want long-term results). One thing about WordPress is that it has a large variety of aesthetically pleasing templates. I use pipdig for my theme, but if you want to go the free route, there are plenty of themes on WordPress that you can use. One thing I will note, is that WP does require some tech-savy knowledge. If you are someone who struggles with the technical side of things, then your best bet is to outsource your work to a Web designer. Today, 90% of bloggers use WordPress – it’s totally worth it in the long run.
other website resources:
- GoDaddy & Bluehost – website hosting & domain
- Grammarly – a free app that checks your grammar and spelling. It’s so helpful to check your spelling!
- Jetpack – keep track of your blog stats and where your traffic is coming from
- Genesis – SEO optimization themes that most 6 figure bloggers use
One thing I also love about WordPress is how easy it is to insert and show off your blog images like this one….isn’t my iced coffee adorbs?
2. Canva – Girl, hop on this if you haven’t already! I love Canva because its a great app to help you create the most beautiful graphics for your Insta stories and blog. It’s super easy to use once you start playing around with it a bit. It can be glitchy at times – which is a problem Canva always had since day 1 – but its fun to use and has some amazing templates for all platforms. Keep in mind, that a blog that doesn’t have eye-catching graphics won’t perform as well as a blog that does. Think about when you search for a video on YouTube – you always go for the video with the thumbnail that catches your eye. This same concept applies to your blog posts. Canva is free (an upgraded version available for $12 a month) and it will help you get more traffic to your website. Here’s an example below of a graphic I used for a previous blog post. I had 114 hits in just one hour. People love engaging and cute images!
3. Pinterest – I cannot tell you how amazing Pinterest is for your blog. Can I get an Amen? I have gained a nice amount of traffic to my blog from Pinterest. There’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be using it. One thing you can do is set up your images so that you can “pin” your photos to Pinteres just by clicking the icon. Pinterest will automatically insert the blog link and title to the board that you choose. When someone clicks on your Pin, they’re taken directly to your blog post.
In these two pins shown below, the impression numbers were really high. This is the number of times my pin was seen on a Pinterest feed. The end goal is to convert these impressions into actual “clicks” to your blog. It takes time, but you will see results in the long run. Stay consistent with how often you post to Pinterest, and you’ll start to see more and more traffic.
I appreciate you coming here each and every week. Be sure to keep up with everything that’s happening in my latest adventures on Instagram. I’ll catch you in the next one babe. All my luv! xx,