BLOGGING RESOURCES

In this post, I am sharing with you personally all the tools and products I use for my blog. I have some friends who have been wanting to start a blog for the longest time, and they feel lost. They don’t know where to start or where to go. So I thought I would compile all the information that I have required over the last couple of weeks and process it into one post. I hope you find some of my blogging resources helpful in building your own dream blog. A little reminder that each blog is different and what may work well for me may not work for you. If there is anything you want to ask me, please comment below or feel free to contact me! Any other tips that you may have, please feel free to drop them below as I would love to hear them. I will definitely check them out and add them to my resources if I think they will work for others as well. BLOGGING RESOURCES LIST BLOGGING PLATFORM  There are lots of platforms to host your website. WordPress, Blogger, Jimdo, Squarespace… I’m not even scratching the surface here. The two most common options are WordPress and Blogger.  BLOGGER VS WORDPRESS Blogger is a service owned by Google that allows anyone to start a free blog in just a few clicks. Your blog or website is hosted by Google, and they take care of everything for you. Blogger is free for a website on a *.blogspot.com subdomain So my blog name would have been http://www.bonditobasic.blogspot.com.  There are no setup fees or upgrade costs. There are no ads on your blog unless you opt-in.  Blogger is seriously simple to use Limited customization options  Blogger is perfect for the person who is just starting out and is unsure of blogging and if it is yet your cup of tea. It will literally cost you nothing to set up your first blog(BONUS!) and you can play around with it as you wish and see if this is something you would want to pursue further.  If you already know that you want to take blogging super seriously and if you need to more creative options (eg. customize your site) then my advice would be: Spare yourself the trouble and go with WordPress from the get-go. WORDPRESS.COM OR WORKPRESS.ORG  The one major difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is who’s hosting your website. WordPress.org is where you’ll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server.  So you have to find a hosting service like HostGator or GoDaddy. WordPress.com, on the other hand, takes care of all of the hosting for you.  Because I have had some issues with self-hosting before I decided to try wordpress.com for my blog. Curious how to set up your ow blog? Check out my 7 step guide on how I have set up Bondi to Basic in one day.  GOOGLE ANALYTICS  Google Analytics –  This is a great tracking tool and it’s free. It shows you how many people are coming to your site, what…

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