Links I’m Loving – Blogging Tips

I have a confession to make.

I really like lists. 

As in, sometimes I create a list of lists that I can make.  And while this might not seem like a good thing, the reality is that my affinity for lists has helped make me a very organized person.  So a couple of months ago when I decided to take this “blogging thing” seriously, I started keeping a list of blogging resources that were either really helpful or that I wanted to save for later because I knew they would be helpful down the road.

And then I got to thinking…if my purpose with this blog is to inspire you to try new things then I should be sharing this list with you so that you can check out new blogs and new resources!

50+ Blogging Resources | Girl on the Move Blog

I have attempted to organize these links in a way that makes the most the sense to me, so here goes….


Dear Bloggers, This Should Terrify You a Little Bit from Jon Acuff (thoughts on a younger audience)

The #1 Question You Should Be Asking Your Blog Readers from The Blog Maven

Solid Ways to Provide Value to Your Blog Readers from Positively Peggy

5 People to Consider for Your Blog Audience from Michael Hyatt


Blogging on the Go

12 Mobile Apps for Blogging from SlimSanity

10 Best Apps for Blogging on the Go from Creative Kristi


Getting Started with Blogging

How To Blog from Amy Lynn Andrews

How to Start a Blog from SITS Girls

Everything You Wish You Had Known About Blogging from the Beginning from SITS Girls

13 Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner from Bring Joy

9 Things Bloggers Should Do from Sondra Lyn at Home

Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers from Cookin Canuck

10 Things to Do in Your First Three Months of Blogging from SITS Girls

3 Things Every New Blogger Needs to Do Right Now from Rebekah Radice


Media/Public Relations

What to Include in Your Media Kit from Aprons, Trainers and Bibs

How to Make a Media Kit that Rocks from The Blog Maven

5 Simple Tips for a PR Friendly Blog from Running on Real Food


Monetizing Your Blog

How Do I Get Started Making Money as a New Blogger? from Amy Lynn Andrews

71 Sites for Monetizing Your Blog from The Missing Niche

How to Make Money Blogging: Working with Blog Networks from Diethood

How to Make Money With a Blog from Christian PF

You Don’t Have to be a Huge Blogger to Make Money Blogging from Blogging on the Side

How Bloggers Make Money from Neon Fresh

7 Sites to Help You Make More Money with Your Blog from SITS Girls

How to Earn Money Blogging from The Nectar Collective

Connecting with Brands from My Crazy Good Life

How to Run Kick Butt Blog Sponsorships from Life Could Be a Dream

Monetize Your Blog with One Simple Adjustment from Hobby to Hot


SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

How to Create SEO Friendly Blog Post Titles from SITS Girls

Utilizing SEO from Joyfully Organized

Beginner’s Guide to SEO from Moz


Social Media

Social Media 101: Expanding Your Reach from The Sunny Patch

How to Add Social Media Links to Your Blog from Sprouts n Squats

How to Create Your Own Social Media Icons from Something Swanky

Free Social Icon Silhouettes from The Blog Designer Network

Twitter 101 from Mrs. Tee

Using Twitter for Your Blog from Eat Pray Run DC

Understanding Twitter Analytics from Brooklyn Active Mama

How to Use Facebook Interest Lists from A Dish of Daily Life (you should definitely check this out!)

How to Use Pinterest Buttons to Increase Traffic from A Dose of Paige

How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your WordPress Blog from Snap Creativity

How to Grow Your Blog with Pinterest from Rain on a Tin Roof

How to Make the Best Pinterest Boards to Promote Your Blog from Louise Myers



11 Helpful WordPress Plugins for Your Blog from Running with Spoons

Understanding the Difference Between and from WordPress


Additional Resources

31 Days to Building a Better Blog from Pro Blogger

Are You in Control of Your Blog’s Email Subscriptions from Blog Genie

Creating Quality Content from Life Could be a Dream

My Favorite Cursive Fonts from Aprons, Trainers, and Bibs

Line Up Images with an Easy HTML Table from Moms Make Money

Building a Blog is like Running Your First Marathon from RunBlogger

26 Blogging Tools Used by the Pros from TwelveSkip

5 Affordable Blogging Investments from The Mommy Mess

How to Perfect Your About Me Page from SITS Girls

15 Clever Ways to Get New Blog Traffic from Sunshine and Sippy Cups

14 Blogging Rules I Follow Religiously from Fabulous Blogging


What other resources have you found helpful that I should be including on this list?!?

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  1. Great resource! I especially like the links in the monetizing and the “additional” sections. I’m going through and opening them all, and bookmarking a bunch!

  2. I love this list–very helpful! One of the things I love to do is find and curate resources–it’s something I’m working on for my blog right now. This is a great resource and I love the organization (disorganized lists overwhelm me!). Thanks so much for sharing.

    Visiting from #sitssharefest today.

  3. This is a wonderful compilation of resources. I appreciate when bloggers share information on what they learn. That is what makes all of us a community 🙂 More power to your blogging! I really enjoyed this post!


  4. Thank you so much for this post. I’m a brand new blogger and the amount of information is overwhelming. I really appreciate you listing everything in one place.

  5. I love your list and recognize a lot of names on here and some new ones I want to check out and THEN… I notice that my post for SITS Girls is there! How cool is that! 🙂

  6. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A small number of my blog visitors have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any advice to help fix this problem?

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