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In the course of my work at Little Love Media (where I guide bloggers on how to take their blogs to the next level), I have shared many links to various resources. I have also mentored a couple of new bloggers, again, pointing them to some useful sites so they can help themselves, so to speak.
I thought I would share some of those favorite blogging and social media resources here for easy reference.
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Designers I Have Worked With
Studio Five 49
Courtney Kirkland is a talented designer, photographer and writer. She designed my blog in its current incarnation!
The Strategic Mama
Vanita Cyril is one of my go-to gurus for all things WordPress and SEO. And what do you know? She designs websites and blogs too! She focuses on those who want to create an online business presence.
Cynthia designed my first WordPress blog, and when I changed blog names/ domain. She does illustrations as well, which lends a great customized touch for any design.
Designers Who Have Rocked Other Bloggers’ Socks Off
I haven’t worked with these designers before, but I’ve heard great testimonials from other bloggers!
Improve Your Blog
A couple of people (me included!) and tools to help you improve your blog.
Little Love Media – Blog Evaluations + Strategies
CommentLuv Premium – 8 Plugins In One (including commenter’s last post, anti-spam G.A.S.P, and many more)
Writing Tips and Prompts
These are my favorite places to go for writing tips, and to get ideas for blog posts.
Writing Strategies by Sluiter Nation
600+ Blog Post Ideas Bank by Kludgy Mom
Daily Prompts by Plinky
Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop by Mama Kat’s Losin’ It
Social Media Resources
These are a few basics you need to know if you want to rock social media. I’m still looking for some useful Facebook tips, but they keep changing things around, so it’s hard to find something current.
Blog Planners and Printables
I love these awesome blogging organizing tools!
I love Vanita! She helped me SEO my business site, and made what is technically challenging, very easy to understand.
Make Money – Advertising & Sponsored Posts Networks
These sites connect bloggers to brands, offering sponsored post and product review opportunities, and some offer you the opportunity to sell ads on your blog.
I read these blogs/ websites regularly for the latest in blogging and social media.
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