Blogging Resources (Part 2)

January 12, 2014

blogging resources part 1 can be found here.

as i previously posted, we're spending the weekend working on all things blog.  i asked yesterday if what other resources people had to add.  here are their tips!

the sits girls are having a build your tribe sign up.  connect with other bloggers in your niche and spend one week working together on activities and just generally meeting new people and support each other with comments, re-tweets, pins, etc.

she also said "i use tweetdeck for scheduling posts.  it has a dashboard or online version.  you can schedule tweets but also create lists for different groups of people and it creates a column for each list so if you want to separate certain bloggers or sponsors etc it will let you do that for you.  also karen from sew many ways has almost 50 blogger tips on her blog for just about anything you want to know how to do."
from elizabeth at southern finesse:
"hootsuite seems complicated but trust me you can learn the base level stuff like scheduling tweets in no time. after you get used to using it for scheduling then you can play around and see if you like any of the other features."

"there's a program called evernote ( that's free to download.  you can create little "notebooks" to organize things.  you can add urls, create checklists, and it comes with an add-on for your browser so if you find something online you want to add to a notebook, you can just click the button in your browser and it syncs up with the program.  i believe they also have an upgrade you can pay to get as well.  i was using this to keep track of my sponsors and making sure I was tweeting enough, doing the requisite posts and e-mails, etc.  it's a great program and really easy to get the hang of."

she recommends back east blonde - "her blogging pinterest board is one of my favorites to raid and she often has great blogging related posts and helpful information, and I'm sure she'd answer any of your questions if you tweeted her as well."

from tara at starletta designs:
she has a wonderful post, just like this one, full of links to the blog resources she compiled!  so check here for even more help!!

next weekend, i'll have another post for you full of the things people offered up during blog talk on twitter - advice for newbies, blogs to sponsor, why they unfollow a blog, and more.  (it's just a little more labor intensive to compile, so i need a longer time frame, sorry!)


  1. ahh some great tips - will check some of these out. i've heard some great things about evernote.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  2. I love this. & great ideas also. I can't wait for next weekend. Also Hootsuite is my new best friend! Literally in love..

    xo. Kailagh

  3. the google chat thing was fun but it was hard for me to follow because it kept on flipping back and forth between you and betsy when one of you guys were talking so i couldn't hear what you were saying! maybe have just a text chat thing instead of video? that would be easier (at least for me and my old ears)

    Vodka and Soda

  4. I tried to be a good blogger. I got nothing done. The Golden Girls marathon followed by 2 Hallmark Channel movies, then football, then hockey and the Golden Globes seemed more important to me. FAIL. FAIL. FAIL.

    But, I did read all the tips!

  5. I missed the chat. Damn hurt foot. I couldn't focus on anything but that all weekend. You need to do another one.

  6. Awesome stuff! I was not sedentary enough to chat, sorry I missed that, but loved seeing snippets on Twitter.

  7. So sorry I missed the chat, hopefully next time it won't be Tyson's birthday weekend! I love good blogging resources so I am off to check all of these out!

    1. PS I found this great resource for making blog graphics yesterday, much more robust than Picmonkey and I can't wait to try it out!

  8. I'll have to pay attention for the chat next time. I love these compilations. They're perfect to bookmark for later. I use Hootsite but I'll have to check out TweetDeck. I like the categories thing.

  9. bookmarking this, all just plain wonderful information. thanks for sharing!

  10. I need to save all of this information. I downloaded Evernote months ago and have done nothing with it. Oops! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Okay, these are really, really great tips. I'm saving all this information because I need to have a 'blog weekend' and get myself back on track sometime soon! Thanks for these great resources :)

  12. Loved getting to chat with you guys for a bit on Google chat. Loved all the tips everyone was giving out!

  13. Completely clueless bloggers like myself thank you for this post! :)

  14. what a good idea this blog post is - seriously informal, thanks so much! by the way, I just found your blog from Kate the Almost Great - glad I did! I'm excited to be following along :) come say hi if you get a chance, I love making new blogging buddies!

  15. Awesome. I just love reading your blog. You entertain me AND inform me. :)

  16. Sad I missed the Google chat. Thanks for including my tip! Glad you found it informative :)

  17. I am so glad you are going to touch on why people unfollow. I have a plan in mind for why I mark as read. So bummed I miss all the blogging goodies this weekend!


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