Updated on March 4th, 2023
If you are looking to level up your blogging game, I have 10 posts for you to read from blogging resources and social media platforms I recommend to ways you can monetize your blog and increase your domain authority.
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#1 The 50 Best Free + Paid Blogging Resources
The first post I suggest reading is a list of blogging resources I use and recommend for blog design, blog posts, social media promotion, monetization, and general blogging resources. I also divided the post up by free resources and resources that are paid for.
#2 How To Plan Your Blog Posts
This post is great for bloggers that struggle with planning their posts and need some guidance. In the post, I cover setting goals, planning a schedule, brainstorming blog post topics, outlining and editing posts, and more.
#3 How To Find Time For Blogging
This is a helpful post on how to find time for blogging from setting time aside and having a to-do list to using the time you do have.
#4 How to Promote Your Blog for Free
The next post I recommend reading is on how you can promote your blog on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest as well as participate in collaborations and write guest posts.
#5 The Best and Worst Social Media Platforms for Bloggers
For this post, I made a list of various social media platforms from popular platforms like Twitter and Pinterest to other platforms including Tumblr and Medium, and I share if I would recommend using those platforms as a blogger.
#6 5 Ways to Monetize Your Blog
This post has a list of ways you can monetize your blog through ads, advertising packages, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, and selling products or services.
#7 70+ Sponsored Post Networks, but which ones should you join?
Over the years, I joined over 70 sponsored post networks to determine which ones are worth joining as a blogger and which ones you should avoid.
#8 How Much Do Bloggers Charge for Sponsored Posts, Social Media, and Advertising Packages?
Based on the anonymous responses I received in a Google Form, I outlined what other bloggers charge for sponsored posts written by the blogger as well as pre-written posts, link insertions, and advertising packages based on their domain authority and monthly blog views. I also included what they charge for posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook based on their follower counts to help provide a starting for bloggers when determining their rates.
#9 How to Increase Your Domain Authority
This post is a guide on how to increase your domain authority (DA) including various ways to get backlinks along with other ways to potentially boost your DA including adding internal links to your posts, fixing broken links, and utilizing SEO in your posts.
#10 Going Self-Hosted + Theme & Plugins I Use
If you have been blogging for a while and are ready to take your blog to the next level, I do recommend going self-hosted as it gives you more control over your blog than a free or paid WordPress plan. In this post, I share my experience of going self-hosted with Lyrical Host as well as the theme and plugins I use for my blog.
Mehtab Bajwa says
I am getting back to blogging and this post has some really helpful tips and tools. Thank you For sharing.
That’s wonderful you’re getting back into blogging, and I’m glad you found the post helpful!
Graham Crosby says
This is a really useful post. There’s lots for me to come back to, especially as I need to get a handle on SEOs.
Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad to hear you found this post useful! Yes when I first started blogging, I didn’t know anything about SEO, but now I got the hang of it!
Very useful article. I will add it to my reading list because there are many useful information for bloggers:)
I’m glad to hear you found it useful and there is a lot of great info for bloggers!
This is such a great resource, that I will have to come back to. I am always looking to level up, improve and grow my blog. I definitely like the look of the self hosted and what plugins you use. Thank you for sharing these resources.
You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear you found the posts helpful!
Drew Alexander Ross says
This is a great list of helpful tools for writers! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome and I’m glad to hear you think it’s helpful!
Jack Deyes says
Fantastic blog post, this is such a massive help. Great blog post
Thank you and I’m glad you found it helpful!
Some amazing posts you’ve written relating to upping your blogging game! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Mummy Conquering Anxiety says
Thank you for summarising these posts for us. I’m saving this great resource to refer back to!
You’re welcome! I hope you find the posts useful!
Fadima Mooneira says
These are good posts to read. I shall bookmark this post and check them out. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you and you’re welcome! I hope you find the posts useful!
Claire Chircop says
These are all so handy! I’m going to take a look at the networks to join now.
I’m glad to hear that!
Thanks for the resources, I loved reading all that it was super useful. I love Grammarly, I mostly use it for fanfiction, I mostly use the site because the add-on acts odd, but I really need to start using it for my blog post too. For resources I use for blogging is mostly an extension of what I already use for everything else if that makes sense, Jetpack’s site stats and social it’s simple and easy to use, I just wish that the rest of it didn’t come with it. I like Antispam Bee for comments, I use to use Akismet but I had issues. I only really use Twitter for blogging, but I do use Tumblr for the other part of site for fandom related stuff. The single niche one is the biggest advice I see, I obvious don’t follow it lol, because my site is like my trash can I throw whatever I want one there lol.
You’re welcome! That’s great you use Grammarly too and I haven’t had any issues with the extension.
I do like Jetpack’s stats and social media sharing, but I agree it comes with a lot of things I don’t use either
That’s good to know about Antispam Bee. I’ve been using Akismet since I started my blog, and I had no issues so far.
I love Twitter, but I don’t use tumblr anymore.
Haha I don’t have a single niche either and I write about a variety of topics as well!
I need to check out some of these as I am trying to fix broken links and sort my SEO. Very handy.
I’m glad you found the posts helpful!
I'm All Booked Up says
Thank you for sharing these posts! We’re going to go though them because we’ve been wanting to learn more about monetization and DA.
You’re welcome! I hope you find the posts helpful!