We don’t consider ourselves experts at blogging. As when we first started we had no clue as what we were doing. However, we knew God placed a strong desire on our hearts to share our life journey. So, we share freely, trusting that it would inspire others to live a life within the priorities of God.
We also believe that all that happens to us, isn’t just about us. We are to share our testimonies of our highs and our lows, in an effort to help others.
Therefore, we have decided to share our blogging journey and the resources we have or are using that have helped us along the way. You never know what sharing can do; it could be the information someone else prayed for. So here are some of the blogging resources we love!
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Starting A Blog
If you’re new to blogging this course Just Start Blogging by Kim Anderson is a great place to start. We had a chance to join Kim in a blogging mastermind group and have learned so much from her experience.
By His Grace We Blog
If you want to start a Christian Blog, another great resource is this eBook by Carmen Brown: By His Grace We Blog.
Being a faith blogger changes the dynamics a little. And what we love about this eBook is that it’s the right balance of understanding what comes along with blogging, while keeping God’s principles in the forefront of our blog. This eBook is your Christian Blogging 101 guide you definitely want to have in your library of resources.
Carmen has given our Living Our Priorities community a 25% discount when you purchase her eBook from our link! You can download By His Grace We Blog by clicking here and be sure to use promo code: ourpriorities (all lower case)!
If you prefer a physical paper back book copy, you can purchase it here. However the promo code does NOT apply!
Graphic & Product Templates
While we love using Canva to create graphics and printables, creating them from scratch is not our expertise! So we purchased Canva templates from Simplifying DIY Design! We use their templates for everything, from our graphics to our free printables, and digital products.
If you’re looking for a way to step up your game with graphics or products we highly recommend taking their FREE Product Creation Course or grab The Complete Bloggers Template Toolkit!
Recently we added a new flipbook feature, by designrr to our sales pages for digital products. This is the flipbook we created to show the pages of The Better Planner. While they offer several plans we use the one time fee option! Definitely worth checking out.
We enjoy writing blogs and creating graphics but we don’t enjoy the technical stuff too much. If you’re a blogger then you know the importance of using WordPress. And learning the WordPress dashboard can be frustrating if you aren’t familiar with it. But, we didn’t let that hinder our progress with our blog. Instead we sought help!
Through networking with other bloggers we discovered, Grayson Bell from iMark Interactive to help us with the technical stuff. We cannot express how much of a blessing he has been by eliminating technical frustration and freeing up our time so that we can concentrate on what we love.
Grayson offers several maintenance plans that you can check out here.
We also took his FREE WordPress online crash course to help us understand how to use the WordPresss dashboard. Not only is the course easy to follow; it’s everything you need to know in one place.
Not to mention, as a student of the course you can get access to a private Facebook group where you can ask technical questions concerning WordPress! That alone is priceless.
You can sign up to take the FREE WordPress course HERE!
Since we’re new to growing our YouTube channel, we utilize TubeBuddy to help us save time and give us the insight we need to properly optimize our videos. As a content creator we needed all the help we could get with YouTube and TubeBuddy helped us identify keywords people were actually searching for so our videos could be seen. You can use the free version, which we did, but quickly saw the value in upgrading our account. You can learn more about it HERE!
SiteGround Web Hosting
Speaking of technical help, we recently switched our hosting service to SiteGround. With our previous hosting company, we experienced a lot of down time, and trying to get good customer service when time was of the essence was a challenge. Transferring our services was easy and ended up saving us money! It’s definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a new hosting company, or if you’re just getting started.