Resources

Here I share (and update) my favourite blogs/products/services/plug-ins/apps – anything which has helped me with my life, style or blogging journey.

I hope you’ll find some of these things useful too. Please drop a comment below if you click through to any, as I’d love to know which help you the most.

Websites I use often

Hotels Combined for booking great places to stay at reasonable prices.

Products

These are the skin products I use to keep my face looking peachy and perky! Cleanser and Moisturisers and the Galvanic Spa

Here’s a post that shows pics before I started using these products and after pics too. I’d love to know if you can see a difference: Skin Products I Use and Love

The Business of Blogging

Quill Engage: free Google Analytics reports sent to your inbox – all the info is summarised in an easy to read format.

Pic Monkey: I love this programme for photo editing/collaging and adding text to photos.

Wordswag : Great for adding quotes in designer text to photos … especially for Instagram or Pinterest

Blogsy: An iPad app – makes blogging from your iPad easy. I use this for blogging offline on my iPad, and then send my posts through to WordPress when I’m online to edit and finalise on my laptop.

How Many Shares: plug in your specific URL and find out how many social shares your post has received.

Wisestamp: create super slick email signatures – first one is free 🙂

Trello: a great tool to organise your to do lists and projects – easy to use and free.

ODesk: to find great virtual assistants to help you with one off projects or ongoing work.

Unroll Me: enter your email address to find out what you are subscribed to and easily unsubscribe. I LOVE THIS!

Blogs that offer help

Journey Jottings – my blogging friend Linda Fairbairn creates the most delightful travel products on which you can visually record your journeys, holidays and road trips.

Styling You – Nikki is the oracle when it comes to everyday style.

yTravel Blog – Probably the biggest travel blog in Australia, great hands-on advice for Australia and worldwide.

Amanda Kendle – Amanda’s travel writing is softly philosophical, and her social media consultancy business offers great tips plus an online Travel Journal School.

Blog Tyrant – Tons of useful advice about blogging.

ProBlogger – There’s always something to read about the business of blogging on this site.

Lifestyle Fifty – I couldn’t leave out my own lifestyle blog now could I? Lifestyle Fifty aims to inspire and help women to stay fit, healthy and have adventures as they get older.

Website Help

Chris Richardson – For anything WordPress or Website Related and problems with Google Analytics – he is super helpful and has helped me out of sticky “Oh Crikey Help Me!” situations. Here’s what he can do: “My main service is managed WordPress setup. Where I essentially become the tech support for the blog/business. I do backups, updates and deal with your host etc on your behalf should things go bad. I also do small tech fixes and so on for a monthly fee but can also do bigger coding work if needed. That service is setup as a monthly fee and gets me there on call should things go wrong saving people from googling for hours and hours trying to fix things themselves.”

Kristy Morton –  Google Analytics support.

Tips and Advice on where to go in Western Australia

Life Images by Jill – This is a great guide to everything West Australian.

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