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.
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
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.
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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