The reason why I felt like the Lord was encouraging me to write in the first place is to view the world we live in and the events that shape our human experience through the lens of Scripture.
And I needed to hold that lens up for others to view through as well.
My prayer is that something I have managed to tap out on these keys will encourage and strengthen you on your journey. If that’s the case I’d like to ask you to share what you’ve found here with others.
I’ve included resources for bloggers below the learning pages. In case you’re looking for solutions for your own blog, I’ve shared many of the tools that I use.
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Resources for Bloggers
There are so many tools and resources available for bloggers that make our time used much more efficient. Here are the ones I use. (Some of the following are affiliate links).
WordPress – I build my site with WordPress because it’s an amazing content management system. It’s very flexible, easy to learn, and quite secure when kept updated and used properly.
Genesis – The only theme framework I would recommend for WordPress users. It’s a solid foundation that is SEO friendly and provides an enormous level of professionalism to your WordPress site, and it’s the industry standard.
Varial Hosting – The best website in the world stinks if it’s not reliably hosted on well-maintained servers by pros who know what they’re doing. I use Varial Hosting, an award winning host service optimized for WordPress who provides the absolute best one-on-one personal service.
MailerLite is the email list manager that I use because it’s affordable, practical, easy to use, and has an extremely amazing support team. A website without a mailing list is dead in the water and relying entirely on luck to grow and spread their message.
Social Warfare – You can have the best site and the greatest host, but if you’re not reaching your audience no one will ever see your awesome content. Social Warfare is the best solution to allow your audience to share your content across social media.
Tailwind for Pinterest (and Instagram)– Pinterest is one of the most powerful traffic generating platforms for bloggers. Tailwind is critical to achieve even greater success on Pinterest. You’ll have the ability to schedule pins and TailwindTribes will give you reach beyond your imagination.
Todoist is the task manager that I heavily rely on in many areas of my work and life, including my blog. I keep separate task lists and reminders for post ideas and all kinds of things I need to edit, change, or refresh. I use Todoist on my computer, tablet, and on my phone.
PrivateVPN – The vast majority of people who use a VPN are not trying to hide something from someone. We’re simply protecting ourselves online from the likes of irresponsible social media giants and snoops on public WiFi. PrivateVPN consistently proves over and over to be the best at VPN protection and their extremely high level of personal customer support is like none other!
In addition to a reputable VPN, the browser you use is increasingly becoming a huge factor in whether or not you’re data is safe online, and how safe it remains. I’m using the Brave Browser because it’s built on safety, security, and speed.
Ninja Forms is the plugin I recommend for bloggers to build an email list. It’s the easiest and most powerful WordPress form creation plugin available. Ninja Forms has dozens of paid add-ons that can give any form super powers by integrating with popular services like MailChimp.
Nelio Content is a content calendar and social scheduling tool that I use every single day, and one that I recommend to any blogger looking to automate and streamline re-sharing your posts across social media.
Philo TV because sometimes you just need some entertaining downtime! For $20 a month you get 59 channels of live and on demand TV, plus unlimited 30 day DVR. Loads of TV watching options on just about any device. Very cool.