Blogging Resources

Tools With LaptopLooking for some good Blogging Resources?

On this page, you will find some great resources that we ourselves use or have used and are sure you will find useful.

Themes

Thesis Theme: Thesis is a great theme framework that can act as a light and search engine optimized base for your content. We use Thesis here on Blogging With Success. You can read more about Thesis in Thesis Review.

Elegant Themes: Elegant Themes offer awesome themes and value is just amazing. For $39 per year, you get access to each and every theme they have and that too with all Photoshop files and unlimited support. Right now, they have 52 themes. Don't be fooled by less price though as each theme is unique and very powerful. We use Elegant Themes "The Corporate" on our sister venture WordPress Blog ExpertsCheck out Elegant Themes.

Hosting

HostGator is our choice for safe and fast hosting. And their support just rocks! Not only Blogging With Success but each and every site that we own is hosted by HostGator. If you are looking for a good host, HostGator is the way to go. You can use following coupon to get $9.94 off your first order with HostGator:

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Images

Great images are a must for making your posts look good and most importantly, for HEO.

flickr: flickr is a free website where you can find great images for free. Although you need to credit the author, you can find some great gems there. Visit flickr.

iStockPhoto: Nothing beats iStockPhoto when it comes to great quality images for low prices. We often use images from their high quality collection. Check out iStockPhoto.

If you need more image resources, see How To Find Great Images For Blog Posts.

SEO

SEO is one important aspect for any blog and should not be ignored. We use following tools to make sure that search engines love our posts:

Scribe SEO: Scribe is a fantastic tool if you want to optimize your articles. It helps a lot in finding related posts on your own blog and also related pages where you can get links from. For in depth review, check out Scribe SEO Review.

Market Samurai: Not directly for blogging, this tool is great for finding profitable keywords. We use it regularly and it's awesome. Check out Market Samurai.

Mailing Lists

MailChimp: MailChimp is our choice for sending out updates and email newsletters. It has lot of great features and templates. Check out MailChimp.

Feedburner: Feedburner is our choice for delivering RSS feeds. It has some great features and is owned by Google. Check out Feedburner.

Feedburner also offers email delivery. See comparison between MailChimp and Feedburner: MailChimp vs. Feedburner.

More Great Resources

Here are some posts that list useful resources:

  1. 101.5 Free Useful Tools And Resources For Bloggers.
  2. 50+ Free Twitter Tools.
  3. 50 Must Have Plugins For WordPress.

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