Friday Finds

Welcome to the first Friday Finds of 2021!

It’s a new year and we all have new goals. I’ve been really into the idea of rebranding and learning more about blogging and doing more with my blog(s) this year. I’m debating on keeping my blog here on wordpress or going self hosted. I don’t want to lose the community aspect of keeping it here but I do want the freedom of ads and changing the template. It would be cheaper to go self hosted than to pay the $300/year wp is asking for in order to do all that stuff. Freakin yiiiikes.

This week I’ll be sharing a few blogging type of resources so if you’re not into that; I’m sorry lol.

Christine at The Uncorked Librarian talks about how to turn your blog into a business and why it’s important to register it as an LLC.

Kayleigh at Kayleigh Zara has a ton of great blogging resources to choose from, like this one; 35 useful resources for bloggers.

Emily at Love, Em talks about how to raise your blogs DA score! I use to be super obsessed with my DA score but I haven’t thought about it in a while lol.

The Social Blog talks about 5 Instagram Planning Apps.

In addition, The Social Blog also has a useful post about 5 must listen to podcasts for bloggers; this is something I want to start in 2021 — listen to more podcasts!

ICYMI I wrote about the 4 blogging apps I swear by; they definitely make things a lot easier!

If you have a blogging source you posted about please feel free to leave it in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. I highly recommend going self-hosted! And I had no idea WordPress charges $300 a year for all those features? That’s insane.

    But thanks for sharing these blogging tips. I’ve been working on improving my DA score and SEO. So those articles were very helpful!

    Valerie |

    1. I’m horrible at SEO, even with Yoast on my other blogs. For some reason I just can’t seem to understand?? lol

      And yes!! You pay $100/year for a domain and SOME features but to be able to use your own themes and put up your own ads, it’s $300 when I can just pay $10 for a domain and switch to dotORG.

      But there wouldn’t be like an explore or discover feature. I wish there was!

      1. I’ve been searching SEO articles on Pinterest and I’ve learned a lot from other bloggers.

        I’ve been using .org for five years but I’m barely taking it more seriously. I will say that the switch over was very easy. It’s also simple to get set up with Google Ads!

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