The Ulitimate Blogging Resource List


The Ultimate Blogging Resource List: Your #1 source for the best blogging tutorials, examples, plugins, tools, news, and more!

The blogosphere is always changing, but I’ve rarely had a question I haven’t been able to answer with the help of Google. When Google fails or overwhelms me, the Blogging Betties always swoop in for the rescue. I am so grateful for all of the blogging know how that is available for free online that I wanted to pay it forward by sharing the best of what I’ve found.

This list includes excellent blogging and social media tutorials, stellar examples from real blogs, favorite plugins, informative podcasts, and other relevant blogging related resources. Visit often, because I continue to update and expand the list as new resources are discovered.

Add your best blogging resources to the list by leaving a comment with your favorite websites, blogs, tutorials, plugins, and examples below.

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Blog Design
Category Pages
What You Should Put In Your WordPress Blog’s Sidebar (and Why)
50 Ways to Improve Your Blog Design Right Now
How to Make a Blog Header in 9 Easy Steps {Tutorial}
How to Create a Gallery Page in WordPress
8 Elements to look at when choosing a WordPress theme
Genesis Themes
Broken Link Checker Plugin
Make an HTML Grab Button for Your Blog
How to Create, Customize, and Embed a Google Map

Blogging Conferences
Nine Things You Can’t Live Without at a Blog Conference
BlogHer Conferences
Bloggy Boot Camp
Bloggy Conference
Go Blog Social
Haven Conference
Mom 2.0 Summit
Type-A Parent Conference
World Domination Summit
Disney Social Media Moms
Blog Staycation
Social Media on the Sand

Blog Hosting

Blogger Tribes
Blog Staycation Facebook Group
Kid Blogger Network
The SITS Girls Facebook Group
The Blogelina Blogging Buddy Network

Blogging Tools
Google Analytics
Google Drive

Building an Email List/Starting a Newsletter
Starting an Email Newsletter 101: All You Need To Know To Get Your Newsletter Going
How To Grow Your Email List And Increase Conversions By Over 700%
Tackling MailChimp Newsletters
How to add Newsletter sign up forms – sans coding
Hello Bar Plugin
Many Contacts Plugin
Modern Mrs. Darcy Email Sign Up Landing Page Example
Hook Your Readers with a Freebie

Business Cards

Disclosure & Privacy Policies
Generate Your Own Disclosure Policy
Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Policy Generator

Anatomy of an eBook Launch (With Sales Numbers)

WAHM Guide: How to Find Work From Home Jobs

Getting Organized
My Must Do Weekly Blog Tasks
5 Days of Organization for Bloggers: A Daily Blogging Checklist
How to Use a Virtual Assistant

Getting Published
Beyond Your Blog
The Story of How I Helped HuffPo Find Me

Grow Your Blog
Building a Framework: Everything I Learned My First Year of Blogging
Quick Sprout
How to Grow Your Blog in a Year & Start Earning Over $1000 a Month
How to Double Your Page Views in 2014
How To Drive Traffic With Slideshare
13 Tips for Using Triberr to Increase Your Blog Traffic Quickly
Help! I think I suck at blogging!
Where to Post Giveaways
Strategic Planning For Your Blog
Blog Clarity: Bright Ideas for Brilliant Bloggers
Blogelina: The Blogging Help You Need

Guest Posting
A Guide to Guest Posting on Mommy Blogs
Why to Take On Guest Posters and How to Do It Best

Images & Photos
pixabay free images
Put Some Punch in Your Posts with PicMonkey
Creating Pinterest Images that Move the Masses
Great Blog Pictures: 5 easy tips for captivating your readers
Tips for Putting Images on Your Blog
Three Steps to Better Pictures – Without Changing a Single Camera Setting
10 Tools No Mom Photographer Should Be Without
How I Edit My Phone Photos
Where Do Baby Photos Come From?

Magazine Sites
BonBon Break
Hint Mama
Huffington Post
In the Powder Room
Project Underblog
Scary Mommy
The SITS Girls

Media Kits
5 Things Every Blogger Should Have In Their Media Kit
20 Example Blog Media/Press Kits for Your Inspiration
Writing Your Blog’s Media Kit
What’s a Media Kit Anyway?

AddThis Plugin
Fiverr: Graphics, marketing, fun, and more online services for $5
How To: Create A Custom iOS Blog Icon
InLinkz: The Linkup Tool

Monetizing Your Blog
Amazon Associates
Rakuten Linkshare
Massive Sway
Tap Influence
BlogHer Publishing Network
Google AdSense
Mom Central
Real Mom Media
Share a Sale
Writing a Pitch Letter 101
How to Work with Brands
How to (More Than) Double Your Blog’s Income In a Year
WAHM: How to Write Content That Blog Sponsors Will Love
6 Ways to Monetize Your Blog
The Ultimate List of Blogger Networks & Media Companies
Ready to Review? Blogger’s Guide to Reviews & Giveaways
Affiliate Programs Every Blogger Should Join
How to Make Money with Your Blogging Skills
How to Find Blogging Jobs

The Blogging Betties
Dollars and Roses

SEO: Search Engine Optimization
All in One SEO Pack Plugin
WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin
How My Wife Failed at SEO
6 Simple SEO Strategies That ROCK!
SEO For Bloggers: Get A Green Light In The SEO by Yoast Plugin
The Strategic Mama: Mom Blog SEO + WordPress

Social Media
Click to Tweet Plugin by CoSchedule
CoSchedule: The Social Media Editorial Calendar for WordPress
Top Social Media Plugins for WordPress
Shared Count
How To Make Pinterest Your New Best Friend and Drive Traffic to Your Blog
How My Husband Failed at Pinterest
Social Media 101 – Expanding your Reach
Image Quotes: The Simple Way to Get More Shares on Social Media
FIVE Secret Tips for Better Facebook Engagement
Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Does a Good Strategy Really Take?
31 Days to Create a Social Media Plan


About Page Examples
Fantabulosity: About
House of Rose: About
The Mommyhood Project: About

Disclosure & Privacy Policies Examples
The Mommyhood Project {PR}Fantabulosity FTC Disclosure
Fantabulosity Terms of Service
From ABCs to ACTS Disclosure & Privacy
Healthy Diva Life Disclosure
Blooming in Bedlam Affiliate Disclosures

Start Here Page Examples
House of Rose: New Here?
World’s Worst Moms: Newbies Start Here

Media Kit, Advertising, Sponsorship & Hire Me Examples
Chaos & Kiddos Media Kit
Chaos & Kiddos Sponsors & Advertising
Fantabulosity {Hire Me}
northern belle diaries Advertise
Sometimes Sweet
The Baby Ladies Services
Chasing Davies Let’s Work Together
The Busy Budgeting Mama Sponsor
Mitchael Journey Contact Me + Button Swap

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34 thoughts on “The Ulitimate Blogging Resource List

  1. Julie @ Girl on the Move

    What a great list! So many really good resources here that I can’t wait to check out!
    Julie @ Girl on the Move recently posted…Tour Through BloglandMy Profile

  2. Patti

    Wow. What a list! I’m slowly working through it. Love learning new things and with blogging it seems to be endless.
    Patti recently posted…It’s News to Me – Trends in GardeningMy Profile

    1. farrahudell Post author

      Agreed! My blogging to-do list always grows faster than I can check things off, but that also keeps it interesting. Check back for more soon ~ I find more thigns to add constantly!

  3. Sammy @ Peace, Love and Ice Cream!

    OMG this list is CRAZY amazing!! Looks like I’m going to have a lot of reading to do! Thanks for these great links and tips! {{Stopping by from the SITSBlogging Sharefest!}}
    Sammy @ Peace, Love and Ice Cream! recently posted…New Workout & a Tease….My Profile

  4. Kori

    This is an amazing list! Bookmarking for future reference.

    here via the SITS Sharefest
    Kori recently posted…Being Social or Why I BlogMy Profile

  5. Jennifer

    Wow! This is GREAT. I’ve already read a lot of these, but found some more that I’d like to check out. Pinning for later. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. (Stopping by from SITS Girls Sharefest)

    1. farrahudell Post author

      Thank you for visiting, Jennifer! Please share your favorite resources I’ve missed. I’m always trying to add to this list. Hope you have a great day!

  6. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    Oh my gosh! This list is amazing! It’s hard to know where to start. So much great information, I’m bookmarking for later. Visiting from the Sitsgorls!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted…Inspired: Using the Lessons from IDEA World in the Real WorldMy Profile

    1. farrahudell Post author

      Thank you so much for visiting, Debbie! I was finding so much blogging information, that I couldn’t keep it all straight! I made it into a list to get organized and help others feeling the same way. Translating ideas into action is always a tough task. Heading over to check out your post now!

  7. Tammy Soong

    What? We actually swooped and rescued? That’s awesome!!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. And please let us know if you have anything specific you want answered. I’m sure we’ll figure out SOMEthing. And then you won’t have to google!
    Tammy Soong recently posted…What to do when Google Authorship diesMy Profile

    1. farrahudell Post author

      A Blogging Betty on my site?!?! I’ve made it! Thank you so much for your comment, Tammy! It means so much to me that you stopped by. And that you answer all of my blogging questions :)

      1. vanita

        OMGawd! How did I not know? Hugs Farrah! Thanks so much for the shoutout. You are awesome.
        vanita recently posted…How To Republish Posts On Your BlogMy Profile

  8. Kristie Hill

    Wow! This list is extensive, great round up Farrah!
    Kristie Hill recently posted…Are you encouraging readers to leave your blog?My Profile

  9. Susan Maccarelli

    I just pinned this the other day and it’s great to see it again in Lisa Kerr’s linkup. I’m particularly interested in the blogging conferences. Thanks for the resource!
    Susan Maccarelli recently posted…Beyond Your Blog Podcast 013: Erin Falconer – Editor-in-Chief, Pick The BrainMy Profile

  10. Lisa Kerr

    This is such a great resource, Farrah! Thanks for sharing over at the Blogging Better link-up. So glad you could join and I’m looking forward to reading more of your resources in the future.
    Lisa Kerr recently posted…Blogging Better #1: Why Your blog needs multiple income streamsMy Profile

  11. Lisa

    Fantastic resource! I got here via Susan’s BYB G+ link to Lisa Kerr’s bloggy link up – a meandering pathway but I made it! I’m sharing this resource that’s for sure (mostly so’s I don’t lose it again)!
    Lisa recently posted…Halloween Images – How to Take Spooky PhotosMy Profile

  12. Cajun

    I thought I had seen this before but I was wrong! Pinning for later! Happy Sits Day!
    Cajun recently posted…Woodsy DIY Beard OilMy Profile

  13. Happysuz

    What a great and comprehensive list! I’m pinning this for sure. Happy SITS Day!
    Happysuz recently posted…6 Ways I Was Creative This WeekMy Profile

  14. Monique

    Wow this is the most comprehensive list I’ve seen so far! It must have taken a good chunk of time, and I can’t thank you enough for sharing this with us! Visiting today from SITS girls, it’s a pleasure to meet you virtually! I look forward to digging through these. I know I will fall down a black hole and probably never emerge. :)
    Monique recently posted…The Only Podcast You Need to Listen ToMy Profile

    1. farrahudell Post author

      Hi Monique, thank you for visiting! The blogging rabbit hole is exactly how this list got started! I was finding information much faster that I was able to implement it, so I started bookmarking helpful sites. I update this list with new bookmarks about once a month, and hopefully one day I’ll get through them all, too!

  15. Andrea

    Wow! This list is amazing. Thanks for compiling it! Stopping in from SITS. Hope you had a wonderful day in the spotlight.

  16. Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black

    Wow, this really *is* the ultimate list. This is an excellent resource worth saving. Thanks for compiling this!

    Happy SITS day!
    Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black recently posted…Friday Five: Weekly Twitter Roundup 11/21/14My Profile

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  18. Serena @ Simple Holistic Girl

    This resource list is fantastic. I keep clicking and clicking and clicking to even more stuff!
    Serena @ Simple Holistic Girl recently posted…It’s All About Me Mondays: Week 10My Profile


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