Blog and Website Resources & Support
Have you wondered where to start your blog and website?
Do you feel overwhelmed with all the information around the web?
And, find it hard to make a decision cause of the constant emails bombarding your inbox for you to pick them.
Are you looking for resources with ongoing support? And, support in their communities.
Host, Domain, & Theme
Host & Domain
I use Siteground for my blog host and domain.
Siteground automatically updates my website when there are WordPress updates.
I find their online support helpful and timely even though I am based in my timezone. They have guided me in resolving issues that have arisen whilst I built my own WordPress.org website from scratch.
Divi by Elegant Themes
My website and blog theme are Divi by Elegant Themes.
You can build on the back and front end. Building on the front end makes it easy to changes.
Now, Divi has it own themes. The amazing part is you can add different pages of a layout pack onto your website. On my website I have the original child theme that started it. Now, I can update my travel and photograph blogs into separate menus using different layouts. Which means, you can continuously update individual pages on your blog and website.
So, for my travel blog, I am using the travel blog layout pack. You can download the pages you want to use. Once they are downloaded, the store in the library so you can reuse them again. That's you can pick page layouts individually.
And, for my photography blog, I am using the Art Gallery layout pack. You can adapt each layout to your desires.
When you are creating new post and pages, you can pick a page or post that you already have on you website. Then, adapt it to your new post and page.
In addition, I have installed Bloom and Monarch. Bloom is an email opt-in plugin. And, Monarch is a social share and follow plugin.
The Start a Blogging Business 5-Day Crash Course and Blogging Blastoff 2.0 courses by Pete & Heather.
Where to Start
Are you wondering where to make a start? Well, you can start with their free Start a Blogging Business 5-Day Crash Course. It guides you through to starting a blog.
Network with Bloggers
And, there are prompts for you to join their closed Facebook group. In their community, you can obtain online support, like receiving feedback on your logo.
Would you like to network with other bloggers? You can also join the free monthly 10k challenges to build your network with other bloggers. Especially, if you are beginning, relatively new to blogging, or growing your blog. It normally starts in the second week of the month. So, start with the Start a Blogging Business 5-Day Crash Course. And, join the Facebook group, to find out when the 10k challenge starts.
More Resources and Suport for Blogging
Would you like to progress from there? Next, you can subscribe to the Blogging Blastoff 2.0 course.
And, you can work through the content at your own pace, or at the pace aligned with the opening of the courses.
If you want to align with the monthly openings for the Blogging Blastoff 2.0. They typically start at the beginning of the month with enrollments opening close to the end of the previous month. And, you can belong to its own dedicated Facebook group.
Make a Start
Do you just want to make a start? Then, join the free Start a Blogging Business 5-Day Crash Course. And, the Facebook Group, and enrol in the 10k challenge monthly. Now, see where it takes you.