When I first started blogging, I never dreamed of all the questions I would have- and all the blogging help that was right at my fingertips (literally, ask a FB group or when in doubt Google it).

Asking for blogging help is never a bad thing, but I rounded up some posts/articles that would be of some help to any/all bloggers!

Blogging help links!

First things first, which platform is the best for me?

Every person is different and thus has a different opinnion on the best platform. Speaking from personal experience, Blogger is the best if you’re just starting out- but hey go with whatever frosts your cupcake.
Helpful links:
Choosing the best blogging platform
Blogging platforms providers
Blogging with Squarespace
and this dandy graphic I found on Pinterest:

Image via Pinterest

What about hosting?
I’ve used GoDaddy when I was on Blogger and Squarespace, now I’m with Bluehost- but I heard SiteGround is better…
Helpful links:
Moving your blog
How to start a blog
How to start a WordPress blog with SiteGround
Found this one today-Why I Left Bluehost for SiteGround

Related:  How I make Pinterest graphics

I don’t think anyone knows everything about SEO- understanding the basics is the most beneficial
Helpful links:
25+ Common SEO Mistakes
The DIY guide to being an SEO expert
SEO Checklist
I was going to include some infographics, but I can’t choose! To see more just search “SEO” on Pinterest/Google

wordpress .ORG vs. wordpress .COM
I didn’t understand the difference when I first started blogging so I went with blogger
Helpful links:
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org Comparison
WordPress 101 (it’s a whole page of WordPress how-tos. JACKPOT)
How To Upgrade From WordPress.com to WordPress.org 
Here is a simple graphic from Pinterest:

Image via Pinterest

What’s the best way to monetize my blog?
I followed the advice of these lovely ladies.
Blog Monetization 101
Monetize Your Blog
Monetizing Facts and Figures

Related:  My perfect morning

What goes into a media kit and other questions of that variety
My post is coming soon!
Helpful links
Media Kit Checklist
How To Create a Media Kit and Why Your Need One
How to Create a Blog Media Kit that Brands Will Love

The best way to boost engagement
How to Use Instagram Pods to Boost Your Engagement
How to Use Instagram as a Microblogging Platform
3 Psychology Principles That Boost Social Media Engagement

How should I pitch to a brand?
How to Pitch Brands and Convince Them to Partner with You
How to Write a Pitch Email
Writing an Email Pitch (To Get a Response)

How much should I charge?
How to price yourself as a blogger
How Much To Charge for a Sponsored Instagram Post
The Ultimate Guide to Sponsored Blog Posts

Related:  My blog post process

What about photos/graphics?
Getting Started with Canva
How to Make Professional Blog Images with PicMonkey
20 Practical Uses of Photoshop for Bloggers
Here’s a graphic of picture sizes:

Image via Pinterest

And finally, Is what I’m doing legal?
Honestly, this site is the best.

Some more helpful links:
Choosing a WordPress template
7 Tips To Help Create Captivating Pinterest Graphics to Drive Clicks
35 Totally Free Resources to Help Grow your Blog
30 More Hashtags for Bloggers that Will Triple Likes
10 Useful Blogging Websites Every Blogger Should Know 

What sites do you recommend for blogging help?

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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Wow! Great list of tips and resources! I have bookmarked this post so I can return. Thanks so much for the blogging help.

  • I absolutely love this post!!!! I’m going to follow you on. bloglovin and SAVE it. Thanks!

  • Amber

    Thank you for all the blogging tips. I will be saving your blog for information in the future. Looking forward to your posts.

  • Gina Ritchie

    Thanks for consolidating so much information into one place. How very useful!. I blog on a wordpress.org side hosted by GoDaddy and am happy so far. I am still trying to learn more about SEO.

    • I’ve heard so many mixed reviews!

  • Thanks so much for these resources. That info graph on social media size is particularly helpful – I find myself constantly having to google and double check my image sizes when trying to create a new banner or profile pic for my social media accounts.

    • That graphic is so helpful! I also use the Canva guides for more reference.

  • Leah

    This is the best list I have found on this topic. Pinned and will be reviewing…again and again!

  • Sarah Jean

    wow what a chalk-full amazing resource post! Coming back to this

  • Samantha

    What an amazing resource! I saving this for future reference!

  • This is such a comprehensive guide. Well put together and you have laid it out in such a clear, easy to follow way. I’ve been with WordPress.org since day one, and I love the customization features and powerful seo.

    Monashee | Latest Post | How to Gain Instagram Followers

    • I just switched and still figuring everything out! Love it so far.

  • jennadesigns

    Tons of great information here – thanks for sharing! I’m saving this to come back to!

  • Victoria

    This is amazing! Wish I had this when I started but I am definitely going to look into some of the links you shared now. So so helpful!
    victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

    • I know! I wish I came across this kind of post when I started also.

  • Aryn Baker

    This is so incredibly helpful! Thank you for taking to time to put this together!

  • kelly

    This is awesome advice! I’m thinking of switching to WordPress.org

    • DO IT! It might be a little troublesome, but so worth it!

  • sofieyah l
  • I am totally bookmarking this. This is majorly helpful for new bloggers!

  • Ooh what a great roundup of resources! Thanks for sharing!

  • Such an extensive roundup! Thanks for sharing one of my posts lady 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing such an informative one. 🙂

  • Elly Leavitt

    haha if only this list were around when I was starting my blog.. let me tell ya I struggled hardcore for a bit before figuring everything out on my own. SEO is so important!

  • Adriana

    Great post! This is so helpful to start out with! I will say though – I’m still on Blogger and I don’t hate it at ALL. I find it IS very professional and I have never once had a problem with it! I will likely switch in the near future solely because my designer and I came up with some great customized ideas that I can’t have on Blogger – so that’s the only deal breaker! Haha – great post girl!

    • That’s a great reason to stick with it!

  • These are some great resources. I’ve used some of these infographics over and over. Cheers!

  • Bookmarking this post as we speak! I want to learn more about SEO, so thank you for including links to some posts on that topic. Great list! 🙂
    Katie | Millennial on the Move

    • I am forever learning about SEO haha

  • Anna Hubbard

    Great roundup! I think everyone has their own opinions about what platform and hosting service they prefer, but it’s awesome to see all the pros and cons!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • Love this post! So many great helpful tips here! Definitely bookmarking so many of these.

  • Jewels Rhode

    As a new blogger, I must say this is super helpful! pinning for later!

  • Casey

    Oh my gosh! This post is amazing! I am definitely going to check out all of the links. Thank you!

  • Ashley Mason

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing these tips!

  • Great list! Pinning it so I can come back later and check it out!

  • Patricia Conte

    Such a great resource – so glad to find this! I really needed a little SEO help, so that’s great! Thank you!

    • I think SEO is a mystery to most bloggers haha

  • Rachel Ritlop

    This is a great resource Alix!! Thanks for putting it together!

  • Whitney H

    “Do not work for free!” YES!!! That is so key. No matter if you have 100 page views or 100,000, bloggers should get paid for their work.

    • YES! Those emails that offer exposure instead of compensation? Nope.

  • Jackie Bruchez

    This is a great list! Book marking this page for all of the “pick your brain” questions I get about blogging!

  • Brittany Daoud

    Um…hello and THANK YOU for this post! Bookmarking it so I can come back to it like, every time I have a blogging question! Thank you babe!

  • jillconyers

    This is a great roundup of information. Especially for new bloggers.

  • Omg thanks so much! This is super helpful! Bookmarked 🙂 🙂