The Tools I Use

to make blogging efficient & fun!

Website Construction

“Build it, and they will come.”– Field of Dreams.  So here are some of the nuts and bolts that I used to build and run my website:

  •  Domain Registration and Web Hosting:  Host Gator (WordPress Hosting)
  • WordPress Theme:  Creativo
  • Email Marketing:  Mailchimp
  • Opt-in Forms:  Optinmonster
  • Web Browser:        Google Chrome
  • Hardware:            Macbook Air

Blog Content/Design

Given that I am not a graphic designer, the following tools have been enormously helpful in creating a more professional and polished look.

Apps & Plugins

These are the plugins that I am currently using.

  • Zip Recipes
  • Slider Revolution
  • LayerSlider WP
  • Mailchimp for WP
  • SEO Friendly Images
  • WPBakery Page Builder
  • Yoast SEO
  • Contact Form 7
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Icons Widget
  • Pinterest for WordPress

Here are the apps:

  • Filmborn
  • Instagram
  • Camera +

My Go-To Help

Learning the mechanics of a website has been an important part of my journey.  Here are some websites that have been crucial in helping me get over an issue or answer a question:

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