My Favorite Blogging Resources


I love finding some killer blogging resources — stuff that looks good, gives incredible information, and makes me want to come back and conquer the tips and tricks that the blogger is sharing. I appreciate blog posts that take that time and energy to really give us some awesome ideas to make our blogs better: more appealing to us AND to our readers.

I decided to put together a few of my favorites as of late so I can share them with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

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  1.  The Nectar Collective :: How to Grow Your Blog Like a Boss // Mel is a badass, and I want to be her. I’m not even joking. Her blog is gorgeous, her creative eye is incredible, and everything about all of her tips makes me sit down and do work. Loves it.
  2. Oak and Oats :: The Big Debate – Should I Buy Ad Space? // I so appreciated this post from Elizabeth. I had never bought ad space before reading this post because I really didn’t even know where to begin. Elizabeth spells it out for you and clearly states pros/cons and what to really look for when searching for ad space.
  3. A Harvest of Blessing :: Is Commenting Easy on Your Blog? // This is a huge debate. Comment luv, Disqus, WP comment form, etc. It’s crazy and there are tons of options out there. Chantel really helps to decipher what is best for you and your blog in a simple, clean format.
  4. Joyful Life :: Top Ten DIY Blog Design Tutorials and Tips // You know I love Hannah, and this is honestly one of the most resourceful posts I’ve seen. She gives some amazing tips on how she gets her blog to look the way it does (all on her own!!), and it gives you confidence to know that you can do this stuff, too. **This is especially great for Blogger blogs, but I found it very useful as well even though I’m on WordPress.
  5. A Beautiful Mess :: 10 Blog Layout Tips // These ladies are amazing. They give a really great visual of a before/after blog layout design. They spell it all out so that you can tweak and make your design the best it can be.
  6. Sometimes Sweet :: Journal Day Prompts // Even though this isn’t a design tip or anything like that, I can’t rave enough about Dani’s Journal Day Prompts. If you are in a blogging slump, saddle up and write an answer to one of these prompts. It will get your writing juices flowing and in a great place. I am putting this as a blogging resource because it is ESSENTIAL to blogging that we write and that we write passionately. Get to it.

So there you have it, some of my favorite blogging resources. What do you think of these? What are some of your favorites? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Jenna is the mama behind A Mama Collective. She has three beautiful daughters who cause a lot of chaos and joy in her life. She also has a husband who is gracious and kind, and who looks away when cloth diaper mail arrives.
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  1. Thank you so much for this enormously helpful post Jenna! I am bookmarking it so I can go back and read all the links. As a new blogger, it is a little like navigating an enormous corn maze! Very overwhelming at times.

    • Yay I’m glad you found it helpful, Debbie! It is SO overwhelming sometimes, but so nice to know that there is pretty much an answer to EVERYTHING in the blogosphere. Thank you for your kind words :) ~Jenna

  2. What a great list! This is going on my Pinterest board immediately so I can delve further into each link. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together for us.
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    • Thanks, Felicia! I’m really glad you found it helpful. I appreciate you being here. ~Jenna

    • Thanks Sybil :) You rock. ~Jenna

    • Thanks, Cassie! Thanks for being here :) I’m excited about your blog! ~Jenna

    • Thank you so much, Jess! I appreciate your kind words. ~Jenna

  3. Glad I stumbled upon your site at WDW! I love this post. Great collection! I also love the simplicity and readability of your site. :)
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    • Thank you so much, Shelly! I’m excited to have found a new friend! Headed to your blog now :) ~Jenna

  4. Love these resources. Most of them are ones I’m familiar with but there are a few new ones, too! Thanks for sharing & linking up!
    Madison | Wetherills Say I Do recently posted…CurrentlyMy Profile

  5. This is a great list, mama! Definitely one to bookmark. Sometimes Sweet is one of the best!
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  6. Woohoo, thanks for sharing these Jenna! I could sit here all day and read about blogging. Headed off to check these links out! (And thanks to you I have incorporated Journal Day into my weekly schedule. I’ve definitely been in a blogging slump and she always chooses interesting topics to write about. Not to mention, there is nothing I love more than to go back through high school journals and read about topics I was asked to write about that I wouldn’t have otherwise).
    Jessica recently posted…Journal Day – My Idea of BeautyMy Profile

    • I totally agree, Jessica, the Journal prompts are SO good for me. I’m glad you liked some of these links! I’m so inspired by so many of these amazing bloggers. Let me know if you find a favorite. ~Jenna

  7. Thank you so much for compiling these great tips together! I have spent several hours today studying the articles and they’re so helpful. Keep ‘em coming:)!

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