As a food, wine, and travel blogger for 15 years, I've learned SO much. And I'm happy to share my blogger resources to my fellow bloggers!
My sites have been hosted by a variety of web hosts over the years. For the past few years, this site has been hosted by WPOpt. I have been very happy with WPOpt web hosting. Their customer service is the best in the business, and if there has ever been a problem, they've been able to fix it or help me fix it in a timely manner.
Do not make the same mistake I made in waiting for YEARS to finally begin a consistent, relevant newsletter program. I now write a weekly newsletter that contains exclusive content just for my subscribers, as well as links to recipes, wine reviews, and travel tips they may have missed that week. It's an AMAZING way to connect with readers!! I get so many heartfelt, thoughtful, positive emails and direct messages in response to my email newsletters.
I love Pinterest! It's such a great way to connect with new readers, longtime loyal blog readers, and share new recipes, travel tips, and travel guides. I pin between 20 and 40 times each day, which would take me a lot more time if it weren't for Tailwind. Tailwind is my favorite way to schedule Pinterest pins. Check out Tailwind.
Best Apps for Bloggers
Because I have a ton of photos and videos, I need a ton of storage. I'm paranoid about losing files! My main mode of data storage is Dropbox. I have the Pro plan which gives you 3TB of storage. But even the basic plan gives you 2TB at $9.99 per month. Check out Drobox for data storage. I love it!