I wanted to be sure to keep you guys posted about the behind the scenes of Chellbee. If you’ve been with me for a while then you’ve probably noticed that Chellbee has a new look. I moved blogging platforms for the fourth time and now I’ve returned to blogger as on September 2017.
Hopefully by sharing this post with you today I can save you some time and the headache of making the moving by giving you the tools and tips you need to start your blog on blogger. If your still wondering what is blogger- it is a free blogging platform powered by Google also known as blogspot.
I do want to preface this blog post by saying blogger is not for the weak hearted. If your not tech savvy, research oriented, and willing to put time into customizing your blogger blog. Than Blogger is likely not the way to go. If you’re new or have more money than time I would definitely say WordPress is likely a better fit for you than Blogger. Not to worry I have instructions on How to Start a WordPress blog too!
First Thing First
Before you can open a blogger account you need to have or create a google email or gmail account, which is easy to do. Be sure you use an email name that corresponds with your blog name. Here are
detailed instructions for creating your blog on blogger. To get started with blogger you will need to select one of there themes but don’t be alarmed by the appearance, I got you.
Must Have Gadgets
1- Social Media Share Button – AddtoAny
2- Pop up bar – Hello Bar
3- Instagram – SnapWidget
4- E-Commerce Shop – Ecwid
Favorite Free Resources
1- Placeit – free mockup generator
2- Unsplash – free stock photos
3- Nappy – free people of color stock photos
4- Picnoi – free people of color stock photos
5- CreateHer Stock – free (and paid) people of color stock photos
6- Google Anayltics – traffic tracker
7- My Blogger Lab – pretty much have a tutorial for every question you can think of
8- Canva – every type of graphic you can think of
9- Problogger – tips and resources on monetizing and growing you blog
10- PicMonkey – graphics creator and photo editing