I take my research seriously.
I visit dozens of sites to answer any one of my questions, and I don’t stop until I find exactly what I’m looking for. The links below will bring you to top-notch sites I believe to be universally helpful. Dig in! And check back often, because I add new links constantly.
Remember: each link is just one available resource. Use them as springboards for further exploration.
Who should I follow for blog tips/advice?
Why is my site so F-ing slow? (still wrestling with this one)
What the heck do I blog about?
startbloggingonline.com/101-blog-post-ideas-that-make-your-blog-hot/ (seriously awesome list)
What the heck is a “theme”?
yoast.com/wordpress-theme-anatomy/ (comprehensive infographic)
What the heck is a “child theme”?
What is the difference between a “child theme” and a “parent theme”?
What do HTML and CSS mean, and why should I care?
You should care because you’re self-hosting your blog, right? Right?! The more familiar you are with HTML and CSS, the less hair you’ll lose while blogging.
codeavengers.com/ (impeccably smooth and robust tutorial that shows you exactly what HTML and CSS mean AND how to use them on your own blog)
What is SEO?
moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo (10 chapters of what it is, why it matters, how to use it, etc.)
Where can I find free images for my posts?
inc.com/20-sites-with-free-images-for-your-blog-or-social-media-posts.html (explains how to avoid jail time for accidental picture-stealing, too)
How can I create my own images for FREE?
freevector.com/news/free-design-programs/ (I spent 5 mins. creating a profile on this site JUST so I could leave a comment telling them how much I love this post)
canva.com – I use this + Microsoft Paint to create my images. I LOVE Canva!
What’s a landing page, and why do I need one?
What’s an eBook, and how do I make one?
Do you have a question that isn’t listed here? Let me know in the comments. I’ll add it to my list along with your answer.
There’s nothing a solid internet prowl can’t procure. Love it. And you.