August 28, 2016

Blogger Resources from Groupon

This post was sponsored by Groupon but all opinions are my own.

"I'd love to lose weight but I don't know where to start, so in the meantime, I'll just sit back enjoy this pint of ice cream and wait until the tools and knowledge I need to be successful just magically fall into my lap."

"I wish I could paint in my free time but learning all about the different types of easels and paints and canvases make the preparation more like a full-time job than a hobby." 

Has this ever been you? Please tell me I'm not the only one that gets overwhelmed by the work that goes into the front-end of a new hobby or activity. Sometimes all that work causes me to give up before I even get started. I'm full of excuses for why I didn't try a new recipe or attempt some awesome new craft and normally it's because the journey just to get started requires so much prep that I lose all my initial fervor. 

I don't want this to happen to you - especially if you want to be a blogger. 

If you've ever considered becoming a blogger - be it for business or pleasure - the preparation to get started can be quite overwhelming, but I'm here to encourage you on your journey and make it a bit easier. I've put together a list of some tools that will help you kick off (or revamp) your blog and the best part is that you can get everything on this list from Groupon!

Planners and notebooks to stay organized. Essential for any blogger that wants to keep their ducks in a row, you'll need a way to stay on top of potential post ideas, social media shares, stats, and all the general musings that keep a blogger blogging. 

A phone or camera for great pictures and videos. If a picture says a thousand words then you may want to include a picture or two in each of your future posts. People love to get a glimpse into your world and see things through your eyes. Original photography is one of the best ways to enhance a post and make it authentic. 

A phablet for easy travel and quick posting. A great blog is a reflection of a life well lived and living well means you’re likely out and about. Capture and post about those moments with an awesome phablet (the cross between a phone and tablet) like the Samsung Note 4
Blogger Resources from Groupon - Samsung Note 4

A reliable computer. Absolutely essential for any blogger - you need to have a reliable computer and internet access. You'll likely want to load it with software to help you edit your posts and your photos but there are also great analytic tools and social media outlets that can help you take your blog to the next level. 

Blogger Tip - don't get in over your head. If you decide to start any corresponding social media accounts for your blog, start with one or two and grow from there. You don't need to have 16 different social accounts with five followers on each. Concentrate your focus so that you have an active and growing audience before adding extra accounts. 

A way to relax. Work hard and play hard - or relax hard in this case. Treat yourself to a glass of wine, some health and beauty products, or the latest handbag or sunglasses.

As you begin your blogging journey focus on your ultimate goal and not the list of challenges that you'll face, arm yourself with the tools and resources to make it a success and start connecting with other bloggers in your niche. 

If you're a new blogger - welcome; please let me know if you have any questions - I will gladly be of service if I'm able to help you on your journey. If you're a more seasoned blogger please leave a comment for the newbies telling them some of your blogging must-haves. 

Be Blessed,
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  1. I love groupon! I use it at least once a month. It totally can be a valuable resource for bloggers since you can try something new and review it. Great idea!

  2. I am just starting to really get into groupon and have gotten some great deals. I was just on there today looking for some cushions for my patio chairs.

  3. Groupon has so many great deals! I checked them often for deals on travel for our latest vacation and found some very good stuff. :)

  4. I love Groupon! I always love finding a facial or a massage locally to try and relax.

  5. I LOOOOOOOOVE Groupon, like I love it more every day! Hair cuts, meals, clothes, trips, gifts.. even grooming discounts and pet services!!

  6. I have always loved taking advantage of some of the deals available through Groupon. I had no idea that they have so much available to bloggers and I love it.

  7. I've found some great deals on Groupon over the years. On my to-do list is to schedule time time at a spa. Groupon here I come!

  8. I use Groupon for everything from clothes to food! Whatever I can find a deal on! We do date nights with some of their local specials too.

  9. Groupon is so addictive!! But yes I have found lots of great deals. Didn't know they actually have stuff that are relevant for bloggers though. Thanks for the heads up.