My Tools

I was finding features on other blogs that I liked and wanted to implement those features into my own blog so I created a My Tools page.

These are my top tools that I’ve tried and would recommend.  If you’re simply wondering what I use or in the market for one of these tools, check them out here.

I will continue to add to this page as I try out more tools I like and would recommend.

GoDaddy – My domain name and email account are from GoDaddy.  I remember GoDaddy from the Super Bowl commercials.  I love GoDaddy because their website is easy to use, they have great support over the phone, and they have a very user-friendly website builder.

WordPress – I started using WordPress and also Blogger when I first started blogging.  Another blogger I followed said WordPress is the gold standard.  I’m currently in the Business plan and receive top notch support.  I use the Rosalie theme.  I love that it has a sidebar to add different features like blog subscription and a pinboard.

Tailwind – If you’re interested in blogging or maybe you just want to grow you followers on Pinterest, I highly recommend Tailwind.  You can schedule your own pins and other pins you want to share or pin to your board at the most optimal time for your audience.  Tailwind Tribes are groups you can select based on your niche and they are very easy to join.  You find content you want to share in your tribe and they share your content.  It’s a great way to build your traffic.  You can start for free today.

Canva –  I started creating my pin designs in Powerpoint which is free.  However, it did take me some time to get one pin done.  I started using Canva and couldn’t believe how simple it was to use.  They have a free version and a paid version.  Right now, I am working off of the free version, but am interested in upgrading in the future.

Pexels – Adding a great photo to your pin makes all the difference.  It’s even better if it is FREE.  I get lots of free images from this website and would highly recommend it.

WordPress Plugins

Sassy Social Share –  I use this plugin to add standard and floating Social Media/email sharing buttons to my website.  I knew I wanted rounded buttons and the ability to customize which buttons showed on my site.  What’s even better, is it’s FREE.

Insert Headers and Footers – This plugin allows me to insert data into the header or footer.  That could be a tag that Pinterest recommends adding or an html code to keep track of reporting.  It could also be an ad you want to insert.  Again, it’s FREE.

GS Pinterest Portfolio – I knew I wanted a pinboard on my website to display my pins.  It automatically shows the reader what they can expect by following you and a follow button is included.  Some of the other plugins I viewed, didn’t have the button which I think is a must.