When I first started posting regularly on Poutine and Prada I talked about beauty products almost exclusively. It was where I was at at the time. I still love talking make-up and skincare but I’m nearly ten years older than I was when I started this blog. My interests have changed and so have the topics I’m interested in talking about here. With these changes come some blogger struggles. I’m having a hard time with this because my blog doesn’t fit neatly into any one category any more. I feel like Poutine and Prada is disorganized and I’ve fallen into the trap of comparing my work with that of the bloggers I admire. My photos never look as good as theirs and my content never seems to read as smoothly.
When I first started blogging many, many years ago (anyone remember Livejournal?) I just published my posts and hoped people would stumble upon them. No one ever did of course, but it didn’t really matter back then because I was just documenting my travels for friends and family. Fast forward to the present and I want readers! I love writing and sharing, what I hope are, interesting and helpful posts with all of you. Today’s post is going to be a roundup of some of my favourite blogging tools for beginners; all the tools I wish I had known about all those years ago when I first dipped my toes into the online world.
Quick disclaimer – I am not anything even approaching an expert, nor would I ever claim to be, however, if you’re just starting out on your blogging journey you may find these tools useful.