Welcome to my new blog – Help for New Bloggers. I’ve been running my lifestyle blog – AdriansCrazyLife.com for more than a decade. But over the last few years, I found myself gravitating towards more tech-oriented posts and I’ve recently started my own business as a Pinterest VA (Virtual Assistant) and Consultant. So I thought it made sense to split these more technical posts off onto their own site where I could focus specifically on the mechanics of blogging.
As I said, I’ve been in the blogging world since 2007, so along the way, I’ve picked up lots of great tips related to blogging. After all the time and money I’ve invested in courses, Ebooks, blog conferences, seminars, and other learning opportunities, I wanted to have a way to pass all that I’ve learned.
And I have to say, I LOVE computers. At my Corporate job, I’ve spent the last 40 years on my computer (yes – that’s a 4 and a 0 – FORTY freaking years!). Then I come home and I’m on my laptop and phone for most of the evening working on my blog(s). Is there a 12-step program for that?? No, don’t tell me, I probably wouldn’t have time to do it… And now I’ve retired from Corporate life to do this stuff full-time – HIRE ME.
Plus, I do love to teach! Not little kids – (Lordy, I don’t have that kind of stamina OR patience) but teaching new skills to other bloggers is MUCH more fun and occasionally profitable.
So, I’m happy you’re here – you are welcome to just settle in and enjoy!
- Come Follow me on social media (links in sidebar)
- Sign up for my newsletter
- Buy my Ebooks
- Join my Tailwind Tribes
- Get on my group boards
See – there are LOTS of different ways to get involved here. You did see the part about my crazy life, right? Fortunately, I’m not only moving in a dozen different directions, I’m actually pretty GOOD at it! (It’s on my to-do list to create a Productivity course, if and when ever get TIME to do it.)
Blogging resources I love and recommend:
Tailwind – I’ve been working with Tailwind for about five years. They are the pin scheduler of choice and it is jam-packed with great features. If you haven’t already, sign up for a FREE month of Tailwind HERE.
The Isabelle theme by Bluchic – is my favorite theme for WordPress websites. I’ve used it to build a bunch of different websites. It’s pretty, easy to customize, and really simple to use. It’s shown in a very pale pink, but I’ve done it in turquoise, emerald green, and navy/gold color schemes. For safety and security reasons, I will not ever use a free WordPress theme. This is the engine that powers and protects your website. Learn about the Isabelle theme HERE.
Legal Templates – You are required by law to have a certain package of legalese on your blog. You need to have copyright notices, privacy policies, and various other terms and conditions to protect yourself from being sued. The package I recommend is created by Amira Law – a lawyer who specializes in all aspects of blogging and internet business legalities. Learn more about these Legal Templates HERE.
Pinterest Resources – Pinterest is definitely my jam. I have an Ebook that is very affordable and is packed with helpful tips. OR, if you want a more personalized touch, I will do a Pinterest/Tailwind audit where I go over your account with a 30-point checklist and then set up a Zoom call with you to give you TONS of suggestions. Order the Ebook HERE and the Pinterest Audit HERE.
HIRE ME – I make a full-time living taking great care of my blogger peeps. I’ve done Pinterest Management for the last five years for dozens of clients. I set up mailing lists, automations and build pop-ups for people. I can also build you a new website pretty much for FREE. To learn more – go HERE.