Friday, September 25, 2015

My List of Fabulous Finds: 12 Helpful Resources!

I mentioned earlier that I have been making some changes to my blog design and organization. 

For my List of Fabulous Finds this week, I am providing links to some of the resources that have been helpful throughout this process.  

All of these services can be used on a Blogger platform, and offer support in addition to the services already provided there.

Whether or not you have a website, if you do any creative work on a computer you may find about the first half of these links helpful.  

If you are a blogger, all the other links may be useful to you, as well. 



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Here are this week's links:



1. How to create a free online signature: My Live Signature
Here's mine: 
2. How to get a darker/lighter shade of any color: HTML Color Picker

3. My preferred online photo editor: Ribbet

4. A huge collection of free fonts that can be added to your computer: Google Fonts


5. A page creation tool useful for creating printable recipes: Google Sites


6. A useful way to search or share recipes: 
Yummly
I hope you use my Yum button on my posts, to share some of the recipes I publish!

7. “Manage your recipes and add a professional recipe page to your blog... for free!”: ReciPage

8. Create indexes of recipes or posts using photo galleries (I haven't tried this yet): Inlinkz

9. Add custom share buttons to your posts: Shareaholic
Mine look like this:


10. My new email subscription service is now: 
Powered by MailChimp

11. Generate a disclosure policy for your blog: DisclosurePolicy.org

12. Add a print button to your posts: Print Friendly




13. Code it Pretty and xomisse both offer detailed tutorials for adding a new Related Posts Gallery for Blogger.


14. If your website is on Blogger and you need any website help, I would highly recommend  the Blogger consultant: Kim Six Blogger Support!

She is very helpful and extremely patient, and I don't think there is anything she cannot do! 

At some point in the future, I may provide some more information about some of the services I mentioned here. Until then, however, if I've been able to figure them out, you probably will too!



I hope you find this list helpful - and I can't wait for you to see the rest of the changes we are working on for my blog ! I am pretty excited about them!

Have you ever used ReciPage or InLinkz? 
I'd love to know the pros and cons!

This post may be linked to one of the great link-up parties I follow and list on my blog. Check them out!


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12 comments :

  1. I always get my blog ideas from you Susan! Thanks so much for the links. I'm loving the new look on your blog, and I will check some of these out. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lana - I have noticed some new cool updates on your blog as well! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too - and enjoy your anniversary!!!

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  2. Some intriguing links I will have to explore. In the fullness of time.
    Thank you - and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. "in the fullness of time" - what a descriptive term! I hope you are having a terrific weekend as well.

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  3. All very helpful by the sounds of it...like EC...when I have spare time I will definitely have a good look at them all. :)

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  4. Great tips Susan! I did the disclosure and made another signature for my other site and then I went to Yummly. Oh my word! I had to escape quickly! It looked amazing in there and I didn't want to get sidetracked right now! I will be going back there this evening though! I am going to start taking recipes from Pinterest and trying them. If they are garbage they will be deleted. I'm trying to learn to cook better!

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    1. I'm glad it helped you Rena! And I know exactly what you mean about the temptations of Yummly! I am really hoping some of my recipe posts get "yummed" (or shared there), as I think it is a great site! Good for you, working on your cooking skills ... again, do you ever sleep??!

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  5. This is fantastic, Susan! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I always like sharing something good when I find it, Diane. Sort of one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place - to help others make the most of their moments! :)

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