Resources for Craft Bloggers

Starting a Craft blog?

Here are some of my favorite resources that I hope will help you! Starting a craft blog can be incredibly rewarding, whether you’re looking to build a portfolio, start a business, or just love to share your passion.

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Hosting

Site Ground – This is my favorite hosting option and what I use on all of my websites. The interface is easy to use, even if you’re not familiar with website management. The

Bluehost – I used Bluehost when I first started blogging and given the price (new 1-year plans can be less than 3$ a month!) it was a great choice. I didn’t find the interface as user friendly as Site Ground, but it’s been a few years, so I’m sure it’s been improved by now.

WordPress Themes

This blog uses the Sage Theme by Hearten Made along with blocks from the Rosemary theme via the Rosemary block collection.

More on Choosing a Theme…

Blogging Courses and Training

Stupid Simple Blogging – This isn’t just one course, but a comprehensive blogging system that covers research, writing, and promoting your blog. It was just release in April 2024, so I’m still working my way through it myself, but so far I’m very happy with what I’ve got.

Full Time Influencer – Tina Lee has put together a thorough and detailed course on mastering Instagram. This is another course I’m still working my way through, but that is because it’s so intense!

Photography Tools

Fujifilm X-T100 Mirrorless Digital Camera – I’ve had this digital camera for several years now, and so far it’s never let me down. The screen swivels out for self filming or setting up overhead shots. And I just love how this camera handles color and light! It’s also relatively inexpensive for a digital camera, especially one that can handle vlogging.

iPhone 15 Pro – As much as I love my mirrorless camera, I end up taking most of my photos using my iPhone. If you’re due for an upgrade, I recommend getting the phone with the best possible camera. I find having the three different lenses has made it so much easier to capture nice photos on the go.

Canvas Lamp – This lamp/phone holder has recently become one of my workhorse tools. It’s great because it looks and functions just like a regular lamp when I’m not filming. That means that it lives on my desk, always set up for a quick video when I need it. I use it to film most of my short “hands working on a project” reels.