Have a blogger in your life? Not sure what to get them? Or hey, self-gifting? No matter! I’ve got some great gift suggestions for this edition of J’adore, my series where I bring you some of my favorite finds while traveling the interwebs. I think all of these would make great gifts for bloggers.
Help a Blogger get organized.
I am a little nutty when it comes to organization. I have shared some of the tools I use to keep me that way, but when no matter how many digital tools I have, I always love analog notebooks and systems to keep my going. I have purchased to planners to try out for 2015.
The Passion Planner
This planner caught my eye when it was a Kickstarter but I didn’t purchase it during its campaign period. Then I saw another blogger post about it and my curiosity was piqued again. I check out the website and read it in its entirety and have ordered the 2015 Passion Planner. It doesn’t arrive until January which makes me a little anxious, but there is a free pdf version if you help promote it (hey, here is me promoting it!).
It looks like such a fun system and I really admire Angelia Trinidad, founder, CEO and creator of this system – she has gumption as a young entrepreneur!
The EPIC BLOG Planner
I discovered Regina Anaejionu’s site, by Regina when I pinned one of her blog graphics to my Best of Blogging board on Pinterest. I followed the trail and began reading her and also purchased one of her e-books. Then her EPIC BLOG planner was mentioned by a blogger in a discussion in Facebook with rave reviews so I had to pick one up for myself to see.
It arrived a few days ago and I really love the format! I am diving in today with some of the exercises as well as planning.
2015 Year Planner
I bought two of Crispin Finn’s 2015 Year Planner – one for my office and one for my home office (that is going to take a little bit of negotiating with Mr. Misadventures!). I think it is great to see an entire year in one spot. And even if the hubby won’t let me put this on our office wall, I can carry it around (along with my planner!) in the handy-dandy folder it comes in! Having an editorial process makes a blogger’s life easier, trust me! And this is a great way to notice patterns when it comes to series and gaps.
There are other organization tools that I mention in my post on blog tools, many of which have pro versions which would make a great gift.
Help a Blogger take her blog to the Next Level.
I have been blogging for six years and one thing I can tell you is that you never stop learning. There are a ton of great courses out there that will help any blogger hone her skills. Here are a few of my favorites.
I am a big fan of Melissa Culberson of Blog Clarity. I have taken many of her courses including Content Brew where bloggers can learn how to plan and create content ideas for your blog and the tools you will need to do it. And Media Kit Smash a course that helps bloggers create a professional, informative media kit. I’ve also taken Pinning Perfect which helps bloggers increase traffic from Pinterest. I highly recommend each one of these!
A Beautiful Mess
There are many self-paced courses out there to help you with your blogging, I like Blog Life from A Beautiful Mess. Visually stunning and very helpful, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman do a great job helping bloggers a plan of action for branding, editorial and creating community. They also make really great planners!
There are many great books out there about various aspects of blogging and I have read many of them! Here are a few of the standouts.
The Art of Social Media
This book from Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick is filled to the brim with great tips and resources for any blogger who wants to use social media to amplify their blog posts. I recommend buying the hard copy as opposed to the Kindle because they are going to want to mark up this book!
Artifact Uprising Photo Books
Many bloggers use Instagram and have a full feed of images. Why not turn them into a fun photo book. You can do one for specific series, certain trips, or maybe monthly recap images that can be turned into a “year of blogging” book. There are a lot of creative options and I am sure no matter what you choose you will love the end result as Artifact Uprising products are gorgeous!
Blog A Lot T-shirt
I have this shirt from Raygun and I love it! When I wear it people always ask me about it, it is a great conversation starter!
I am Famous on my Blog Coffee Cup
I am considering buying this coffee mug. It is an awesome reminder that most of us bloggers never make it to the big time, but we will always have our own confidence!
That’s it for this J’adore roundup. If you have a blogger in your life or are self-gifting, any one of these are great gifts for bloggers!
What about you? Got anything you would add?