blogging resources + other useful stuff!

The blogging resources we recommend at sugercoatit

We often get asked about the blogging resources and equipment we use to run the blog; everything from what camera I use to the subscriptions keeps us ticking over. My idea was to make it easier for everyone by creating this list of items we recommend for blogging, social media, video creation and photography. Things like where we host our email list to how we manage all the social media platforms from one place.

There are still items to be added, I’m sure, and I’ll keep adding them to the list as I think of them. If there is something you need for your blogging or social media journey, let us know, and we’ll let you know what we use, or seek out a recommendation from a fellow blogger. Sounds like a plan, right? 

It is important to note that I’ve included affiliate links for many of the items listed here. But, in particular, for the electronics and cameras, I’ve made sure to add the full name so you can copy it and search the platform of your choice to purchase. If you choose to purchase using our links, we appreciate your support to keep the blogging ticking over. 


blogging resources, subscriptions and platforms we use; 

FloDesk (Email Marketing from $19 USD no matter your list size) –

Canva (Making graphics, headers + so much more!)) –

Fiverr (Handy helpers for everything you need to be done) –

Deposit Photos (Stock Photos) –

Envato Elements (Templates, Stock Photo + Video, and so much more) – 

Dotcal (personalised booking page) – (use my link for 50% off your PRO plan for 6 months)

VentraIP (domains and hosting) –

Divi (WP Theme + Plugin Marketplace) –

Plann (Instagram, FB, LinkedIn and TikTok Scheduling and Planning) – http://share.plannthat

Tailwaind (Pinterest) –

Buffer (Scheduling – all platforms) –

SkillShare (Take a course, or twenty, for a flat monthly fee) – 


*this list contains affiliate links

photo and video equipment we use;


Nikon D780 – View Here

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G Lens –  View Here

Nikon AF-S FX 35mm f/1.4G Lens – View Here

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens – View Here



Neewer Video Light Setup – View Here

Elinchrom Compact ELC Pro HD 500 (flash) (I use two, with a soft box and a white dish, predominately) – View Here

Rode SmartLav+ Microphone – View Here

Rode VideoMicro Microphone – View Here

RØDE NTUSB NT-USB Studio-Quality Microphone – View Here


Everyday Co (Backdrops + Photo Props) – use code: SUGERCOATIT for 20% off

Neewer 168cm Lightweight Camera Tripod – View Here

ProMaster Professional C-Stand Kit with Turtle Base Black – View Here

Epidemic Sound (Music) –



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