BLOGGING & HOSTING
WordPress – WordPress.org is the most commonly used blogging platform and I couldn’t recommend it enough. There’s tens of thousands of themes and plug-ins out there, and a HUGE community that offers tonnes of support and helpful advice.
BlueHost – Efficient web hosting for WordPress blogs and business websites. Ever since 2005 – WordPress have chosen BlueHost as their number one choice for web hosting.
THEMES, PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
Themify – Themify is the theme I personally use for my blog. Trusted by 68,264+ customers, Themify themes & plugins help you create beautifully responsive WordPress sites, faster and easier than ever before.
The Pattern Library – The Pattern Library is a project by Tim Holman & Claudio Guglieri and compiles a hand-picked collection of over fifty quirky, innovative patterns for your blog. (See 12 Websites For More High-Quality Textures)
Canon 750D Camera – If you’re starting to take blogging more seriously, a digital camera is an extremely useful investment. Your smartphone might do the job for now, but it’s only a matter of time before you want to upgrade and provide better photographs. This is the one I use!
SanDisk SD Card – Once you’ve got a DSLR camera – you’ll also need an SD card to store all of your wonderful photos! This is the one I currently use, and it’s been the most reliable by far.
Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective – An absolute goldmine for those who are interested in learning more about computer systems and programming.
Blogosphere Magazine – Blogosphere is a print publication founded in October 2013 by Alice Audley. It’s written for bloggers, by bloggers.
Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the World by Twitter – An incredibly innovative approach to travel the world. This book shows the true power of how social networking and online connectivity can change the way we live our lives.