Traffic Planet Hosting
Awesome web host that loads my webpages super fast (which is super important because my webpages are really big/heavy due to all the image files). Been using them for a year and counting. I love TPH!! **Edit: It’s now called WPX Hosting.
It’s probably a less affordable option for those just starting out, so another recommendation I have is Bluehost. They’re super affordable. I host other websites with them (3 others) and have never had any issues. I would definitely recommend going with Bluehost to start :)
Newspaper WP Theme
I’ve tried more than 20 wordpress themes on my site and newspaper is my all-time favorite. This theme is highly customizable, making it the perfect match for how picky I am.
Content locker I use to boost social shares and engagement on my site.