I’m fortunate to know a number of helpful people in the world of blogging tools and software and design. I wanted to highlight just a few, because I’m often asked who I use for this or that or the other thing. Here are some services that I think might be useful to you:
The folks behind the Genesis WordPress Theme (affiliate link) are also credited with designing my current site layout. I’m using the Genesis theme and children on lots of my other projects right now. I’m really enjoying how Brian Gardner and his team roll.
The team at 9seeds are doing all my development work and all my site support at this time (well, except for 1 blog, but that’s out of a dozen). I met John Hawkins at a WordCamp in Las Vegas and never looked back. He leads a smart and ridiculously fast-to-respond team.
Snowy Day Designs
My friend, Nico, at Snowy Day Design has been helping bloggers with their site design for years. He’s usually quite busy, but if you can hire him, he’s got a lot of great ideas and works fast.
Brothers Justin and Eric Rasmussen lead Coffeehouse Ideas out of California. They have innovative design and work well beyond just blogs. They’ve developed and reworked all kinds of software applications and do lots of good integration work, as well.
We Fix WP
Did you get started with your WordPress project and get stuck? Did your designer or developer leave you hanging. That’s Dana and Karen’s specialty at We Fix WP. I’ve known them for years and their skills and list of satisfied customers keeps growing.
Moving from TypePad to WordPress? Leaving Blogger for Tumblr? Jim and Don at Blog Wranglers can help. They’ve got a lot of skill at making a transition smooth, and their service makes your move more about discovering your new site’s capabilities and less about biting your nails and worrying where two years of blog posts went.
There are Tons More
I might update this list from time to time. I might not. There are plenty of great services and you probably offer an amazing service, and there are lots of other people doing this. I’m just pointing to some people I know and who I trust to perform these services. By all means, connect with them and see if there’s value to you.
(If you leave your service in the comments, give me a while to approve the links. All URLs go to a quarantine for a while – blame shoe salespeople from Turkey).