Let’s face it, a lot goes into running a food blog (or any blog for that matter). Below are some of the products/resources that have helped me along the way, some of which I still use to this day.
BlueHost – Bluehost hosts my blog, they have reasonable rates and are super easy to work with to get up and running.
StudioPress Themes for WordPress– I started my blog with a free theme and it served me well while determining the over all look I wanted to achieve with my blog. When the time came for an upgrade I fell in love with and still currently use the FoodiePro Theme by Shay Bocks. I love the clean design and all the options available to arrange things the way you want. Find it or the right theme for you through Studio Press.
Start and grow your food blog with Food Blogger Pro– Not an expert on setting up your own blog? Food Blogger Pro will teach you how to get up and running quickly and efficiently. But it doesn’t end there, they have courses on food photography, food videos, monetizing, traffic, SEO and so much more. Food Blogger Pro is how I was able to get up and running and I still use them to this day.
Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More (Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,)– This is a delightful read and suggestions regarding the description of food. Though I tell a lot of stories on my blog its also equally important to describe how good the food is as well in a way that the reader can understand. Though I am still working on the less is more lesson 😉 .
Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots – This book helped in the beginning but even more so as I began to understand key photography terms and what they meant. It is an easy to follow and read book with a lot of great information visual examples.
Here you have it!! I don’t profess to be a blogging expert, I’m just showing you what has helped me and in some cases still works for me. Any questions let me know. Take care.