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Tips for Food Bloggers

I get frequent e-mails from new food bloggers seeking information about blogging, so I’ve decided to collect a list of useful information.  (These are various links I’ve saved; just started working on this; more to come!)

Start Here:
For all food bloggers, I highly recommend the book Food Blogging For Dummies by Kelly Senyei from Just a Taste.  (Blogger disclosure:  If anyone follows that link and buys the book, Kalyn’s Kitchen earns a few cents on the dollar; thanks!)

Things I know:
When my blog turned seven years old, I wrote about Seven Things I Know About Food Blogging.
When my blog turned six years old, I wrote about Six Life Lessons I’m Learning Through Blogging.

Pinterest Tips:
I share my Pinterest Tips in an interview with Pinnable Business.

More Pinterest Tips recorded in the live blogging write-up of a session at BlogHerFood 2015 where I spoke with Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking about Pinterest.

Blogging Tips:
How to Build Blog Traffic (Excellent series of posts on building traffic, written by Elise Bauer from  Simply Recipes and posted at BlogHer.com.)

How to Deal with Copyright Theft (Written by Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes for Food Blog Alliance.)

A Primer on Using DMCA Takedown Requests to Stop Photo Stealers from PetaPixel.

Basic Search Engine Optimization Tactics (Written by Melanie Nelson from Blogging Basics 101 for BlogHer.com.)

SEO for Food Blogs (Interview with Casey Markee from Media Wyse)

SEO for Recipe and Food Blogs (Slideshow by Geoff Allen, CEO of Ziplist)

SEO for Food Bloggers (Resource list and PowerPoint presentation by Stephanie Stiavetti and Stephanie Manley, given at BlogHerFood 2010.)

10 Things to Consider when Choosing an Ad Network (Written by Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes for Food Blog Alliance.)

Welcome Visitors to Your Blog with an About Page (Written by Makiko Ito from Just Hungry for Food Blog Alliance.)

How to Write an About Me Page from Rachel Cooks

What to Do When Your Content is Lifted (By David Lebovitz for Food Blog Alliance.)

How to Start a Food Blog (by FromAway)

HTML 101 for Bloggers (by Ginah Soskey)

The Definitive Guide to Recipes and Copyright from Ancestral Chef

How to Use Google+ as a Blogger from Smart School House

150 Links for Food Bloggers from Recipe Girl

Photography Tips:
Learning Food Photography from White on Rice Couple (workshop)

Five Photography Posts that Can Help You Take Better Food Photos  (from White on Rice Couple featured at BlogHer.com)

Composition in Food Photography from Ramya Menon

Adobe Lightroom Tutorial (from No Recipes)

(If you’re an experienced food blogger who’s written something that might be a good addition to this list, leave the link in the comments and I will take a look at it.)

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One comment on “Tips for Food Bloggers”

  1. Thank's a lot for including my interview of Casey, Kalyn. I also have this guide on composition in food photography that has been well received. Perhaps you can take a look? https://magazine.cucumbertown.com/the-beginners-guide-to-composition-in-food-photography-how-to-transform-your-food-photos-from-good-39613ab78bf2#.m83qsxdtq

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