All my absolute favourite food blogging resources - why I love them so much and what they can do for your beloved food blog.
Are there any food blogging resources that have changed how you work? I'd love to hear about them.
Starting a food blog
I started my website in 2013 and learned everything along the way. I do all of the website building and technical development at Delicious from scratch, all the design, photography, editing, writing, SEO, recipe development and promotion. Phew! This year I completely overhauled the site, rebuilding everything from the ground up.
- cleaner design and navigation
- fully responsive, AMP-friendly pages
- radically reduced the page load speed
- up-to-date user analytics
- effective email capture
- semi-automated newsletter system
- geo-targeted affiliate links
- planned and improved SEO tactics
These are my best resources – web hosting, WordPress themes and plugins, user analytics and newsletter system – for undertaking such a task.
Monetise your food blog
When I first started blogging I had the vague notion that if your blog became popular, you could earn money. Nothing more specific than that. Now I know that if you want to earn money from your website you need to go looking for it – you need to build a site geared to making money. All that happens when your readers increase is your potential to earn increases. These methods and services are what helps me with that hustle.
Food photography tips and resources
It is surprisingly difficult to make delicious food look delicious in photographs. Despite my best efforts, my photographs looked badly lit, flat, unappetising, colourless and shapeless. Sad times. So I did my research, learnt my way around the latest software, collected props (love that bit!) and discovered how to manipulate light and colour. I completely transformed my photography into the bright, bold style you see before you. If you’re struggling with your photography and things aren’t looking quite right – not quite as dreamy and Food-Gawkery as you hoped – then give some of these food photography resources a go. Discover your signature style!