So you're interested in creating a food blog?
Food blogs are popping up all over the web these days, and it is a great time to get involved. Whether your goals be to become a better cook or just to document all that you are eating and whipping up in the kitchen, a food blog is a great way to funnel your creative energy.
But where is one to get started? And how? With the incredible list of directions in which to potentially take your blog, it can become daunting to make decisions and jump in.
There is no better way to get started on your own food blog than by simply exploring the other food-based blogs in the webiverse. If you are looking for a little extra guidance, look no further than Food Blogging for Dummies, Food Styling & Photography for Dummies and Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling, three helpful books all available from Wiley Publishers.
These three books provide a wealth of information on just how to get started on your blog, including pointers on everything from creating a great blog name and purchasing a domain to watermarking photos and creating buzz with promotion.
Here are some of our favorite tips for getting started from the three books:
- Your blog does not need to be perfect on the day you launch
- Shy away from acronyms and strange spelling when creating your blog and domain names
- The five senses are essential elements to include in the content you write for your blog
- Hone in on your niche, but keep a broad enough mindset for an unlimited number of posts
- Wooden skewers are great props when photographing food
- Play with color in your photos
And the most important tip of all, enjoy yourself! Food blogging is all about your own exploration of the food world, whether that be in restaurants around the world or the comfort of your very own kitchen.
Get started today and list your personal food blog links for us in the comments below! Who knows, maybe you'll be the next featured What We've Been Reading blog.
All three of these books can be found on Amazon.com.
Food Blogging for Dummies
Food Styling & Photography for Dummies
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling