There are so many food blogging resources out there it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. Here are the best ones I’ve used to get – and keep – my blog up and running!
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Food Blogging Resources I Use & Love
Services I Use to Run My Blog (paid)
These are services I pay for to keep my blog up and running. A lot goes into blogging behind the scenes and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without these. Sometimes you can find alternatives that are free, or you can try doing some of these yourself. However I’ve found that these services are worth paying for.
Converkit (email service): www.convertkit.com
Tailwind (Pinterest & Instagram scheduler): www.tailwindapp.com
Canva (for creating graphics): www.canva.com
Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom for editing photos): www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html
G Suite (to have my own email domain): https://gsuite.google.com/
NerdPress (security & backups for my blog): www.nerdpress.net
Blogging Courses & Memberships (paid):
Sometimes you have to pay for the good stuff, and these are the good stuff. If you’re just starting out, Food Blogger Pro is a wonderful catch-all resource. The others will be more of a deep dive into specific areas and while great resources, I wouldn’t start out with them at the very beginning. Learn about the basics first then choose which of these to start in on first.
General Blogging Resources (free)
If you’re looking for free information (the best kind!), then these are some of my go-to resources. The Social Shift is more general, while the last two are more specific and are the two areas I try and really nail down with my blog.
Blogging Facebook Groups (free):
The food blogging world is a great – and large! – community. Get to know others and see what questions have already been asked to get answers to everything from picture size to where to buy the best backgrounds.
Food Bloggers Central: https://www.facebook.com/
Food Blogging, Photography, & Videography: https://www.facebook.com/
The Visibility Method (SEO): https://www.facebook.com/
The Social Shift (General): https://www.facebook.com/
Simple Pin Media (Pinterest): https://www.facebook.com/
If you’d like to hop on over to see how I’ve incorporated some of the information from these food blogging resources, visit my homepage and scroll through my latest recipes, or check me out on Instagram or Pinterest!