What You Need To Start Your Food Blog
The header of your blog is such an important part of your website. It is the first thing people see when they visit your blog. This means that it needs to be well designed, and say what your food blog is about. Starting from $67, you can get your own logo and header designed by me. There are other packages for custom logo designs, and all packages come with social media profile images.
The Simple Foods Theme [coming soon]
Too many new bloggers spend too much time editing their theme. That is why I’ve created the Simple Foods WordPress Theme. The theme sports a clean design, and comes with a recipe card plugin. It has everything your food blog needs, leaving you to focus on publishing post. This theme is still in the works and is coming soon. But in the meantime you can check out my list of the top yummy WordPress themes for food bloggers here.
If you have a high budget for a camera, then the premium camera to get is the Canon EOS 6D, which costs $1,499. But if you are like most of us, and want to go for a much lower price, beginner camera, then the best camera for new food bloggers is the entry level Canon EOS Rebel T5 – which costs $399 and comes with a lens.
Food photography is such an important part of food blogging. If you don’t have good photos, your recipe posts won’t get spread on Pinterest, and they won’t be accepted to submission sites such as TasteSpotting. The Tasty Food Photography Guide by Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum, is the go to guide for beginner food bloggers. It covers everything from lighting, props, to editing, camera settings, and much more. If you want to take beautiful food photos, then this is the guide to get.
Starting a Food Blog
Before you can start building your food blog you are going to need to get yourself a .com and hosting account. My guide will show you how to get set up with all of this in a matter of minutes. You can also find out how to install your theme, what plugins you’ll need, and how to set up WordPress.