Their priceless advice helped us shape up this guide - and offer you realistic and at the same time rewarding blogging experiences for the foodie newbie.Click on any blogger to see what they've suggested to be their most important tips when starting a food blog.

List of All Food Blogging Experts

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Alexandra Azary

www.brighteyedbaker.com

Alexandra is a girl who likes to bake and that's how she started her blog. After spending so much time soaking up what she saw on other food blogs, she realized what she was itching to do, start her own food blog. Fast forward to the present and that inspiration has become a whole wildfire of inspiration in her life.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Post on a regular basis

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, CPM Ads (Cost per impression)

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Allie Roomberg

www.bakingamoment.com

In 2011, her sister introduced her to the world of blogging. She co-authored a blog with her, for nearly two years, before branching off to start Baking a Moment on her own. Some of her recipes are perfect for beginners, but many are more suited for the more experienced baker.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Post on a regular basis

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Affiliate Programs , Become paid Food Blogger

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Becca John

www.amuse-your-bouche.com

Becca is living in Hertfordshire, UK with her lovely new husband and wonderful pet rat. She spend her days reading cookery blogs, trying desperately to improve her photography, and eating good food. Amuse Your Bouche is a place to find the best simple vegetarian recipes.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Free resources

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, StumbleUpon

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, CPM Ads (Cost per impression)

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Dianne Jacob

www.diannej.com

Previously a newspaper, magazine, and publishing company editor-in-chief, she became a full-time writing coach, author, and freelance editor in 1996. She is the author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Nutritional Information

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Giveaways and Polls

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Affiliate Programs, Sell your Merchandise

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Emily Wells

www.gastronomista.com

Gastronomista is a website focused on the culture of cocktails, and was founded in October of 2009 as a way to keep track of delicious treasures, tipples, and trips around the world. Emily was named an "Epic Imbiber and Bon Vivant" in Ms. Lesley M.M. Blume's ode to the cocktail, Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Blogger.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Food Blog Directories, Giveaways and Polls

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Affiliate Programs, Sell your posts and photos, Review Products

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Erin Gleeson

www.theforestfeast.com

Gastronomista is a website focused on the culture of cocktails, and was founded in October of 2009 as a way to keep track of delicious treasures, tipples, and trips around the world. Emily was named an "Epic Imbiber and Bon Vivant" in Ms. Lesley M.M. Blume's ode to the cocktail, Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Tumblr.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Bloglovin.com, Getting Subscribers / RSS

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, Become paid Food Blogger

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Eva Kosmas

www.adventures-in-cooking.com

Gastronomista is a website focused on the culture of cocktails, and was founded in October of 2009 as a way to keep track of delicious treasures, tipples, and trips around the world. Emily was named an "Epic Imbiber and Bon Vivant" in Ms. Lesley M.M. Blume's ode to the cocktail, Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Giveaways and Polls

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, Sell your posts and photos

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Hannah Kaminsky

www.bittersweetblog.com

Hannah is the creator of award-winning blog, BitterSweetBlog.com, and author of few more blogs like: My Sweet Vegan, Vegan a la Mode, Vegan Desserts and Easy as a Vegan pie. She is a baker, writer and photographer, working towards her BFA in commercial photography.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Post on a regular basis

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Sell your posts and photos, Become paid Food Blogger

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Heather Poire

sundaymorningbananapancakes.yummly.com

Heather started her blog back in 2011. The start of this blog allowed her to love food again, that love of food slowly turned into a love of food photography and food styling. Nearly every Sunday she and her husband make Banana Pancakes to start their lazy Sunday's together, it's those Sunday's that inspired the name of this blog.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Blogger.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Post on a regular basis

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Sell your posts and photos, Become paid Food Blogger, Write a Cookbook

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Helen Best-Shaw

www.fussfreeflavours.com

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food and recipe writer, stylist and photographer. She started blogging as a hobby which has turned into her full time job. Helen develops new recipes for a number of high street brands and British supermarkets. Helen's recipes, photography and articles regularly appear in print and online publications. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Post on a regular basis, SEO

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, Sell your posts and photos, Become paid Food Blogger

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Joy Jose

www.gourmeted.com

Joy got into cooking and baking because she was beginning to get dissatisfied with food when dining out. Her blog started one winter evening in 2007. Since then she has been sharing recipes, dining experiences, notes from her travels, and everything in between on Gourmeted.com.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Post on a regular basis, Read and leave good comments on posts that adds to the discussion on other blogs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Private Ads/Sponsors, Provide premium content such as instructional videos for highly requested recipes

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Kate Taylor

www.cookieandkate.com

This blog is all about celebrating good food - real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body. Kate believes that cooking should be fun and recipes, flexible. She chooses not to cook meat, so all of the recipes on Cookie and Kate are vegetarian. She believes in eating whole foods.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Getting Subscribers / RSS

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Affiliate Programs, Become paid Food Blogger

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Katie Oberwager

www.24carrotlife.com

I began my blog in 2013 to show that healthy eating can be fun and exciting. I do not follow a specific diet but often post gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes. I am a Fitfluential Ambassado, member of The Recipe Redux, Glam Foodie Contributor and Pop Sugar Select Food Blogger.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Post on a regular basis

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Sell your Merchandise

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Laura Tabacca

www.thespicedlife.com

Laura is a stay at home mom who loves to cook and bake and who loves to write. She decided to combine those interests into this blog, where she'd like to think that she is talking to her readers while she is cooking and baking. And of course she also just like to talk about the food she loves.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Getting Subscribers / RSS

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Affiliate Programs

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Melissa Riker

www.thehappierhomemaker.com

Melissa is a work at home, homeschooling mom to three little boys. She loves anything creative. This blog has transformed her life in ways unimaginable. It has blessed her with new friends, new opportunities, and encouraged her to push her limits personally and professionally.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Reviews, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Ziplist.com, Guest Posts

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Affiliate Programs

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Meredith Steele

www.insockmonkeyslippers.com

Meredith Steele, a graphic designer turned stay-at-home mom, focused her creativity and passion for cooking to create her own recipe development company and InSock MonkeySlippers.com, a blog packed with family-friendly recipes and lighthearted stories about life.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Post on a regular basis, SEO

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Sell your posts and photos, Become paid Food Blogger

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Rachel Adams

www.dinnerwasdelicious.com

Rachel and her friend Lucy are Based in Chicago and have been destroying kitchens together since 2011. Rachel writes and bakes, and Lucy is a professional photographer. They love to have real conversations with folks about food and its no surprise their blog has been awarded in Saveur Magazine's "Sites We Love", January 2013.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Tumblr.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Honest, thoughtful opinions and essays about food, how you eat it, and how it makes you feel (mentally, physically, financially, spiritually, emotionally, socially)

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Post on a regular basis, engaging with your community of readers in honest conversations and good content.

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Private Ads/Sponsors, Affiliate Programs, Write a Cookbook

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Russ Crandall

www.thedomesticman.com

"The Domestic Man" blog was started in 2010 and has been featured in People Magazine, Huffington Post, AOL.com and Mashable. In Savuer Best Food Blog awards 2013 was one of the finalist. Main idea for starting this blog was to keep good old traditions of preparing tasty meals at home.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: Wordpress.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Getting Subscribers / RSS, Giveaways and Polls

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Affiliate Programs, Write a Cookbook

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Samuel Shelley

www.islandmenu.com.au

Island Menu is a food and photography blog written by two friends with a strong focus on the use of wonderful fresh Tasmanian produce available. They aim to buy and source seasonally and locally where they can, for both special occasion meals and everyday food.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Post on a regular basis, Getting Subscribers / RSS

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Sell your posts and photos, Become paid Food Blogger, Write a Cookbook

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Shanna Mallon

www.foodloveswriting.com

Shanna started Food Loves Writing in 2008, to chronicle cooking attempts and practice writing. In the years that followed, she fell in love with whole foods. She holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University, and her work has been featured in The Kitchn, Better Homes & Gardens, and Bon Appetit.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: SquareSpace.com

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Videos, Food Photographs

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, Guest Posts, Giveaways and Polls, SEO

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Sell your Merchandise, Write a Cookbook

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Sue Pressey

www.mykoreankitchen.com

My Korean Kitchen is a food blog that talks all about Sue's love and passion for Korean food and Korean fusion food. It was started back in March 2006 and it includes step by step recipes with mouth-watering photos, cultural discussions, and products and restaurants reviews.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Tutorials

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Ziplist.com, Write a Guide

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Affiliate Programs, Write a Cookbook

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Susan Moran

www.theviewfromgreatisland.com

This blog was born when, after so many years of cooking for a family, Susan was suddenly free to cut loose in the kitchen. Her style is enthusiastic, colorful, and non-fussy. No food is off limits in her blog, as long as it's 'real' and unprocessed, but her favorites make repeat appearances.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, SEO

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), CPM Ads (Cost per impression), Sell your Merchandise, Become paid Food Blogger

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Tara Noland

www.noshingwiththenolands.com

Tara has not missed a day posting something new on her blog and continues to have great success with photos on top photography sites such as Foodgawker, Tastespotting and Tasteologie, etc. Her recipes are in Tasty Kitchen, Foodbuzz and Healthy Aperature and has been featured a number of times in Gourmet Live's blog.

Answers from the conducted Survey:

Q: Recommend 1 self-hosted blogging tool?
A: WordPress.org

Q: Recommend 3 types of Food Blog content?
A: Recipes, Food Photographs, Reviews

Q: Recommend 3 ways to promote your Food blog?
A: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Foodgawker and Tastespotting, SEO

Q: Recommend 3 ways to make money?
A: Ads Programs (ex:Adsense, Amazon), Become paid Food Blogger, Review Products

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