Food Bloggers: 150+ Links to Everything You Need to Know

I’m always looking for good information in regards to tips and tricks on how to make my blog successful, and I get an awful lot of emails asking for advice on food blogging.  So here’s a round-up of fabulous tips and tricks from fabulous food blogs and elsewhere that have been very helpful to me.  There’s an enormous amount of talent in the food blogging world, and when everyone contributes their expertise, it’s appreciated and helpful.  I’m happy to share with you… 150+ links for pretty much everything you want to know about food blogging.

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Disclosure:  There are a few Amazon affiliate links included in this post (where recommended products are shared) and other affiliate links too.

Have I forgotten a fabulous resource that you’re aware of?  Please share in the comments below…

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175 Responses to “Food Bloggers: 150+ Links to Everything You Need to Know”

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    Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) — March 26, 2013 @ 3:22 AM

    WOW – Lori – what a fabulous, fabulous resource for food bloggers, new and more experienced. Bookmarked. Thank you so much for compiling this.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 26, 2013 @ 3:26 AM

    My jaw is on the floor with how comprehensive this is, Lori. BRAVO!!!! Wow. I can’t imagine how long this took you to compile, and for how long you were ‘collecting’ links. With each section, I was like wow, she thought of this. And that. And this, too. You didn’t miss a thing! Thank you. Pinning, saving, and loving this!

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    marla — March 26, 2013 @ 3:53 AM

    WOW! Lori I am soooo impressed by this very informative list you put together. Thanks for all of this ~ I will refer back often. Also happy you shared my post The Perfect Pin. Thank you!

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    Becki's Whole Life — March 26, 2013 @ 4:11 AM

    Thank you, Lori. This is a great compilation of tips for fellow food bloggers:-) I can spend hours pouring through all of this information.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — March 26, 2013 @ 4:44 AM

    Thank you, Lori! This has got to be “the list of all lists…that were EVER lists” for food blogging information. It is so all-inclusive! Truly, you thought of every facet of food blogging and covered each section thoroughly, completely and with quality in mind. LOVE! IT! Pinning! xo

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — March 26, 2013 @ 4:45 AM

    WOW. Thank you so much for this! I’m at the stage where I’m trying to do the Blogger-Wordpress migration and it’s NOT going well haha, so any help like this is welcomed :) Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

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    Chef Dennis — March 26, 2013 @ 4:52 AM

    WOW!!! what an amazing resource, and thank you so much for including my posts in this most comprehensive list of food blogging links!

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    JulieD — March 26, 2013 @ 4:54 AM

    Awesome, Lori! I recognize a lot of these from over the years. Great resources!! To add another link, I wrote one with blogging advice:

    I’ll definitely share this link with with friends! Thanks for taking the time to compile this list!

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    Meal Makeover Mom Janice — March 26, 2013 @ 4:59 AM

    Lori, this is amazing! Thanks for sharing all this great information. I’m sure I will refer to it many times…

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    Kimberly — March 26, 2013 @ 5:02 AM

    Lori – you rock the Universe – what a great list and I will be referring people to it! WOOT!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 26, 2013 @ 5:03 AM

    Thanks for including my link! What a fabulous resource. I can’t wait to look closely at all of these different links! That food prop article from Gourmande in the Kitchen and Bakers Royale is one of my favorites.

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    leslie — March 26, 2013 @ 5:03 AM

    This is an amazing post filled with such helpful blogging links! It’s going to tale me a while to get through them all!

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    JulieD — March 26, 2013 @ 5:04 AM

    Oh & just remembered about these great Lightroom tutorials:

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    Kevin Haberberger @ Extraordinary BBQ — March 26, 2013 @ 5:04 AM

    WOW! I cannot wait to take some time to read through these resources! The site I used a lot when starting my blog is It’s not specific to food blogs, but they give great blogging tips!

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    Maureen — March 26, 2013 @ 5:08 AM

    What a fantastic list and definitely a resource to bookmark. So much to learn. So much to keep up with. So much fun.

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    Bobbie — March 26, 2013 @ 5:14 AM

    WOW! Thank you so much for this! I am really struggling with my new food blog and this resource is exactly what I needed. You are now officially my favorite blogger of the week!

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    Cassie — March 26, 2013 @ 5:16 AM

    Wow, Laurie, just wow. What. A great resource for bloggers of all kinds and all experience levels. Your work on this list is much appreciated and many will be able to use it. I love how you separated the categories.

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    Amanda — March 26, 2013 @ 5:16 AM

    WOW. My head is spinning! I cant even imagine how much time and energy went into putting this together… thank you! You get a gold star for the day. Heck, for the year! :)

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 26, 2013 @ 5:25 AM

    this is the best post i have seen in a while!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — March 26, 2013 @ 5:39 AM

    I’m with the others – “wow” is the first word to come to mind! What a fabulous idea to round up all of these invaluable resources in one place. Lots of favorites and a few new-to-me links I can’t wait to check out. Thanks so much for all the work you did on this, Lori!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — March 26, 2013 @ 5:40 AM

    This. Is. Awesome. Lori, thank you SO much for taking the time to put this all together! I’m definitely bookmarking this for future reference.

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    Tieghan — March 26, 2013 @ 5:52 AM

    WOW!! This is maybe the greatest most informative post ever! I am so excited to go through each and every link! Thank you so much Lori!

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    Jeni Elliott — March 26, 2013 @ 5:59 AM

    Wow, Lori, this is probably the most helpful, comprehensive list I’ve *ever* seen. Thanks for including me in your lineup! I’ll be adding this one to my “Blogging” board on Pinterest. Great work!

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    Ann M Godfrey — March 26, 2013 @ 6:00 AM

    Thank you so much for this post…..I have a lot of homework to do.

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    Jamie G — March 26, 2013 @ 6:12 AM

    WOW! This has to be the best list/round up of links ever posted. I love how incredibly helpful and generous the food blogging community is. When I started almost six years ago the only think I knew was that I loved cooking and sharing food with others and thought a website would be a wonderful outlet for that. I am constantly improving myself and learning more daily. I will refer to this often!

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    Kim P — March 26, 2013 @ 6:19 AM

    Thank you so much! This is an amazing list of information. Looking forward to seeing your cookbook!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — March 26, 2013 @ 6:27 AM

    Okay, I can go home now, it’s all here! What a list. Thanks for thinking of others and giving away your secret stash of resources, because that IS what it’s all about.

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    Anne — March 26, 2013 @ 6:33 AM

    Amazing round up! Thank you for sharing (and for including me)!

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    Hillary Davis — March 26, 2013 @ 6:39 AM

    Lori!!! You are a whirlwind! What a wonderful, totally comprehensive list. I am printing out, pinning, and sharing. Best of luck on your new cookbook!!!!!

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    Samantha — March 26, 2013 @ 6:52 AM

    I have clicked on many of these and I am so educated now! I really appreciate this post :) I’m excited to take some of the tips and apply them to my blog!!

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    Kristi Rimkus — March 26, 2013 @ 6:55 AM

    What a terrific resource for us food bloggers. Thank you for sharing!

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    Kristie@SimplySavvyRecipes — March 26, 2013 @ 6:59 AM

    Thanks so much for this wonderful list Lori! I have so much to learn on food blogging, so this is just what I needed! Thanks for you nice comment too on my blog -it means a lot :-) I just love your blog and recipes-your such an inspiration!

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    Joanie @ Zagleft — March 26, 2013 @ 7:15 AM

    Lori, thank you so much for this extensive list, I think every area is covered. I’m looking forward to reading all of it.

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    Radhika — March 26, 2013 @ 7:16 AM

    Thanks a ton Lori. This post is like a one stop shop for all the food bloggers. Helpful and insightful as well with every bit of blogging covered so well.

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    Amy — March 26, 2013 @ 7:37 AM

    What a fantastic list. And to have it all in one place too! Wish I would’ve had this years ago, but it certainly can help me now.

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    Deborah — March 26, 2013 @ 7:48 AM

    Ok, I could seriously spend hours on here, and probably will. What a great round up of resources!!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 26, 2013 @ 7:53 AM

    I have a LOTTTT of reading to do now. Thanks so much Lori for putting these all together!!

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    jeny — March 26, 2013 @ 7:56 AM

    If you want to take your blogging into the e-book world this is a good book to start with: How To Be A Writer In The E-Age… And Keep Your E-Sanity! by Catherine Ryan Hyde & Anne R. Allen. Ms. Hyde wrote PAY IT FORWARD and 17 other books, and Ms. Allen is also an author and successful publishing industry blogger.

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    Amy @Very Culinary — March 26, 2013 @ 8:17 AM

    Wow, Lori. Just…wow.

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    katie — March 26, 2013 @ 9:14 AM

    WOW, Lori–this is a great list you’ve put together. I can’t wait to go check out a few topics that caught my eye. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

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    Megan — March 26, 2013 @ 9:32 AM

    Thanks, this is incredibly helpful! I can’t even imagine how long it took you to oragnize and find all of the links, but I appreciate it!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 26, 2013 @ 9:37 AM

    I can’t believe you went through all the trouble to do this awesome link up! You rock!! <3

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    marcie@flavor the moments — March 26, 2013 @ 9:42 AM

    This wealth of information, Lori! My blog is still pretty new, and I’m always working on trying to make it better. The more info the better, so thank you for putting this together!

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    Pam — March 26, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

    Wow….this is amazing. This is a wonderful amount of information all combined into a one stop shop. Thanks for sharing!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 26, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

    OMG! This list is amazing, Lori! I have already went through few of the links. So much info! Thank you so much for putting it together!!

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    Bill Masson — March 26, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

    Your writing this post is perfect timing for me just starting out in food blogging, thanks for the links. At the moment i use blogger but have previously used WordPress which is where i am going back to very soon, there are so many more resources with plugins on a self-hosted blog.

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    Shema George — March 26, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

    This is by far the best post I have ever seen – Its extremely helpful and thanks for sharing this amazing pool of information with us.

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    Christine — March 26, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

    Wow! Amazing resources. Thank you for taking time to put this together. I’m going to share this on G+.

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    Carine — March 26, 2013 @ 12:07 PM

    What a great list to start with :-)
    Thank you!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — March 26, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

    So I’ll be gone for the next few days reading all of this amazing information!! Lori, you’re a genius for posting this and thanks for taking the time :)

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    Sharon — March 26, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

    Great list…so well organized and thoughtful! THANK YOU!!!

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    Ruthy @ omeletta — March 26, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

    Thank you so so much for this! It’s similar to the list I’ve been saving in a bookmark file- but soo much more comprehensive and useful. Hugely helpful- thank you for taking the time to get this all down in one spot!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore — March 26, 2013 @ 1:07 PM

    Wow Lori! This post feels like hitting the blogging motherlode! What a fantastic resource guide!

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    safia — March 26, 2013 @ 1:26 PM

    This is an amazing resource for a beginner–just in time as I was ‘floundering ‘Thank you.Thank you. Thanks to FB users too.

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    najwa kronfel — March 26, 2013 @ 1:45 PM

    WOW! This is great Lori, it will help a lot of us, thank you!

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    Brooke @ Food Woolf — March 26, 2013 @ 1:54 PM

    Lori, this is an incredibly thoughtful and thorough list! Wow.

    Thank you so much for making this comprehensive resource for bloggers everywhere. If I might, I would recommend the manifesto listed at my and Leah’s Food Blog Code of Ethics site for a general overview for people new to the world of blogging.


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    Deliciously Organic — March 26, 2013 @ 2:04 PM

    What a fabulous list!! I bookmarked it and will refer to it often. Thank you!

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    Carrie Perrins — March 26, 2013 @ 2:16 PM

    Wow! This is quite the list! Thank you for spending you time putting this together! I love to try new recipes and just started a blog to document my adventures. This list will come in really hand. It might take a while to get through it all, but such a great resource.
    Thank you!

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    patsy — March 26, 2013 @ 3:10 PM

    What a fabulous compilation! I’ve pinned it so I can go back and read through all those links! No matter how long you’ve been blogging, there is always something new to learn!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — March 26, 2013 @ 3:52 PM

    Seriously an amazing compilation of great tips and tricks! (and I love Amandas post of why not to start a food blog! ha) My head is already spinning from the ones Ive clicked on. Definitely pinning this one :) Thanks for all the hard work on it Lori, I know it couldnt have been an easy one!

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    Rachel {studio cuisine{ — March 26, 2013 @ 3:58 PM

    A fantastic roundup! I personally love Lindsay’s Tasty Food Photography E-Book and her new website Food Blogger Pro!

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    Dianne Jacob — March 26, 2013 @ 4:10 PM

    Good Lord, woman, you’re amazing. This must have taken months to tabulate. It’s gonna take me hours to go through it and I’ll enjoy every minute. I’m adding a link in my quarterly newsletter, just Tweeted it, and thanks for mentioning my blog and book.

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    Shelly — March 26, 2013 @ 4:15 PM

    Wow!!! There is SO much information here! I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I can’t wait to read all your tips :)

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    Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought — March 26, 2013 @ 6:03 PM

    You are the cat’s meow. Thank you for this valuable information.

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    irvin — March 26, 2013 @ 6:40 PM

    Yay! I’m so glad you did this. Amazing and TOTALLY comprehensive. Thank you for including me, and now you can just point people to this post when they bug you about how to start a blog! ;)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — March 26, 2013 @ 6:55 PM

    Wow! You did your research! I am bookmarking this for future keeping! Thank you sooooooooooo much!!

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    Sherry@savvyapron.blogspot — March 26, 2013 @ 7:24 PM

    Thanks so much!!

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    Tina Verrelli — March 26, 2013 @ 9:05 PM

    Lori, Thank you so much for this!! So much to learn!! Thanks for your hard work!!

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    Kiran @ — March 26, 2013 @ 9:17 PM

    I’m definitely sharing this! Thanks for compiling such a comprehensive list, Lori! And congrats once again on the release of your cookbook!! :)

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    kittee — March 26, 2013 @ 9:25 PM

    Another blog conference: Vida Vegan Con –vegan blogger conference.


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    Alison | a girl defloured — March 26, 2013 @ 9:45 PM

    Holy cow, girl. Bookmarking this…sharing this…all of that. What a resource. Thank you. <3

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    Cathy/ShowFoodChef — March 26, 2013 @ 10:07 PM

    Lori, what an incredible list and post. {{{{{{applause}}}} for the work, love and talent that went into this compilation. Thanks you.

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    Leanne Battelle — March 26, 2013 @ 11:18 PM

    I started a blog a few months ago and would have saved hours of time and confusion with this amazing list. Thank you so much for putting it together. I look forward to continuing to develop my knowledge with these many resources.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 26, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

    This is just amazing, Lori! I’m going to bookmark this post so I can take my time checking all of these out! Thanks for pulling this together!

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    vegeTARAian — March 27, 2013 @ 1:06 AM

    Wowser, what a brilliant compilation of references! Thanks so much for sharing

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — March 27, 2013 @ 4:21 AM

    You rock for putting this together, Lori! And thank you so much for including my photo site tutorial. I’m honored to be on this list!

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    Ricki — March 27, 2013 @ 4:31 AM

    Okay, I think this is seriously the best blog post I have ever seen! Thank you for putting this all together. It may take me another 5 years to go through it all. . . but so glad to know it’s here, all in one place. Yay!

    As for food blogger conferences, I think you forgot Vida Vegan Con: Vegan Lifestyle Food Blogger Conference. :)

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    Kelly — March 27, 2013 @ 6:57 AM

    Wow you really outdid yourself! This list is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing and I’m definitely saving this for future reference! :)

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    Kim | a little lunch — March 27, 2013 @ 8:30 AM

    Lori, thank you from the bottom of my heart (and plate.) You’ve done a great thing here and I hope you know how truly appreciated you are. Many thanks!

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    ea-the spicy rd — March 27, 2013 @ 9:35 AM

    Wow…Where to begin??!! Such an awesome round-up, and much appreciated that you put this all together! Thank you!!!

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    Ghio — March 27, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for providing a Master Class on food blogging.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 27, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

    What an incredible, comprehensive guide for food bloggers and burgeoning bloggers. This is amazing, Lori! It must have taken you ages to put together!

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    Carrie~Carrie's Experimental Kitchen — March 27, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

    This is such a fantastic resource Lori, great job! There are many links I didn’t even know existed and I’m looking forward to reading all of them.

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    Kathy @ FoodWineThyme — March 27, 2013 @ 1:25 PM

    This is fantastic post.

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    Marge @ A Sweet and Savory Life — March 27, 2013 @ 1:37 PM

    Lori, this is an impressive and wonderful resource which I would like to share with my students. May I provide a link to this on their reading lists? (Food Writing classes at New York University and Institute of Culinary Education.)
    Thank you for putting this together!

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    Laura Plumb — March 27, 2013 @ 1:42 PM

    This is an incredible gift to all! Thank God for “Pitta” women like you! Your generosity is great. I will treasure and share this.

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    Judy @Savoring Today — March 27, 2013 @ 1:57 PM

    Fantastic. Thank you for your efforts in putting this together!

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    Lori Lange — March 27, 2013 @ 3:07 PM

    That would be wonderful for all of us- thank you!

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    Malcolm — March 27, 2013 @ 4:08 PM

    Thanks for including us in this roundup, Lori! Be sure to also check out our other project, Thanks!

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — March 27, 2013 @ 4:33 PM

    Thank you so much for this! I’m bookmarking it and I’m planning to read it through and through!!!

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    Liliana — March 27, 2013 @ 6:31 PM

    Thank you so much for compiling all these links. They are a wealth of information!

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    lynnssouthernheart — March 27, 2013 @ 7:49 PM

    Wow this is a fantastic list! Thank you so much for doing this Lori <3

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    Julia Ou — March 27, 2013 @ 9:47 PM

    this is great! thanks :)

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    Christina @ The Hungry Australian — March 28, 2013 @ 2:25 AM

    Fantastic list of resources, Lori. Thank you so much for including my post here. I look forward to browsing through all the other links!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — March 28, 2013 @ 5:02 AM

    Wow, this is so great and very comprehensive. Thanks for taking the time to put together this list!

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    Josephine — March 28, 2013 @ 7:40 AM

    Awesome post.

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    kelley — March 28, 2013 @ 8:09 AM

    Lori- this will be so helpful for so many people! A great compilation and so nice to have it all in one place. This will be one to refer to over and over!

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    Dollie @ Teachers of Good Things — March 28, 2013 @ 8:17 AM

    Oh my goodness! You seem to have thought of EVERYTHING! I pinned this and will be using it often.

    Thank you!

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    Natalie — March 28, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

    !! Thank you for compiling this! Even though I’ve been at this for 5 years I still feel like I have so much to learn. Thanks, Lori!

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    Miles @ Greek Recipe Hub — March 28, 2013 @ 1:22 PM

    wow–this is an amazing post! I’ve just started food blogging so this is like the holey grail for me.

    Thanks so much! Bookmarking now :)

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    carrie @ — March 28, 2013 @ 1:41 PM

    Lori YOU ROCK! Thank you SO much for all these links! Even as a 6 year “veteran” blogger, I have a lot to learn and really need to up my ante… so these tips and links have been INCREDIBLY helpful to me! Thank you so much for your generosity to others!

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    Louise — March 28, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

    Thanks for compiling this great list of fantastic resources and for including my article on copyright – I’m sure a lot of people are going to benefit from this!

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    Kalyn — March 29, 2013 @ 6:46 PM

    Great post; just added it to my own page of food blogging links.

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    Jill Silverman Hough — April 1, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

    Thank you so much for all this great info, Lori! And thank you to Dianne Jacob, whose newsletter turned me on to it! One other resource to add, for nutritional information:

    Thank you again!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:26 PM

    Thank you!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:27 PM

    Your post is tremendously helpful- thank you for writing that!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:27 PM

    Thank you!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:31 PM

    Got it! Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:33 PM

    Thanks for letting me know- I just added it!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:34 PM

    Thanks for writing it!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:34 PM

    Thank you- just added that one!

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    Lori Lange — April 1, 2013 @ 4:56 PM

    Got it! Thank you!

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    Melissa — April 2, 2013 @ 3:35 PM

    Thank you Lori! What a phenomenal treat! I just tweeted, Google + and Pinned this blog post- and will be revisiting it often. Thank you for your generosity :)

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    cathy @ Noble Pig — April 2, 2013 @ 5:03 PM

    Oh man this so helpful…wow. I bet this took forever to put together!!! Love!!

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    Bjork — April 3, 2013 @ 2:38 AM

    Hey Lori! Wow. What an awesome list. Isn’t it incredible how much amazing information there is out there? People are amazing. :)

    Thanks for including a link to our monthly reports. We really appreciate it!

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    Bill Beaman — April 4, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

    Wow great information and help. Look forward to more!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — April 4, 2013 @ 6:58 AM

    Thanks so much for including my business card post! This is an amazing round up – I will be referencing it often!

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    Carrie~Carrie's Experimental Kitchen — April 4, 2013 @ 8:05 AM

    I’m completely and utterly impressed by the wealth of knowledge in this one post; not to mention the talent of everyone listed. Thank you Lori for compiling this information, there were so many articles I had not seen yet and after blogging for 2 years, I still have a lot to learn.

    I also wanted to share this free printable blogging planner I found a few months ago from Mama Jenn Blogs. It’s really helped me plan out my posts and keeps me organized.

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    Courtney @ BakeMeBetter — April 5, 2013 @ 10:51 AM

    Great list! Thank you!

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    Patti at Camp Blogaway — April 5, 2013 @ 7:04 PM

    BRAVO girlfriend. Killer content and obviously tons of work. Thanks for including us. Continued success to you!

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    Kelly @ Mad about Baking — April 8, 2013 @ 5:48 AM

    Wow, great list! Thanks for sharing! This will come in handy :)

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    Julie — April 8, 2013 @ 8:35 AM

    Thank you, this is perfect. This will be a great resource for me since I am new to the food blogging world.

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    VeggieBytes — April 24, 2013 @ 1:14 PM

    I’ve had a blog since 2008 but I’ve always wanted it to be better. I’m a personal chef so I cook for families and often times would get discouraged about the time it took to post on a blog as opposed to just cooking! I’m feeling inspired again! Thanks for all the great tips! I found your article via Pinterest!

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    Lorenzo C. — May 14, 2013 @ 5:36 AM

    If you use WordPress, consider using the Cloudflare service. They have a free option and it can improve the security of your website and provide a speed boost.

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    Michelle @ HRx — May 23, 2013 @ 7:57 AM

    This is amazing!!! I’ve come across food blogger resources before from other bloggers, but nothing this comprehensive. I can’t wait to start going through all this information and growing my food blog. Thanks!!!

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    Ashton — May 27, 2013 @ 4:56 PM

    I know I’m late to commenting on this post, but what a really fabulous and comprehensive list of resources! Thank you so much for including me and for providing all of this info!

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    Lisa — May 29, 2013 @ 9:36 AM

    Hi Lori, I am new to the world of food blogging. I don’t know any other food bloggers yet. I’ve been thinking, over the past few months, how much I would appreciate having a few friends in the business to reach out to when I have questions or concerns about my blog. This article is the answer to so many of my questions. Thank you so much for this. I haven’t explored the rest of your blog yet, but I’m looking forward to doing so. Lisa

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    Lori Lange — May 31, 2013 @ 2:06 PM

    good luck!!

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    Allison — June 5, 2013 @ 9:22 AM

    Thanks for listing our 58 Ways to Get Noticed as a New Blogger resource! :)

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    Del — June 20, 2013 @ 7:45 PM

    What a fantastic resource for a newbie food blogger! Thanks!

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    Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — June 27, 2013 @ 11:49 AM

    This is such a great resource, Lori. I’ve been recommending it to everyone who writes to me for food blogging advice. I think in addition to the ever-important photography, SEO and community aspect of blogging, writing is super important too because it’s what turns that Google searcher into someone who checks out what else you’ve been writing about and hopefully brings them back for more (that’s true of all blogs, not just food blogs). To add one more link, my e-book Better Blog Writing might be helpful too.

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    Lori Lange — June 29, 2013 @ 6:42 AM

    Thanks, Sarah- I just added your link :)

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    Michael @ Changes in Longitude — July 2, 2013 @ 7:44 AM

    Thanks for all the tips. We’re travel bloggers who want to focus on food more. People only travel a few times a year but they eat every day.


    Larissa & Michael

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    Mama @ Baby Birds Farm — July 5, 2013 @ 2:19 PM

    Wow, what a great resource. Totally pinning, bookmarking, etc. Thanks!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — July 31, 2013 @ 4:26 PM

    HOLY MOLY Lori – this is the comprehensive list if I’ve ever seen one. Wow. Great post darlin!!!

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    Lisa V — July 31, 2013 @ 5:23 PM

    I’m just throwing my hat into the food blog ring and found this to be such an incredible resource! Thank you for your time and thoroughness. Cheers!

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    Kirsten@ My Kitchen in the Rockies — July 31, 2013 @ 7:32 PM

    Wow, wonderful information! I already noticed some great links to follow up on. Thanks for such an incredibly informative post. Greetings from Colorado. Kirsten

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    Kevin — August 22, 2013 @ 1:19 PM

    Wow, this is simply an amazing list for a newbie!
    Thanks for the extensive list here.

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    Mai — August 29, 2013 @ 1:07 PM

    Wow! This is fantastic! Wish I had come across this before I started my (still fledgling) blog, but these are all going to be super useful since I’m still in the very beginning phases of it. So helpful!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — September 3, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

    This. is. fabulous. I just worked through the first two sections, reading a few articles that caught my eye and I already feel like I’ve learned a lot (and added about 10 things to my to-do list). Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Lori Lange — September 4, 2013 @ 4:35 AM

    Glad I could help!

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    Carolyn — September 25, 2013 @ 3:13 PM

    Wow, girl! What a collection of links! Nice work.

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    Karin@yumandmore — September 25, 2013 @ 10:40 PM

    Fantastic! although not new to food blogging it never hurts to learn a few new tricks! thanks and greetings from Germany.

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    Heidi (Savory Tv) — October 11, 2013 @ 1:20 AM

    What a phenomenal post! Thank you SO much for the resources Recipe Girl! xo

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    Casandra Boyd — October 15, 2013 @ 11:21 AM

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share such valuable information!!!

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    Afia Morrin — November 18, 2013 @ 9:36 PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog, it was well organized and interesting. I just stared blogging in September and a lot of blogger is still new to me. I am glad I was able to find your blog because you had alot of “How To’s” that are everyday questions that I have. I am blogging about Food and one of your links help me to improve my blog such as “How to be A Better Food Writer”, your tips will help me jazz up my blog.Thank you and I look forward to visiting you again soon

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    Marie | FeelingFoodish — December 2, 2013 @ 4:15 PM

    This is such an amazing post – I’m booking this for sure! I’ve been blogging to over a year now and there is still so much to learn. Thank you for sharing – it is very generous!

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    Karista — December 2, 2013 @ 8:04 PM

    Found a link to this post on Averie Cooks Pinterest page. What a wonderful gift you’ve given. Such a comprehensive list and things I never would have considered. Thank you for taking the time to share all this valuable information!

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    Soumya@ Oishi Recipes — December 5, 2013 @ 4:50 AM

    Thanks for sharing such a huge list. You might have spend a lot of time composing this. This is very helpful for beginners like me.

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    LyndaS — December 18, 2013 @ 4:52 PM

    WoW! This is an incredible list. Thanks for the compilation.

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    Kelly — January 4, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

    This was very helpful! I am a new blogger and this is a really comprehensive list.

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — January 13, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

    This is just amazing ….unbelievably comprehensive. I’m definitely including a link to it on my food blogging resources page. Thanks so much!

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    Josée - Le bonheur est sans gluten — March 6, 2014 @ 9:36 AM

    Lori, this is such an amazing and important post. What incredible work, research and effort you put in this Food blogger How-to. Thank you for this essential list, it will be very helpful to me and other food bloggers. Your post is NOW one of my favorite bookmarks and I will refer to it often.

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    Melissa — April 9, 2014 @ 9:11 AM

    Thanks for this post and all the hard work it must have taken! Your great for sharing. :) Bookmarked!

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    Donna Barstow — April 30, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

    This must have taken you many days or weeks to put together!. Very impressive!

    I can see many people asked you questions that I hadn’t even thought of. It’s good hanging with people who are smarter than I. :)

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    Kate — May 5, 2014 @ 3:29 PM

    Lori, thank you so much for this incredible resource! Every time I reference this page, I end up opening at least 15 new tabs. :) Thought I’d share a few blogger resources page that I have on my site. I’ve worked really hard to make them thorough guides., and Thanks again!

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    Maria — June 5, 2014 @ 5:13 AM

    Wow! Thank you so much for all this much-needed information! I’m going to have some fun with all this. Bookmarked the page. Maria

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    Cecilia — June 27, 2014 @ 9:20 PM

    Thank you so much for this treasure trove of information! Bookmarked!

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    Jean | — July 28, 2014 @ 6:47 AM

    Lori, under “Security,” you have listed Carbonite for your blog backup. Hate to tell you this but I have Carbonite and just called them; they informed me that they do not back up blogs, that they cannot “backup the internet.”

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    Lori Lange — July 29, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

    right- as stated, Carbonite backs up computer content, and hosting companies will usually do daily/weekly blog backups for you. I use Crashplan to back up my computer content now- and I love it because it will back up exterior hard drives too.

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    Victor — August 13, 2014 @ 7:15 AM

    Hi Lori,

    On the “Nutritional Fact Links” section you should also include, a nutrition facts label maker for food bloggers :)

    Have a very nice day!

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    Anthony Lloyd — August 15, 2014 @ 4:18 PM

    Great resource for fellow struggling food bloggers.

    Google Plus Oned and Twittered and of course bookmarked.

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    Kara @ Yaya Recommended — September 2, 2014 @ 8:23 AM

    Wow! This is a great list, thank you! I started my food blog just a few months ago, and I definitely have this page bookmarked for frequent reference!

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    Kate @FramedCooks — September 3, 2014 @ 4:51 AM

    Lori, you have always been one of the most generous bloggers I know, and this is a shining example of the incredible support you give – THANK YOU! I know I will refer to this about a million times. xo

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    Correen — September 3, 2014 @ 6:48 AM

    Marvelous, simply marvelous! Sharing and saving as a forever reference.

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    elizabeth @LocalSavour — September 3, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

    LOVE this Lori! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome resource, I know I will be back many times to this post!

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    Lucy V — September 3, 2014 @ 8:02 AM

    This is a wonderful list. I have bookmarked it and will be using it as a springboard for inspiration in the future. Thank you.

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    Lori Lange — September 3, 2014 @ 9:21 AM

    @kate – thank you so very much!

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    Tricia Rosas — September 3, 2014 @ 2:59 PM

    What a fantastic resource!!!!! Thank you so much!

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    Allie Flores — September 19, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

    Thank you, Lori! This is great – you have so many resources here for food bloggers. Here’s a link to to take a look into how the restaurant industry is impacting food trends too. Thanks!

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    Joe in Minneapolis — September 26, 2014 @ 8:40 AM

    Wow! This is incredible. Do you have a Top 10 list for newbies? I

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    Lori Lange — September 26, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

    There are quite a few posts there for new bloggers.

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    Lisa Johnson — September 28, 2014 @ 4:28 PM

    This is a wonderful resource Lori and I appreciate the link. Thank you!

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    Nancy knox — December 9, 2014 @ 6:39 AM

    I am doing PR for a company who has products we would like to GET to more food bloggers. Is there a resource for me that can put me in touch with more bloggers, as there are for fashion bloggers? Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — January 10, 2015 @ 9:20 AM

    You can email me and I will be happy to recommend some bloggers!