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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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  • Other recommended hosting companies from blog friends: Liquid Web  and BlueHost


  • The Importance of Blog Backups by The Blog Maven
  • Carbonite (I used to use Carbonite before I got a MAC.  This company does not back up external hard drives)
  • CrashPlan (This is what I use to back up all of the content on my MAC.  I love Crashplan because it backs up external hard drives too…and the cost is reasonable.  I bought a plan for all of the computers in my house, and it was about $150 for a year with unlimited computers).  My hosting company auto backs-up my blog content daily.
  • Sucuri:  I don’t use this one, but a lot of people have recommended it for malware detection, cleanup and protection.
  • Last Pass:  Remembers ALL of your passwords for you, so you don’t have to.  I have this, and it has been a lifesaver.



  • This has not been updated.


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…

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

  1. postedMar 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!

    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:27 PM

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

  2. postedMar 29, 2013 6:46 PM

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

  3. postedApr 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!

  4. postedApr 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 🙂

  5. postedApr 2, 2013 5:03 PM

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

  6. postedApr 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!

  7. postedApr 4, 2013 12:05 AM
    Bill Beaman

    Wow great information and help. Look forward to more!

  8. postedApr 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!

  9. postedApr 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.

  10. postedApr 5, 2013 10:51 AM
    Courtney @ BakeMeBetter

    Great list! Thank you!

  11. postedApr 5, 2013 7:04 PM
    Patti at Camp Blogaway

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

  12. postedApr 8, 2013 5:48 AM

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

  13. postedApr 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.

  14. postedApr 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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  16. postedMay 23, 2013 7:57 AM
    Michelle @ HRx

    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!!!

  17. postedMay 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!

  18. postedMay 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

    • postedMay 31, 2013 2:06 PM

      good luck!!

  19. postedJun 5, 2013 9:22 AM

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

  20. postedJun 20, 2013 7:45 PM

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

  21. postedJun 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.

    • postedJun 29, 2013 6:42 AM

      Thanks, Sarah- I just added your link 🙂

  22. postedJul 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

  23. postedJul 5, 2013 2:19 PM

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

  24. postedJul 31, 2013 4:26 PM

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

  25. postedJul 31, 2013 5:23 PM
    Lisa V

    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!

  26. postedJul 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

  27. postedAug 22, 2013 1:19 PM

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

  28. postedAug 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!

  29. postedSep 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!

    • postedSep 4, 2013 4:35 AM

      Glad I could help!

  30. postedSep 25, 2013 3:13 PM

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

  31. postedSep 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.

  32. postedOct 11, 2013 1:20 AM

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

  33. postedOct 15, 2013 11:21 AM
    Casandra Boyd

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

  34. postedNov 18, 2013 9:36 PM
    Afia Morrin

    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

  35. postedDec 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!

  36. postedDec 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!

  37. postedDec 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.

  38. postedDec 18, 2013 4:52 PM

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

  39. postedJan 4, 2014 11:04 AM

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

  40. postedJan 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!

  41. postedMar 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.

  42. postedApr 9, 2014 9:11 AM

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

  43. postedApr 30, 2014 12:42 PM
    Donna Barstow

    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. 🙂

  44. postedMay 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!

  45. postedJun 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

  46. postedJun 27, 2014 9:20 PM

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

  47. postedJul 28, 2014 6:47 AM
    Jean |

    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.”

    • postedJul 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.

  48. postedAug 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!

  49. postedAug 15, 2014 4:18 PM
    Anthony Lloyd

    Great resource for fellow struggling food bloggers.

    Google Plus Oned and Twittered and of course bookmarked.

  50. postedSep 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!

  51. postedSep 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

    • postedSep 3, 2014 9:21 AM

      @kate – thank you so very much!

  52. postedSep 3, 2014 6:48 AM

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

  53. postedSep 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!

  54. postedSep 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.

  55. postedSep 3, 2014 2:59 PM

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

  56. postedSep 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!

  57. postedSep 26, 2014 8:40 AM
    Joe in Minneapolis

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

    • postedSep 26, 2014 10:10 PM

      There are quite a few posts there for new bloggers.

  58. postedSep 28, 2014 4:28 PM

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

  59. postedDec 9, 2014 6:39 AM
    Nancy knox

    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!

    • postedJan 10, 2015 9:20 AM

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

  60. postedApr 9, 2015 4:33 PM

    Wow, what an amazing resource. This is a truly impressive list you put together, Lori!

    I’m definitely bookmarking this page, I know I will be referring to it often. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. 

    That said, I published a little guide to help people take action when their work has been used without their consent. You can check it out here:

    If you like it, feel free to add it to your list. It would be an honor! 

    Thanks again for this awesome post! 

  61. postedApr 13, 2015 12:54 PM
    Rene Dumas

    WHAT an impressive list of websites and info. I had to pin this because I am SURE It will take me a few weeks to go through it all. Thank you for so much stuff!!

  62. postedMay 6, 2015 8:27 PM

    What an amazing list! I have bookmarked this and I have come back to it so many times already! I keep learning more and more from this awesome list! Thanks for creating and sharing!! 

  63. postedMay 29, 2015 10:13 AM

    Wow! What a fantastic list! So glad I ran across this. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into compiling this. Much appreciated!

  64. postedJul 21, 2015 5:58 PM

    Lori, other’s have already said it, but this page really is an invaluable resource–especially for someone new to food blogging like myself. Thanks so much for putting this together. It’s awesome.  

  65. postedNov 2, 2015 12:13 AM

    thanks I’m sure this will be very helpful as i start my blog 

  66. postedDec 21, 2015 10:42 AM
    laura hyatt

    Do you have any other light box suggestions, the one you suggested is no longer available, thanks!

  67. postedMar 23, 2016 6:39 PM

    Thank you so much for putting all of this great information together. What a treasure trove, I feel like a kid in a candy store here.

  68. postedSep 1, 2016 1:28 PM

    Thank you so much for posting all these links! This post is so valuable to a new blogger even if it is a few years old!

  69. postedDec 13, 2016 12:50 PM

    Hi Lori! This is an incredible collection of helpful blog links and we’ve used several of your resources to help us grow. I’m not sure how often you update the list but I thought I would mention that my husband and I also publish a monthly income report for our food blog. It’s not quite the level of Pinch of Yum but for over two years we have been sharing our journey from $100/month to a few thousand. Just want to bring it to your attention. Thanks! 🙂

  70. postedJan 20, 2017 8:50 AM

    Thanks for sharing! Great post!

  71. postedMay 5, 2017 9:27 AM

    Thanks so much for the great resource!

  72. postedNov 7, 2017 7:57 AM

    Hi Lori! I just wanted to thank you for creating such a great and comprehensive article on starting up as a blogger. I had always wanted to become a blogger (inspired my fav blogger Megan) and then I bumped into your post. This just makes me want to go out there and start. I have a friend who is setting one up for me on Squarespace (?!) and once that’s up, I’ll definitely come back and share my thoughts (and recipes, too). Also, the list of links are fantastic. I just learned how to deal with copyright, which will be very useful once I start posting my own recipes. Kudos, Lori! Great work!

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