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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.

  • After having MANY problems with some of the big name companies, I opted for using a smaller company called YellowFiber Networks (great, quick, responsive service, they know WordPress- and they keep my site up and running with few, if any, problems!)
  • 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…


  1. postedJun 19, 2018 8:43 PM

    Great list. Thanks for putting all important links together.
    Nice article!

  2. 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!

  3. postedMay 5, 2017 9:27 AM

    Thanks so much for the great resource!

  4. postedJan 20, 2017 8:50 AM

    Thanks for sharing! Great post!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. postedNov 2, 2015 12:13 AM

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

  10. 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.  

  11. 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!

  12. 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!! 

  13. 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!!

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