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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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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 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.

  2. postedMar 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!

  3. postedMar 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!

  4. postedMar 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.

  5. postedMar 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

  6. postedMar 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!

  7. postedMar 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!

  8. postedMar 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!

  9. postedMar 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…

  10. postedMar 26, 2013 5:02 AM

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

  11. postedMar 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.

  12. postedMar 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!

  13. postedMar 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!

  14. postedMar 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.

  15. postedMar 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!

  16. postedMar 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.

  17. postedMar 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! 🙂

  18. postedMar 26, 2013 5:25 AM
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

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

  19. postedMar 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!

  20. postedMar 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.

  21. postedMar 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!

  22. postedMar 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!

  23. postedMar 26, 2013 6:00 AM
    Ann M Godfrey

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

  24. postedMar 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!

  25. postedMar 26, 2013 6:19 AM
    Kim P

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

  26. postedMar 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.

  27. postedMar 26, 2013 6:33 AM

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

  28. postedMar 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!!!!!

  29. postedMar 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!!

  30. postedMar 26, 2013 6:55 AM

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

  31. postedMar 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!

  32. postedMar 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.

  33. postedMar 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.

  34. postedMar 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.

  35. postedMar 26, 2013 7:48 AM

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

  36. postedMar 26, 2013 7:53 AM

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

  37. postedMar 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.

  38. postedMar 26, 2013 8:17 AM

    Wow, Lori. Just…wow.

  39. postedMar 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.

  40. postedMar 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!

  41. postedMar 26, 2013 9:37 AM

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

  42. postedMar 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!

  43. postedMar 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!

  44. postedMar 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!!

  45. postedMar 26, 2013 10:34 AM
    Bill Masson

    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.

  46. postedMar 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.

  47. postedMar 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+.

  48. postedMar 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    What a great list to start with 🙂
    Thank you!

  49. postedMar 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 🙂

  50. postedMar 26, 2013 12:40 PM

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

  51. postedMar 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!

  52. postedMar 26, 2013 1:07 PM

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

  53. postedMar 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.

  54. postedMar 26, 2013 1:45 PM

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

  55. postedMar 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.


    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:56 PM

      Got it! Thank you!

  56. postedMar 26, 2013 2:04 PM
    Deliciously Organic

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

  57. postedMar 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!

  58. postedMar 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!

  59. postedMar 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!

  60. postedMar 26, 2013 3:58 PM
    Rachel {studio cuisine{

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

  61. postedMar 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.

  62. postedMar 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 🙂

  63. postedMar 26, 2013 6:03 PM

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

  64. postedMar 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! 😉

  65. postedMar 26, 2013 6:55 PM

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

  66. postedMar 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    Thanks so much!!

  67. postedMar 26, 2013 9:05 PM

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

  68. postedMar 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!! 🙂

  69. postedMar 26, 2013 9:25 PM

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


    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:34 PM

      Thank you- just added that one!

  70. postedMar 26, 2013 9:45 PM

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

  71. postedMar 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.

  72. postedMar 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.

  73. postedMar 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!

  74. postedMar 27, 2013 1:06 AM

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

  75. postedMar 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!

    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:34 PM

      Thanks for writing it!

  76. postedMar 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. 🙂

    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:33 PM

      Thanks for letting me know- I just added it!

  77. postedMar 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! 🙂

  78. postedMar 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!

  79. postedMar 27, 2013 9:35 AM
    ea-the spicy rd

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

  80. postedMar 27, 2013 10:26 AM

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

  81. postedMar 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!

  82. postedMar 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.

  83. postedMar 27, 2013 1:25 PM

    This is fantastic post.

  84. postedMar 27, 2013 1:37 PM
    Marge @ A Sweet and Savory Life

    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!

    • postedMar 27, 2013 3:07 PM

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

  85. postedMar 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.

  86. postedMar 27, 2013 1:57 PM

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

  87. postedMar 27, 2013 4:08 PM

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

    • postedApr 1, 2013 4:31 PM

      Got it! Thanks!

  88. postedMar 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!!!

  89. postedMar 27, 2013 6:31 PM

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

  90. postedMar 27, 2013 7:49 PM

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

  91. postedMar 27, 2013 9:47 PM

    this is great! thanks 🙂

  92. postedMar 28, 2013 2:25 AM
    Christina @ The Hungry Australian

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

  93. postedMar 28, 2013 5:02 AM
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

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

  94. postedMar 28, 2013 7:40 AM

    Awesome post.

  95. postedMar 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!

  96. postedMar 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!

  97. postedMar 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!

  98. postedMar 28, 2013 1:22 PM
    Miles @ Greek Recipe Hub

    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 🙂

  99. postedMar 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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