Blogging Info

Are you a blogger? Or, interested in starting your own blog? This is where I’ll share all the blogging info I’ve learned while setting up my blog, and running my past hobby blog, www.notsoseriouseats.com.

So, if you’re new to blogging, start here.

DOMAIN & HOSTING

First, you need a domain and hosting account. I use Netfirms, and have had for several years. They are reasonably priced, and have excellent customer service.

blogging host & domain name

WORDPRESS

I use WordPress. If you are looking to make a little money from your blog, then you will need a self-hosted blogging platform. WordPress.org is where you need to start. They are easy to use, and have a ton of cool plugins to make your site easy to use.

WORDPRESS THEMES

There are literally a gazillion themes you can choose from to give your blog a unique look. Until recently, the main theme I used was the Genesis Framework, through Studiopress. The “child theme” I added to my Genesis theme is called “Foodie” by the uber creative Shay Bocks. It’s great for food blogs, has a clean look (which I like), but is customizable.

Foodie Theme for blogging

BOOKS

I have been studying a lot of e-books lately, and my two fave’s are listed below.
Tasty Food Photography eBook

 

DOLLA’ DOLLA’ BILLS, YO’

If you’re looking to make a few bucks from your blog, then feel free to check back here each month for my monthly web stats and income reports. I’m just starting out, so you can follow along right from the beginning :)

Income Report – May 2014 – $18.25

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