How to start a food blog

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How to Start a Food Blog

So let me guess: You love to cook. And you love reading food blogs.

Can I guess one more thing? People keep telling you that you should start a blog, and you’ve thought about combining your love of food and your love of blogs as a place to share your recipes.

Don’t wait. Today is your day to start a food blog!

Put things on hold for the next 15 minutes and follow the three steps below. You’ll be up and running with your own food blog before you know it.

How to start a food blog. A three-step guide from Pinch of Yum.Pinit

Let’s go!

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How to Start a Food Blog

The Three Steps to Food Blogdom:

Domain Name and Hosting
Installing WordPress
Making it Pretty

1) Domain Name and Hosting

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What do you want your domain name to be?

Mine is (um, obvi) Here’s what worked for us –> Brainstorm as many different ideas as possible. Once you’ve thought of some possible names, head to Bluehost to see if your domain name is available by entering it in the box that looks like this:

Starting a Food Blog – Picking Your Domain Name

If you’re asked to pick your plan level I’d suggest the Starter Plan, which is paid in one lump sum instead of monthly, but it’ll save you quite a bit of cash.

Bluehost Plan Options

You’ll also need to host your domain name. Hosting is like renting space on the web to display your blog. Bluehost has great rates and gives you your domain name for free if you decide to host with them.

You know how I love a good deal!

Below is a screenshot of what I use for package information settings.

The Domain Whois Privacy shields your personal address and phone number from being displayed to the public.

Bluehost Package Information
2) Installing WordPress

Once you’ve completed registration with Bluehost you’ll need to go through the process of installing WordPress.

WordPress is a blogging software. It’s the software that I use for The best part is that it’s SUPER easy to use and it’s also super easy to install on your website. BINGO.

Here’s how:

Login to Bluehost and find the Website Builders section. Click on the WordPress logo.

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WordPress Install for Bluehost

On the next page click the “Install” button in the “Do it yourself FREE” section.

Installing WordPress on Your Food Blog

Click the “Check Domain” button.

Bluehost Check Domain

Check the terms and conditions box and then click the “Install Now” button.

Bluehost – Install WordPress

Once you get the message that says “Your install is complete!” you’ll want to click on the “View Credentials” button and write down your Admin URL, Username, and Password. You can change these to something more memorable later, but you’ll need them for your first time logging in.

Bluehost Installation Complete

Type your Admin URL into your web browser. You’ll see a login screen like the one below. Enter your Username and Password you copied down from the previous step.

WordPress Login Screen

You’ve officially logged into your blog. Congrats!
3) Making it Pretty

At this point, you officially have your own food blog! Wahooooo! How does it feel? Welcome to the blogosphere, my friend!

You’re minutes away from sharing your famous double-chocolate-marshmallow-peanut-butter cookie recipe with the world (SEND ME ALL OF THEM).

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Fruit and vegetable variety.

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Before you jump into the kitchen there are a few things you can do to beautify your blog. It’s time to pick your theme! WordPress has tons of free WordPress themes to pick from. You can scan through the options here. If you’re looking for a premium theme, check out these options:

The Thesis Theme – This was the first theme that we used with Pinch of Yum. We loved it and still highly recommend it.
The Genesis Framework – This is the current framework we’re using with Pinch of Yum. You’ll also want to look into the available StudioPress Themes, like the Foodie Theme.
Elegant Themes – I think Elegant Themes looks great, is easy to use, and has quite a few different options. It’s also a bit cheaper then the other premium themes listed here. Take a look and see what you think.

3b) Optional Step – Avoid the Mistakes that We Made

Bjork put together a free eBook call “10 Mistakes that Bloggers Make and How to Fix Them” that contains 10 mistakes that we made with Pinch of Yum and shares what we did to correct those mistakes.

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