Starting any kind of blog can seem like a daunting task. There are so many tools and websites out there – it can be hard to know where to start. I thought I’d put together a resource list for bloggers (and food bloggers) whom are just starting out. Below, I’ll list what has worked well for me and the products I use on a regular basis. Of course, this list will continue to grow as I expand Kilroy’s Kitchen. As always, I’m only including tools and resources I use and highly recommend.
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission if you purchase through those links. These commissions help keep Kilroy’s Kitchen running.
Bluehost – I used Bluehost to purchase my domain name and I currently use them to host my website. Bluehost offers excellent support to novice and experienced bloggers alike. For more information on starting a blog, you can check out my 1-2-3 step tutorial over here.
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 – I’ve become a big fan of my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera. I purchased mine with the 18-55mm lens and I’ve found that the lens works beautifully for what I’m trying to accomplish. I use this for (almost) all of my food photos. This camera is a great size and is a good starter DLSR camera if you’re a beginner like me. Not only does it take great food photos, but I have used it while traveling and for family photos with great success.
With every camera purchase, it’s probably a good idea to have a good Memory Card. I use the SanDisk 16GB SD Memory Card because, let’s face it, after spending so much money on a camera, the last thing I wanted to do was spend even more money on a memory card. This memory card certainly serve its purpose and, just so I don’t run out of space, I delete the photos from the memory card after importing to my computer.
Food Blogger Pro – Food Blogger Pro has, probably, been the best resource as far as growing a blog. Food Blogger Pro is a website and community created to developing and growing a successful blog. There are over 300 video tutorials on everything from getting started to implementing affiliate marketing to taking excellent photos. Join the waitlist now and get notified when the next enrollment period begins!