Dear Readers and Bloggers,
It’s Shen here, the handyman, assistant photographer, and recipe taster behind Just One Cookbook. As of January 2013, Nami and I have been food blogging for 2 years. Even though the concept of food blogging itself is pretty simple…
- Make the food.
- Take photos.
- Write the recipe.
- Share the recipe on blog.
…being very non-technical, we went through our fair share of challenges when we first started Just One Cookbook.
Since we didn’t know a thing about blogging, we definitely made a few mistakes along the way. As a result of making these mistakes and facing challenges, we actually learned quite a bit of new skills over the past 2 years.
In this post, we’ll break down our thoughts into the following categories, which we think will be the most helpful for new bloggers.
The content is divided into the following sections:
We’ll tell the story of how we ended up choosing self-hosted WordPress instead of a Blogger, Movable Type or free WordPress.org account.
We are with our third hosting company and so far it’s a happy marriage – but it hasn’t always gone so smoothly.
We’ll review technology like CDN, theme and other helpful tools that we use ourselves.
We’ve learned that it’s not always easy to take a good photo. We’ll give you a quick recap of how our photography skills are improving.
You have a food blog – now what? We’ll give you some tried and tested tips to help you grow your visitor base.
Best wishes for your blogging adventure and we hope these tips are helpful.
– Mr. JOC (February, 2013)