Coming This Spring: Food Blogging For Dummies

Food Blogging For Dummies

I am ecstatic to share that my book, Food Blogging For Dummies, will be on bookshelves worldwide and available as an eBook this spring, and it is also currently available for pre-order!

I have had the absolute pleasure of working with the talented team at Wiley to make this dream of a book into a reality. I never could have imagined having this opportunity back in 2008 when I launched Just a Taste so I could share my family’s rich recipe history. To now be staring at the black and yellow cover with my name on the front is one of the most thrilling, emotional and outright fantastic moments of my life.

I truly enjoyed every aspect of writing Food Blogging For Dummies, including all of the researching, outlining, surveying, interviewing, analyzing, caffeinating and apartment reorganizing (three words: food photo shoots) that came along with it. The result is a 320-page guide that walks you through every single aspect of the world of food blogging, from the technical and the practical, to the artistic and the linguistic.

Food Blogging For Dummies covers every single tip, trick and technique, including:

  • Setting up the technical elements of your blog, from registering a domain to choosing a Web host
  • Finding your food niche, honing in on a blog title, and making the most of layout and design
  • Determining a mix of content by evaluating guest posts, giveaways and every option in between
  • Joining the thriving food blogging community through online and offline interactions
  • Styling, propping and photographing food using resources you already own
  • Mastering the ins and outs of marketing and promoting your blog while earning an income

And that’s just a taste of everything I squeezed in!

I owe a huge thank you to countless people who provided their guidance and inspiration, especially Elise Bauer, Elaine Wu and the entire BlogHer team, as well as everyone who participated in the nationwide State of the Food Blogosphere survey, the results of which proved to be a strong foundation for many topics in the book. Stay tuned for more details to come, including behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes from the incredible five-month journey of writing a For Dummies book.

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  1. Oh, I’m soooo excited about this book! I love blogging but I’m positive that if there was a “Miss Manners of Blogging” she would be appalled at my blog! For instance I put waaaay too many exclamations points in it!!! What FUN it will be to learn how to blog properly! I can hardly wait to taste your book, Kelly!

  2. A huge congrats! And I totally can’t wait-time is so valuable -that having such a great tool altogether is a huge gift!

    1. Thanks, Carroll! And my thoughts exactly :) I spend quite a bit of time on how to maximize efficiency for every element of food blogging, because we all know how much time it can take to publish a single post!

  3. Kelly, big, big, big congratulations! I am absolutely excited to pick up a copy of the book- I know that everything about it will be absolutely perfect!

  4. WooHoo!!! This is great news on an already excellent day! I can’t wait to read every single word. I am so happy for you.

  5. Wow, congrats! That is awesome news! I am both a follower of your blog AND a Wiley employee, so this announcement was really exciting to read. :) Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    1. Hi Brianna! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I have had the most amazing experience with Wiley – the editors, the marketing team, everyone is just an absolute pleasure to work with! We’ve had a lot of fun :)

  6. Kelly: this is the smartest idea yet in the food blogosphere: kudos to you, can’t wait to see it on shelves!

  7. Congratulations on this wonderful news! Can’t wait to snag a copy :) I’m sure everyone out there — newbies & veterans — will get great tips from this book. The contents sound great!