°Für Deutsch ganz nach unten scrollen° // This blog is about the different aspects of Social media Marketing, Blogging, Social Media Collaboration, Social Media Prizing, “Influencer” Marketing and it aims to support bloggers and people working in Social Media….
I wish I had read something like this 6 years ago. Blogging is tough and not a lot do it for a long time. With the following tips, I hope to inspire you to keep pushing through if blogging is your dream.
Feeling like an Instagram oldie, I thought I might share some of my experiences with you on what I learned through my time on Instagram. You might find yourself in one or two of the stories below……
Whenever you think about London and their food, your thought might immediately jump to greasy fish and chips and beer. But actually, London has the most amazing vegan, plant-based restaurants and coffees, as I learned in my three months here.
You can find my favorite and best 5 places to eat vegan and healthy in London, including Acai bowls, salads, waffles and raw desserts….
How did you become a blogger?
I think besides the question of “How did you get so many followers on Instagram?” the question of how this all started is the most frequent one. I never really know what to answer, as I feel people expecting this huge, cheesy story about me finding my passion and fulfilling the dream I was chasing since young. Well, I can’t give you a cheesy fairytale, but a real insight on how I became a blogger. …
With so many blogs popping up during the last months, it can be kind of a challenge to find your place and space and distinguish yourself from others. Many bloggers start a blog with great motivation but after some time, they stop posting or they loose interest in improving their page and interacting with their readers. Professional blogging is nothing different from a real job. You should listen to you readers and always stay true to yourself.
This post is based on a german article I recently read online. The article deals with the topic of a generation that is unable to commit to love. Not like tinder love; more like staying with someone for more than 2 years. I reflected on myself and found that I am falling into the pattern of not being present in real life but more and more in a virtual world through my phone or computer….
This is a straight forward post. Setting a blog is not easy and requires a lot of effort! However anyone can do it. It is so worth doing it but the way getting to your perfect blog can be painful. My advice?
Do a blog because it is your passion! Your blog will never be successful if you just do it in order to get money. NEVER EVER! Content is king. Blog about topics that you are interested in and then second make your blog look nice and only if content and design are amazing, you can apply for Adsense, Gourmetads or other things available to you. So for now just skip the last thing and focus on the set up of your blog.
Next to great content what a food photography and lifestyle blog needs is a great Design. I am very picky when it comes to themes and designs. I was looking for a very clean design but still with a lot of features and it had to be a responsible design, which means it looks also food on phones and ipads etc. After scrolling through a #feltlike thousand themes ranging from “for free” up to “$300” I decided to start with the KINDRED THEME. It is a minimal and clean full-width blog design shows off your greatly good quality pictures is clearly structured with a lot of customizable options.
EDIT 11/04/15 : I switched my theme to the Foodie PRO as it allows me to even do further customization. I switched my theme to the Foodie PRO as it allows me to even do further customization. I think it is an amazingly beautiful template which allows ads and google analytics
Monetize your blog
Once you have your blog for a longer time and have a certain amount of people loving your blog and got familiar with all the features, widgets, plugins etc. (check out Youtube for things like that as they are many tutorials on topics like these) you can think about monetizing your blog. There are many different ways on how to monetize a blog but I recommend applying to Gourmetads or Adsense. If you have question on how to get accepted by these services feel free to ask. Also, check out my blogpost why gourmet ads and adsense wont accept you.
Canon EOS 6D I recently upgraded to the Canon 6D after using a Canon EOS 70D for 3 years (and before that my iPhone 4S). The 6D is perfect for Food photography as it shoots incredible pictures and also shoots really good quality HD video. It’s an expensive camera, so if you’re just getting started look first at purchasing something like the Canon EOS 70D SLR or even using the camera on your phone.
Canon EF 50mm/1:1,2 L This is my best friend. It’s an amazing lens that has stood the test of time for me. It isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for with a lens and it is a lifetime investment.
Lowel EGO Digital Imaging, Tabletop Fluorescent Light Unit
The best light solution I found so far. With no prior experience, you can quickly & easily create professional results. No wonder it is sold out at the moment…
Tripod A must-have for great overhead pictures or “pouring” pictures. (Food bloggers know what I mean ;))
Lexar 32 GB Professional 1066 x CompactFlash When you belong to those people making tons of pictures just from one stack of pancakes, then this Campact Flash is a great thing to have to work properly as a food photogrpher.
When I first started this blog I celebrated every little success and thought I knew everything about blogging now. HAHA, I was wrong. When applying to several advertising companies, I learned it the hard way and failed despicably. I wished that there would have been someone telling me:
“Do this!” Not that! And ihhhhh never ever try that! Oh you missed that?”