Start Your Own Blog

If you’re like me and love following the best food blogs the world wide web has to offer, you may be interested in starting your very own! I am relatively new to blogging and have spent countless hours researching all the best tools out there to make my blog the very best it can be. Please feel free to contact me with ANY questions you may have about beginning your own blog, and I would be so happy to help!

Having started my very own blog recently, I recommend the latest and greatest resources, as blogging is a rapidly changing landscape. When I began Kelley and Cricket, some resources I stumbled upon where a bit outdated, and I had to go through a good deal of trial and error. I would love to save you some time and streamline the process for you. That’s why I created this resource page!

Here is a brief but ever growing list of some of my very favorite (and must have) resources. This page contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Courses & eBooks

Food Bloggers Central


You know what I love best about this resource? Besides the tons of helpful advice? It’s totally FREE! Yeah, you read that right! Get access to lots of articles with tips and tricks on everything a food blogger wants to know like how to schedule your day to make the most of your time, how to take razor sharp photos like a pro (without pro gear), food styling and more!

PLUS join the Facebook group and get completely free access to literally thousands of food bloggers. It’s a great place to bounce ideas off fellow bloggers, ask questions, find great posts for round ups, and learn even more tips and tricks. Join the FBC Social Sharing Facebook group to take advantage of the SIX weekly sharing and comment threads!

The Food Photography Book


If you need completely practical how to’s, lighting tips, charts, and graphics that will help you manage every moment of a food photo shoot from start to finish then you need this book from the amazing blogger behind Food Blogger’s Central! Nagi is a whiz with her helpful tips, visual aids, and insistence that you don’t need professional equipment to take professional photos! Click here to grab your copy now and take your photography to the next level!

Food Blogger Pro


A great place to communicate with other food bloggers of all sizes, view tons of tutorials on food photography, social media, monetizing, and everything else you need to know. My #1 resource! They add videos all the time so you’re constantly learning something new plus having access to their community in order to bounce ideas off other food bloggers is priceless!

Click here for a membership coupon off both monthly and yearly subscriptions!
Don’t wait! Start your blog with help from Food Blogger Pro today!

Food Photography School


Food blogs live and die by their photography so why not start taking amazing photos from the beginning? With over 130+ video tutorials Dana from The Minimalist Baker shows you how to style, compose, capture, and edit your beautiful photos so you can start you blog on the foot! Enroll today and learn how to take the ultimate food pics!
Don’t hesitate! Click here to start taking awesome food photos!

Equipment & Services

tailwind-logo Pinterest is a food bloggers best friend but if you’ve ever spent any time there you know what a time suck it can be! That’s why Tailwind is probably one of my favorite blog tools. It’s a great Pinterest scheduler that you can use right from within Pinterest!



71tz63oxXqL._SL1500_ If you’re looking for a great entry level camera then the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is a great place to start! The power is in the lens so as long as you get a camera body that’s in good working order you can absolutely save some money by buying refurbished!



71fEjITeanL._SL1500_ If you want a good photo you need a good lens (and then you need to know how to use it!) I highly recommend a 50mm lens like this Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens for mid range angles and good overhead shots without having to stand on a ladder!



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