BLOGGING TOOLS I ENJOY USING WITH MY BLOG
Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S Nikon Zoom Lens. It’s an excellent beginner’s camera. Its lightweight and user friendly. It also has a guide & auto option (cheat buttons) which helps you get comfortable with photography and shooting until your more comfortable shooting in its manual mode. Offers video and movie controls. Very good image quality. Highly sophisticated AF system for the price
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras.The lens it very light in weight. It’s one of those lenses that you could shoot all day with and not get tired of holding it on your camera. Image Quality: Fantastic. Extremely sharp and detailed images.
StudioPRO 400 Watt Monolight Strobe Flash Photography Lighting Kit for Wedding, Food Blogging, Portrait, Product Photo – (2) 200W/s Flash Head with Light Stands & 20″x28″ Softbox by StudioPRO. Beginner friendly. Even lighting w/ soft box. Most cooking gets done in the evening when there is no natural light to use so you will need some type of lighting.
Bluehost is a hosting company.Your hosting company is your backend support for your blog and your domain name.
This is what you install on the back end and where you choose your theme, your plug-ins and plug-ins which help with the functionality of your site and other features.
Gourmet Ads. With all the heart, soul, and effort you throw into blogging making a little money in the process makes it even more enjoyable and rewarding. You can become an affiliate to companies who place ads on your website where you can get paid per click or per impression.
Smart Phone Photography. The videos are split into easy–to-follow lessons that enable you to take awesome photos and breathtaking special effects shots you and your friends won’t believe.
Adobe Photography Plan. Always stay up to date. Automatically get access to the latest features and product updates. Access an extensive library of video tutorials to get you up to speed quickly and master new skills.
AWeber. Affordable and easy to use email marketing! Stay in touch with your followers by sending email contest, recipes, coupons, or any relevant content. Your email list is money.
Squirrly SEO Plug-in. Keyword research & analysis, monitors your sites progress, excellent customer service, optimizes your articles, optimization advice for search engine bots & humans.
Clicky Analystics. Track your traffic.
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