Food Blogging for Dummies (giveaway)

*This giveaway has now ended. Check back soon for the winner!*

I‘m usually not one for reading manuals. There’s a drawer in my home that houses the guides to my blender, food processor, espresso machine and every other small appliance I own, but none of them have been cracked open. It’s embarrassing, but when I bought my first DSLR camera, I ignored the manual.

Something changed when a brand new guidebook showed up at my door. A blogging manual, namely, Food Blogging For Dummies by Kelly Senyei. I met Kelly from Just a Taste at BlogHer Food last May when we rode a bus together to an event.

Food Blogging for Dummies is a hefty manual for virtually every aspect of the craft. I’d be hard pressed to find a colleague who couldn’t glean a few (more like a ton) tips from its 296 pages, no matter how knowledgeable they may be on the subject.

Kelly’s writing reads like a friend briefing you on the latest and greatest in the food blogging scene over a cup of coffee. She’s not preachy and speaks from the perspective someone who has been there.

I believe Kelly has done her homework with FBfD and I appreciate how up the book is extremely up to the minute. It’s also fun to see so many familiar names and blog headers sprinkled throughout the book – including Simple Bites on page 140!

You know, three years ago I wrote a tongue-in-cheek exposé on what goes on behind the scenes of a food blogger. It got picked up by a few major sites, and we all had a laugh because most of it was true. Back then, I wasn’t too serious about food blogging. Few of us were, I dare to say.

However things have changed. Food bloggers are taken much more seriously now – and they take themselves more seriously. I mean, a food blogger wrote the best-selling cookbook of 2011, for Pete’s sake.

The point is, I believe now is a great time to be a food blogger, so if you’re thinking of starting your own, or kicking your current blog into high gear, Kelly’s book is the one for you.


*This giveaway has now ended. Check back soon for the winner!*

Thanks to the publishers at Wiley, I have a copy of Food Blogging For Dummies to giveaway to a lucky reader.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, and if you are a blogger, I’d love if you left your url!

Giveaway ends Saturday, May 5 at 11:59pm. Good luck to all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I don’t have a blog but I think it would be fun to get into!

  2. What a great book! I could learn a lot of things from it for my site I’m sure.

  3. Great idea. I’m trying to develop a food blog now. Have the site, writing some articles, but haven’t gone ‘live’ yet. I’ll take all the tips I can get.

  4. What a great book! I’d love to win a copy. My blog has been sadly silent while we go through the sale and purchase of an across the country move. Maybe this would help me get my mojo back.

  5. Rachael says

    that looks like a helpful book!

  6. Oh, I would love to win this!! Thank you for the opportunity:)

  7. Great giveaway! I am more of a “mommy” blogger than a food blogger, but I have been preoccupied with the changes in our diet recently (no dairy or gluten) and I have been thinking about documenting our journey in whole food cooking more. It is just in the “thought” stage though, so this would be a great help!

  8. Christine says

    I would like to win!

  9. This book would be perfect ! I’m in love with reading all of your fabulous cooking blogs and it’s inspired me to want to start my own!

  10. Julie W. says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. I would love to win this. I was so sorry to here about your loss. Susan

  12. Thanks for sharing.. looking forward to coming back and reading more on your blog.. Erin

  13. I could really use this.; I need to get back to my Blog. Real life has just been so exciting lately.

  14. Love your blog…Funny-I have the RSS feed and I tuned in tonight to see what was new on your site…and saw your giveaway!
    Continued success to you and all your food blogging adventures

  15. Laura M. says

    I’m not a food blogger….but I’m very addicted to reading them! Would love this fun book.

  16. Jessica says

    Would love to win!

  17. Kennedy says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  18. I would like this book!

  19. THIS would be a huge help to me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway

  21. Heather says

    I would love a chance to win! Thank you!

  22. Rebekah says

    That’s really neat! I haven’t blogged too much about food but I would love to learn more.

  23. Great idea!

  24. I have been thinking about food blogging for a while now and would love this book as a way to get started!

  25. How interesting! I’d love to read it.

  26. I need this book. My blog needs some help!

  27. This would make a perfect Mother’s day gift!

  28. My husband and I keep talking about starting a food blog. Maybe this would help us out!

  29. Ralph Helm says

    Sure, I’m game.