Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beginner Blogger

Remember back to when you first started you tried to navigate the ins and outs of posting pictures, links, recipes correctly, using twitter and Facebook to promote your blog and creating a header or theme of your own. Blogging takes being somewhat technology savvy and patience!

I have learned so much in my year plus of blogging. I only wish I had time to post more often and the talent to create a new look for my blog.

Yesterday, I offered some of my blogging "expertise" to my friend Kim who is just starting her own food blog (I'll link to it when she has more posts). She cooked me a fabulous vegan dinner in exchange for my help. Kim is doing a 30 day vegan challenge and I am happy to eat vegan food!

I made a list of things to talk about, but I knew we wouldn't get to most of them.

Blogging notes

I was entertained by Kim's bubbly personality and her social kitty Dash while Kim prepped dinner.

Kim cooking vegan meal

We snacked on deliciously fresh french bread and balsamic vinegar and olive oil while sipping some wine.

prepping vegan dinner



She made Vegansaurus's AvoKale noodles and it was so good! I definitely need to make this at home.

AvoKale noodles

Dessert was a carob chip, coconut flake, agave syrup, oatmeal concoction that was also very yummy!

vegan dessert and candle

It was fun helping another blogger get started and was nice to share some tips. I know a lot of other bloggers have written about blogging, so I won't share my list because it's more about the technical things to think about. I did urge Kim to stay private (not share her last name or workplace/position with the world), to join twitter especially, post on her Facebook page if she doesn't mind friends reading her site, wait a bit before becoming a Foodbuzz tastemaker and to use Flickr for uploading her photos. I don't use blogging software, but I know some bloggers use those and upload their photos that way.

Do you have any tips for Kim as she starts her new blog?


  1. I found Katy Widrick's blog homework to be helpful...your friend might too.

  2. I bookmarked Katy's tips for my friend as I thought they were helpful as well!