Food blogging for Dummies – A book giveaway

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Lubna Karim – Comment #42

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It’s a giveaway time! I have scheduled 6 giveaways this month as a part of my blog’s first birthday celebration, as I promised in my birthday post – remember? So here I present you the first giveaway…The most helpful book I have ever read, “Food Blogging for Dummies” sponsored by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste.

Kelly, herself is a food blogger of and has been blogging for more than 5 years. Not only that, she is a food journalist, stylist, photographer and a chef. She has even worked with Food network and she has a degree in culinary arts. I think her qualification says it all that this book is written by someone with lottsss of experience.

Are you relatively a new food blogger or even wanting to start one and no idea where to start? This book has all the information you need to have one valuable food blog. From soup to dessert, anything and everything! This is simply the Bible for Food blogging!

“Image courtesy:”

I have known Kelly through one of the food blogging conferences. She is a down to earth, charming personality and full of knowledge. She knows every bits of this blogging world!

Check out this video yourself, you will fall in love with this beautiful personality!

At first when I received her email saying that she wants to send me a review copy of her book, I was like – Oh wow! That’s something new…but why  not? In few weeks, it arrived at my doorsteps, and as it arrived,  just like another books, it found its place on my cookbook shelf. You know what I am talking about right? The huge pile of cooking magazines and cookbooks that we plan to read when we get time and the pile gets bigger and bigger???

“Image courtesy: The kitchen”

But this book was exceptional – I was curious to find out what’s in there and so I started reading. And then I realized, oh! This is like a perfect manual for how to have a successful blog!  And very soon this book took place on my bedside table from bookshelf.

Kelly has done great job writing this book very carefully, the book has 16 chapters. Every chapter is dedicated to one special topic – like what blogging platform to choose to how to make money out of your blog. How to use your camera to how to take good food photographs. How to write a recipe to how to develop one. Finding your voice to eating with your eyes. Even how to upload something on the blog…like image or any other media etc…Every tiny detail that you need to know for blogging is there.

Why to spend time finding things on Google, when you have all the information you need related to food blogging in this book.

Few humorous cartoons from her book that we all can relate to!

“Book chapters specifying different topics”

“How to take photographs, set up your own studio or how to read your camera” – whatever information you need is there

Ever thought of using “Glue” in place of milk while photographing?” I never did! Click on image to find out more about artificial food photography.

Who does such hard work? Detailed information on the menu of wordpress blog setup and also other platforms…Brilliant job done Kelly

“Very useful chapter”

Kelly dear, I so wish I had this book in my hand when I started my blog – but never late than never right? I know I need to make a few – okay lots of changes after reading your book!

Thank you Kelly.

I am totally sold to this book and totally recommend it. It’s worth every penny.

Now let’s talk about the giveaway!

How to Enter:

Here’s your chance to win one copy of “Food blogging for dummies”.  And the good news is that this giveaway is not limited for USA residents only, they will be shipping worldwide. So let’s see who is the lucky winner?

This giveaway is open until Thursday (5/31/12) 11:59:59 pm CDT . I will pick the lucky winner on Friday (06/01/12).

Because of Memorial day long weekend holiday here in USA, I am extending the giveaway deadline for another week. Now the giveaway is open until Thursday (06/07/12) 11:59 pm (your time).  I will pick the lucky winner on Friday (06/08/12). 

The winner will have 24 hours to get back to me so make sure to leave a valid email address. Your information is confidential.

I will use the random number generator software to pick the winner. So if you choose to go for extra entries, make sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Otherwise the number generator software will not recognize your entry.

Mandatory entry: Just leave a comment in this post.

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